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taken from Kildimo notes compiled by Michael O’Halloran.
The death occurred of Mrs Catherine (Kitty) Ward at her home Kildimo, Co. Limerick on January 8, 2011. Kitty was born to John and Hanora Hogan nee Wynn (Scartaglin) of Dromkeen on February 10, 1916, the eldest of seven children Kitty enjoyed good health until the end and loved nothing better than to recount for the younger generations her own interesting life and the changes she witnessed. Her clear memory of events was exemplified by her recall of what must have been a terrifying experience in witnessing the Dromkeen Ambush on February 3, 1921. The Hogan family lived near the crossroads where the ambush took place. Following this families in the locality were intimidated by the British forces who threatened to burn them out.
Kitty’s recollections are featured in a Commemorative Booklet, which marked the unveiling of a memorial on February 8, 2009. Tom Toomey author of the monumental work on ‘The War of Independence in Limerick’ included her memory of events in his book published 2010.
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