This book has been written by Pádraig Leyden and published by the The Selton Hill Centenary Committee.

Price includes delivery within Ireland and Britain. For delivery outside Ireland and Britain email with delivery details and number of books required and we will send you a PayPal invoice. The book can also be purchased at a cost of 20 euro in local shops that include: SuperValu, Murphy’s and Park Store in Ballinamore, Baxter’s and Paul’s in Mohill, Mulvey’s and Reading Room Carrick, Hunt’s Dromod, Scollan’s Drumshanbo, Sheemore Inn Kilclare and Corrib Oil Edentenny Ballinamore.


SELTON HILL tells the story of Leitrim’s most catastrophic military engagement during the War of Independence. Late in the afternoon of March 11, 1921, in a brief, but bloody encounter with Crown forces, in the townland of Selton, near Gorvagh in Co. Leitrim, six IRA Volunteers lost their lives.

The consequences of that fateful evening were considerable with families shattered, South Leitrim Brigade IRA decimated, two more deaths and two families fleeing the country.

The efforts to commemorate the IRA Volunteers that culminated in the erection of the Selton Hill monument in 1936, gives a real insight into the post-Civil War division in rural Ireland.

A century later, using, both newly discovered and recently released archival material the story is told.