Spade - Newcestown Ambush Hickey
Anglo-Irish War, Irish War of Independence, War of Independence, Ireland, 1919-1921
(the following was written on the spade handle)
"Only died doing a honest days work for god only
8 auxies died
The spade of the fatal bullet.1922
By the work of the tans (spy)
My father pat hickey who was gunned down for that.
He left the ira use 21 stacks of oats for
Newcestown ambush.he my father knew nothing
Of the ambush
He had 2 farms 1922"
Independence Museum Kilmurry
Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Association
“Spade - Newcestown Ambush Hickey,” IMK archive, accessed May 31, 2023, https://imarchive.kateoreillydah.com/items/show/1194.