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Police assaulted on Achill Island

Achill, 3 May 1913 - The case against several women accused of assaulting members of  the Royal Irish Constabulary on Achill Island was adjourned for a month at Achill Petty Sessions.

The women had been charged with assaulting the police during a dispute over land on the island. The request for adjournment came through a letter written by the local parish priest, Fr. Colleran and was agreed to by District Inspector Adderley and Resident Magistrate Jerrard.

In seeking for the case to be adjourned, Fr. Colleran said that he would personally guarantee peace on the island for the rest of the month.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.