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By Paddy Heaney, Pat Muldowney, Philip O’Connor and others. Aubane Historical Society, €20 Coolacrease: The True Story of the Pearson Executions – an Incident in the Irish War of Independence

29th November, 2008

By Paddy Heaney, Pat Muldowney, Philip O’Connor and others. Aubane Historical Society, €20 Coolacrease: The True Story of the Pearson Executions – an Incident in the Irish War of Independence

Days before the end of the War of Independence in 1921, two brothers belonging to a zealous Protestant sect, the Cooneyites - Richard and Abraham Pearson, aged 24 and 19 - were shot by an IRA firing squad and their Co Offaly home...

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