Sligo station the scene of Civil War attack
SLIGO RAILWAY station was attacked during the Civil War.
On January 11th, 1923, the railway terminus was mined and sprinkled with petrol by armed men.
The building was totally destroyed.
Seven engines were sent down the line towards the goods' yard.
One of them smashed through the concrete wall and plunged into the harbour.
Damage was estimated at £80,000.
Earlier, on November 15th, 1922, the Sligo railway signal box was destroyed.
On December 14th, 1922, armed men detached an engine from a train near Ballymote and sent it full steam ahead.
It was 'derailed' by officials on to a bank, without causing loss of life.