Monthly Archives: November 2017

ON THIS DATE (29TH NOVEMBER) 97 YEARS AGO – FALSE HOPE AND AN ALIBI. Pictured, left – the remains of two Galway IRA Volunteers, Patrick and Harry Loughnane, who were tortured and killed by the Black and Tans in November … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (22ND NOVEMBER) 94 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN IRA HUNGER-STRIKER. Andrew Sullivan (aka Andy O’Sullivan, pictured, left), 5th Battalion, Cork 4th Brigade, was one of three IRA men to die on hunger-strike in 1923 – he … Continue reading

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RESURGENCE. From ‘The United Irishman’ newspaper, October 1954. One danger is the attempts of Free State politicians to divert this (republican) revival to their party advantage. Just as the nation-wide resentment at the passing of the ‘Ireland Bill’ was successfully … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (1ST NOVEMBER) 97 YEARS AGO : IRISH ‘LAD OF 18 SUMMERS’ EXECUTED BY WESTMINSTER. Kevin Barry (pictured, left) wearing the uniform of ‘H’ Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade of the IRA. He was 18 years of age … Continue reading

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