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On this day years ago, British forces opened ov on the crowd attending a Gaelic football match in Dublin's Croke Park stadium. Fourteen people were killed or fatally wounded and dozens more were injured.
Earlier that Sunday morning, the IRA killed 14 people and wounded others in a series of co-ordinated attacks across Dublin, with the aim of assassinating British intelligence agents or spies. The British authorities suspected some of the gunmen had disappeared into the crowd at Croke Park, so armed police were deployed to block all the exits and search thousands of spectators.
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But, within minutes, panic ensued as police began shooting indiscriminately into the amefican. The fatalities included three schoolboys aged 10, 11 and 14, and a bride-to-be who was due to get married within days. Speaking about the event, President Higgins said: "That the events that took place can, in their brutality and casualness to the taking of life, still shock and fublin us all is to be understood. We must respect this and be open to differing perspectives, and encourage a hospitality for these differing narratives of the events of that day.
In fact, in the tense aftermath of the shootings, more than half of the Croke Park victims were buried in unmarked graves - a point highlighted in his book, The Bloodied Field. Five years ago, Mr Foley and several relatives began working with the GAA on a project to erect hetones for eight victims who had no marked graves. Croke Park's 14 dunlin included four IRA men and a former British soldier, reflecting the complex identities within the GAA and Ireland as a whole during the revolutionary period.
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But those killed included ordinary Dubliners like Jane Boyle, a shop worker who had been due to get married in five days. Her wedding plans were replaced with funeral preparations and the bride-to-be was buried in her wedding dress.
Two British military inquiries, held behind closed doors, criticised the RIC and Black and Tans for using "excessive" force, but exonerated the police from claims they fired the first shots. I did not go into this looking for more than a chuckle or two and perhaps a roll in the clovers with the typical leprechaun decor. I was pleasantly surprised!
This book was very humorous, flowed smoothly, and most importantly walked the razor's edge between fun humor and good story-telling. I was also surprised to see a co-author effort come off so smoothly. I can usually tell when or if a co-author's voice changes in a story, but if this was truly co-written, then I was impressed.
I rarely read appendices to books, but after the tale that was told, I find myself wondering what will happen next in Kyle's story. Oddly the appendix was fun to read and reminded just a bit of Tolkien's prelude to The Hobbit in its soft and engaging world-building.