Wicklow: “Cyclists scouts… watching for approach of any military forces”

Telegram from the CI Wicklow; handed in at Wicklow at 8.5pm. Received in Chief Secretary’s Office at 10.4pm on 27/4/16

To the IG,

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Berdy, R.N. Volunteer Despatch Rider reports here rode to Clogh, three miles south of Gorey and saw at 5pm several cyclists scouts unarmed apparently watching for approach of any military forces from the North. Heavy firing heard from Enniscorthy side.

CI Wicklow.

Repeated to HC Ballatine by HC Reardon immediately.

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