West Waterford Sinn Féin will host an online panel discussion entitled ‘Waterford’s Fight for Freedom’ to mark the centenary of the ambush at Piltown Cross, which took place on November 1st 1920.
The West Waterford Brigade of the I.R.A. ambushed British forces in an operation that was daring in its ambition and precise in its execution. The action involved the newly established Flying Column and companies of I.R.A. volunteers from across West Waterford.
The ambush put the British forces on notice that their jurisdiction over this part of the country was over and West Waterford was no longer part of their empire.
The panel will include local historian and author Tommy Mooney and Daniel Jack of the James Connolly Centre, who will discuss the national and social context of the war in Waterford. The panel will be moderated by Conor Donegan, a student of the UCC Masters programme in the Irish Revolution1912-1923.
The event will take place at 7pm on Sunday 1st November on the West Waterford Sinn Féin Facebook page.