3rd Tipperary Brigade Memorial
A member of the Soloheadbeg ambush party, Hogan was arrested on 12 May 1919 The three others (Treacy, Breen and Seamus Robinson) were joined by five men from IRA East Limerick Brigade (Ned Foley, Sean Lynch, John Joe O’Brien, Ned O’Brien, Jim Scanlon) in order to organise Hogan’s rescue.
Hogan was being transported by train to Cork on 13 May 1919, and the men, lead by Treacy, boarded the train in Knocklong. A close-range shoot-out followed on the train. Treacy and Breen were seriously wounded in the gun fight, two policemen died, but Hogan was rescued. He was spirited away to Knocklong village where his handcuffs were cleaved by Sean Lynch.
MANY THANKS TO GER RYAN FOR THE USE OF SOME OF THE IMAGES. HIS SITE IS AT http://www.tipperarybrigade.com/