The Robinstown Affair : A War Of Independence Story
Quick overview One hundred years ago, the tranquillity of the small Meath village of Robinstown was rudely interrupted as eleven military vehicles converged on the place. On board was a mixed party of soldiers, police and Auxiliaries, more than forty of them in total. They had spent the morning conducting house-to-house searches in Ardbraccan and Bohermeen where they had made a number of arrests. The main target of their attention in Robinstown was the pub and grocery store at the crossroads, premises owned by the Chandlers, a prosperous Protestant family. The Auxiliaries entered the premises, while the soldiers and regular RIC men remained outside, and proceeded to loot and ransack the place, terrorising and abusing the occupants as they did so.