IRA COMMANDANT TIMOTHY “AERO” WAS KILLED ON APRIL 18TH, 1923.

IRA COMMANDANT TIMOTHY “AERO” LYONS WAS KILLED ON APRIL 18TH, 1923, AT CLEASHMEALCON, CAUSEWAY. A NATIVE OF GARRYNAGORE, LIXNAW, HE WAS ACTIVE IN THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE AND WAS IMPRISONED IN LIMERICK JAIL DURING THE CIVIL WAR. HE ESCAPED FROM LIMERICK JAIL AND AGAIN RESUMED ACTIVE SERVICE BEFORE THE FATAL SIEGE OF CLASHMEALCON WHEN HE WAS BRUTALLY KILLED BY FREE STATE FORCES AT THE AGE OF 27.

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