Telegram handed in at Caherciveen at 6.22pm and received here at 10.30pm. 28/4/16
Sinn Feiners are to assemble here tonight to injure telegraphs and cables and probably railways. As assembling district force and asking for help from the military at Valentia and Waterville. Have notified Admiral Queenstown asking for a gunboat to be sent to the Harbour, also County Inspector.
Copy of telegram rec’d from HC Drogheda. Handed in at 9.34pm. Received at 10.52pm. 28/4/16
County Inspector wounded. DI Smith and 8 men killed. 16 men wounded in encounter with rebels at Ashbourne. Ex-DI McMahon willing to take charge. Wire approval. Above is a copy received from HC Slane.
HC Drogheda wired 11pm 28/4
Re wire received from Hd. Const. Slane received through you I approve of ex DI McMahon taking charge at Slane.