Athlone: “Military… could send 1 machine gun & 200 troops from Dublin”

Telegram from CI Mullingar handed in at Mullingar at 12.30am. Received in the Chief Secretary’s Office at 1.30am on 28th April 1916.

To the IG.,

The Following message received from the CI Ballinasloe- rebels still encamped at Moyode, have entrenched and fortified the place. Rumoured they have 3 machine guns. Military authorities at Athlone state they could send one machine gun and 200 troops from Dublin. Please say how soon.

C.I. Mullingar.

Read to Mr. Mercer at 7am on 28th April by Mr. Moriarty.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s