Coastguard Murders Ballygrovane Coastguard Station, Co Clare

Today the old Coast Guard Station is a ruin

1920 Jul 25. A raid on the coastguard station at Ballycrovane resulted in the death of two coastguards

Ballycrovane Coastguard station on Coulagh Bay (on the Beara Peninsula, Co Cork) is attacked by 15 men from the Beara Batallion IRA led by Liam O’Dwyer and Christy O’Connell.  There were about 12 marines in the stations and two of them, called Snowen and Brown, were killed during the attack.  The remaining marines surrender and the IRA capture 12 rifles, six revolvers and various other military equipment. 

British soldiers died in Ireland