Attack On Foot Patrol at Kildorrery
A foot patrol of Black and Tans were ambushed near Kildorrery in August, 1920, at least one of whom was killed (accounts differ) and six wounded. Among the casualties was twenty-nine year old married man Constable Ernest Watkins from Monmouth, who died at Fermoy Military Hospital.
The attack was carried out by a eleven men from the Castletownroche Battalion of the Second Cork Brigade and fourteen members of the East Limerick Brigade Flying Column, led by O/C Donnchadh O'Hannigan. The prime objective of the attack, the capture of the arms and ammunition of the patrol, was successfully achieved by the volunteers during the operation.