On Tuesday evening, the Limerick village of Galbally was the setting for re-enactments of the planning, execution and aftermath of 'The Rescue' that involved seventeen-year-old Sean Hogan who took part in an attack on RIC officers at Soloheadbeag, Co Tipperary on January 21, 1919.

Two policemen (Constables Patrick O'Connell and James McDonnell) died in the incident which is considered to have been the start of Ireland's War of Independence.

Held mainly out of doors, Tuesday night's historical re-enactments recalled a time of great turbulence and upheaval in Ireland.

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