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Myles O'Reilly

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The last serious incident involving an Army exercise on a shooting range occurred on May 26th, 1977, when five soldiers were killed an explosion at the Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow. They were on a training exercise involving 81mm mortars.
I can't seem to find anything on this.
 

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well it works for me so its a bit odd

Try irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie
 

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No, the 1977 incident. There seems to be nothing about it barring that paragraph near the end of this article.
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1: British transfer 1,200 troops to Northern Ireland to deal with UUAC strike.3: Loyalist workers strike begins in Northern Ireland.14: Loyalist strike called off.19: Attorney-General Declan Costello resigns to become High Court judge.21: Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave denounces ‘blow-ins’ during Fine Gael Ard Fheis address.26: Five soldiers killed in accident at Glen of Imaal.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/state-papers--1977-archives-of-30-years-ago-gloss-over-vital-political-events-51327.html
 
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