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 Dublin Evening Telegraph 24th July 1920

Raids in Dungarvan and Ballina

Hotel Visitors Searched

The Commercial Hotel and the Devonshire Arms Hotel, Dungarvan, were raided by military on Wednesday night.  They first went to the Commercial and searched all the rooms.  They then proceeded to the Devonshire Arms, and a priest who was staying there was obliged to get out of bed.  A close search was made of all the rooms and all persons in the hotel.  The soldiers then went down the Main Street to the Town Hall, where they searched some young men engaged in erecting scenery for an Irish play.  They searched all the young men, entered the greenroom, making a close search, went under the stage, got into the old office, and ransacked all the papers, putting their bayonets through the pictures of the Republican leaders.  They then went into the clerk’s office and tumbled up all the papers.  The military were engaged from about 1 o’ clock till 2.30 a.m. Some challenges were made in the streets but all passed of quietly and there were no arrests.

Devonshire Arms Hotel Circa 1910

Commercial Hotel 1919


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