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Eoghan Harris

Bill Bennett, the tribal victim who later lofted the viaduct

Eoghan Harris


This is the moving and redemptive story of William T Bennett of Killeady Mill, Ballinhassig, Co Cork, an ex-serviceman and a Protestant during the dark days of 1919-23.

Sean Lemass made a heartfelt apology to the memory of Irish ex-servicemen during the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

"In later years it was common - and I also was guilty in this respect - to question the motives of those men who joined the new British armies at the outbreak of the war, but it must, in their honour, and in fairness to their memories, be said that they were motivated by the highest purpose."