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- The faction fight or "Battle" of Kilfeacle was fought sometime about 1820. It was some time after the return of the 'pressed soldiers' who had been fighting at Waterloo (1815) as two such ex-soldiers took part in fight in Kilfeacle.The Loobys and Hogans fell out with the Hickeys and Kellys.The trouble arose when Black Din Kelly refused to marry a girl of the Loobys.The Hickeys backed the Kellys and were left to fight the issue on their own in the end. The Hogans backed the Loobys. The fight took place in July at the fair of Kilfeacle.The Hickeys gathered there and were so strong that the Hogans were afraid to leave Tipperary. The Hickeys drank and fired off their guns. Word of this was brought to Tipperary by the Hogans' landlord -- Mansergh of Greenane, and they left the town and engaged their enemies when they least expected them. A pitched battle ensued. Two were killed and several badly wounded. The two killed were Duggan of Garrane and Charlie McCarthy of Gurtussa Dundrum---both home from Waterloo.They were among those that were pressed (conscripted) when the British(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Mícheál Mac Cárthaigh