Posted by murphy on November 07, 2011 at 16:31:44:
In Reply to: re: IRA Ambush in Mayo posted by spiceloft on November 06, 2011 at 19:13:39:
I recall the incident. A group of RUC on a fishing trip were ambushed by machine gunning near the Gaiety Ballroom.
I did not hear that they were armed or returned fire.
I did hear that what saved them was that they recognised immediately that they were being machine gunned and as per standard operating procedure accelerated away rather than hanging around to find out. Car was damaged.
Luckily nobody hurt.
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