Hughes was shot by order of the government. Few more were executed in Athlone over the years. Hardly "dragged" from his cell and shot in cold blood. Hughes was aware that he was to be executed. It was Civil War After all.
Sean McEoin took over the barracks. Blacksmith of Ballinalee.
That's the official story. Real story is that a McEoin went on the piss and when he came back to the barracks dragged Hughes from his cell and shot him. Hughes was due to be shot by firing squad later but McEoin got his spake in early.
Local paper informs us this week. that it is Fine Gaels fault that Athlone is losing its Brigade. Well, It certainly did not Happen in Mary O Rourkes time. Just like down the road the A and E in Roscommon did not close under Fianna Fail, We may not like it but those are the facts.
Athlone lost it's Hospital under Mary O'Rourke; selective memory Turd sl?
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