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- In the year 1822 the "White Boys" attacked the Police Barracks in Churchtown. The Police defended it bravely until the attackers set it on fire. They did this by throwing lighting sods of turf up on the thatched roof which immediately caught fire. The Police rushed out and there were three killed and seven wounded. Their horses in the stables at the back of the Barracks were burned to death.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.