Kilmichael Ambush Site

On 28 November a flying column of 36 riflemen under Tom Barry ambushed an Auxiliary patrol. The IRA column had 35 rounds for each rifle as well as a handful of revolvers and two hand grenades. The ambush site was on the Macroom–Dunmanway road, between Kilmichael and Gleann. The Auxiliaries based in Macroom used this section of road every day.

The IRA men reached the ambush site on the night of the 27th and took up positions in the low rocky hills on either side of the road. The ambush took place as dusk fell between 4:05 and 4:20 PM on 28 November..... (more)