“Sinn Feiners have attacked Ashbourne Kilmoon and Garristown Police Stations”

Dublin Metropolitan Police Telephone

Station of Origin Date 29 4 1916 Received at 5.25pm Sent at 5.35pm

From Telephone Office D.M.P. To R.I.C. Office

Copy of a message received here at 5.25pm from DI McDonald to the Inspector General R.I.C.

The Sergeant at Maynooth reports that the Sinn Feiners have attacked Ashbourne Kilmoon and Garristown Police Stations and killed all the police except 2 men.

A relief force of 100 men coming by motor car from Navan was also attacked by Sinn Feiners and 8 men killed including a D.I. Mr Grey County Inspector has also been wounded. There is only one police man in Dunboyne and no arms, the Sinn Feiners are going to attack it tonight and the Sergeant at Maynooth fears they will come on there, it is only 6 miles from Dunboyne. The Sergeant at Dunboyne could not get his message through and send it by road to me.

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County Inspector Supple and I are taking all the available men to Maynooth as soon as possible.

Copied to R.I.C. office at 5.35pm

Marked very urgent 29 4 1916

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