Remembering ‘The Siege Of Tralee’ 95 Years On

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The Black and Tans brought terror to Tralee 95 years ago this week.

THIS week marks the 95th anniversary of a terrible time for the people of Tralee.

As the War of Independence raged in Ireland, the eyes of the world were fixed on the Kerry capital because of a siege of the town by the Black and Tans.

It was a reign of terror that saw the town’s businesses forced shut, people fired at coming out of Mass, a strict curfew and the town brought to the brink of starvation from November 1 to November 9, 1920.

To read  about how the events unfolded click here  for an account of the events  from ‘The Irish Story’ website.

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