The Tralee Fianna Eireann Sluagh was one of the largest and most active of all the Fianna branches throughout Ireland during the War of Independence. A senior Fianna officer, known only by the initials ‘T.M.’ later stated that:
“No mere account of routine scout work is the story of the Tralee Fianna Eireann. It is an integral part of the history of the entire resistance movement in the town, during the Anglo-Irish War. Boys of the Fianna, all of them in their ‘teens’, stood shoulder to shoulder with the men of the Republican Army in many big engagements. They fought bravely; some died leaving to the survivors the rich legacy of their inspiring example of courage and self-sacrifice”.