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Writer Gabriel Fitzmaurice, who is launching Rhyming History on the Centenary of the
infamous Valley of Knockanure atrocity in which the Black and Tans summarily shot three local volunteers. Photo Don MacMonagle

Writer Gabriel Fitzmaurice, who is launching Rhyming History on the Centenary of the infamous Valley of Knockanure atrocity in which the Black and Tans summarily shot three local volunteers. Photo Don MacMonagle

Rhyming History: The Irish War of Independence and the Ballads of Atrocity in the Valley of Knockanure by poet and writer Gabriel Fitzmaurice is out now in a new book and CD publication

Rhyming History: The Irish War of Independence and the Ballads of Atrocity in the Valley of Knockanure by poet and writer Gabriel Fitzmaurice is out now in a new book and CD publication

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Writer Gabriel Fitzmaurice, who is launching Rhyming History on the Centenary of the infamous Valley of Knockanure atrocity in which the Black and Tans summarily shot three local volunteers. Photo Don MacMonagle

The Valley of Knockanure is one of those geographical features that could be said to run through both the natural landscape and the human psyche.

A century after three young men were summarily executed by the Black and Tans at Gortaglanna outside Knockanure, and the atrocity still haunts the imagination.


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