Beidh cuimhne ag leitheoirí rialta ar an bhlag seo
Regular visitors to the blog will remember the above article
I wonder if this order, issued by the Royal Irish Constabularly Cork, in 1920, had anything to do with O'Gara's motivation.
December 1 1920 the Auxiliary Division, RIC, Macroom Castle:
'All male inhabitants of Macroom and all males passing through Macroom shall not appear in public with their hands in their pockets. Any male infringing this order is liable to be shot at sight'.