Mortgage Resistance, 1736


726086_af657fb6Bremore Castle, Balbriggan, Co Dublin.


“In 1736 Captain Vernon, then sheriff of the County of Dublin, being directed to give possession of the castle of Bremore to Mr Tummon, was opposed by Captain MacCulloch and his dependants.Fifty shots were exchanged, but without slaughter, at last the ammunition of the castle being spent, the beseigers drew near, made a breach and took the garrison prisoners; but McCulloch, his wife and one O’Neill having retire to a garden-house necessitated another attack until they also were captured, and with the rest brought prisoners of war to Kilmainham Gaol.”

From D’Alton’s ‘History of the County of Dublin’

Good times.

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