The Loughgall Ambush

The Troubles Podcast

Dec 15 2020 • 19 mins

This episode focuses on the IRA's largest loss of life during the Troubles. The unit had planned on launching an attack on an RUC barracks, and were unaware that their every move was being watched. As they moved in to attack the barracks, the British SAS were lying in wait for them.SOURCES:Excellent documentary which features the Loughgall Ambush: about the IRA Unit being monitored before the attack: Ambush told from the perspective of the SAS: Member speaking about the attack: Fein Councillor speaking about the attack in 2011: full account of the event: a special thanks to Mairead Kelly for getting in touch See for privacy and opt-out information.