Transcript of escapees on 27th July 1922 from Dundalk Jail Register Now Available
Transcript of Escapees from Dundalk Jail Register, 27th July 1922
A transcript of the escapees on 27th July 1922 from Dundalk Jail Register is now available on the Archive Collections webpage of the Archives section on Louth County Council’s website. A local historian of the period, Stephen O’Donnell, compiled the list from the microfilm copy of Dundalk Jail Register, 1917-31, held by Louth County Archives Service (original is held in the National Archives, Ireland).
Ninety years ago this year, 106 anti-Treaty prisoners escaped from Dundalk Jail on 27th July. They had been members of the 4th Northern Division of the IRA and had been occupying Dundalk Military barracks when the Civil War broke out in June 1922. On the 16th July, pro-Treaty forces had imprisoned them, including their leader, Frank Aiken, in Dundalk Jail.
For further information, go to Archive Collections and see ‘Introduction to Transcript of Escapees from Dundalk Jail Register 27th July 1922’.