This is the Official website of the Selton Hill Centenary Committee.
The Selton Hill Ambush on the 11th of March 1921 was one of the most significant events in the War of Independence in Leitrim. It resulted in the largest large loss of life for the volunteers locally and it was also one of the largest loss of life for the IRA nationally. A monument was erected at Selton Hill in 1936 to mark the tragic event.
A Selton Hill Centenary Committee was formed in the summer of 2020 in order to help repair and upgrade the monument which had fallen into some disrepair and also to organise some events to mark the Centenary. This has been achieved with the Support of Leitrim County Council and the Decade of Centenaries Committee. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions events are all pre-recorded or streamed via this website.
Local historian Padraig Leyden has written a book on the events to coincide with the Centenary and an exhibition will take place in Fenagh Heritage Centre at a later date.
Please email us at email@example.com or use the contact form on this website if you would like any more information on this.