Sir Arthur Vicars

 

IRA Witness Statement Shortly after 9th April1921,I received information that Sir Arthur Vickers was a spy and that his house Kilmorna House known locally as the 'GreatHouse' was being taken over by the military as a 'BlockHouse' .If this happened Abbeyfeale and the surrounding areas of Duagh, Knockanure and Newtownsandes would have been in danger. I issued an order to Jim Costello, company captain of Duagh, in whose area the 'Great House' was located, for the execution of Vickers and the burning down of the 'Great House'. The order was duly carried out by men of the Duagh Company under Jim Costello .The two men who actually carried out the execution of Vickers were named Michael Langan and Michael Sheehy. None of the men in the column took part in this