By Diarmuid O’Connor:

Commandant Padraig O’Connor After taking Tipperary town with 250 Dublin Guards and 100 National Army troops under Gerry Ryan goes on patrol on horseback with two Dublin guards. July 1922. He refused the use of artillery to take the town from General Eoin O’Duffy, so it came down to hand to hand combat.

Tipperary town civil war