Mopping Up. Battle of Adare

Mopping Up. Battle of Adare

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Adare, Limerick


circa 1922


circa 1922


01min 12sec





black and white


British Pathe


British Pathé

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This shows the surrender of Irregulars at Adare. The National Army general in charge here was Eoin O'Duffy (later in charge of the Garda Siochana and later still leader of the Blueshirts). This took place on 4th August 1922 when victory was obtained with the help of an 18 pound gun (shown here). This success was all the more pleasing because the Irregulars had captured 30 Free State troops on 23rd July near Kilmallock. These shots are of anti-Treaty soldiers who surrendered during the Battle of Adare in the West of Ireland.

Shot List

'Ireland. Mopping Up - Unique pictures taken under fire - of actual surrender of band of rebels during battle of Adare. Pathe Gazette.' Soldiers marching on a wide dirt road. Armoured van and cannon on road. View of cannon being fired. Rebels surrendering.



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