As told by his Grandson Frank Fagan.Thomas FaganBackgroundOriginally from Fairview in Dublin, I now live in west Sligo and volunteer in the Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina. It is a private collection of Irish historical memorabilia, rare books and artifacts which were bequeathed to the town of Ballina by local businessman and lifelong Republican Jackie Clarke. I have become fascinated by the extraordinary local stories and experiences from the War of Independence and particularly the Civil War which have been shared with me by the elderly sons and daughters of the men and women who fought.I have an interest in the legacy and aftermath of conflict in a small rural area, but in particular the inter-generational aspect of the remembering ...

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