Monthly Archives: February 2018

ON THIS DATE (28TH FEBRUARY) 218 YEARS AGO : ‘SHEEPSTEALERS’ SON BUTCHERED BY THE BRITISH. ‘O see the fleet-foot host of men, who march with faces drawn,From farmstead and from fishers’ cot, along the banks of Ban;They come with vengeance … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (21ST FEBRUARY) 42 YEARS AGO : IRISH REPUBLICAN ‘BURIED’ BY FREE STATERS UNDER SIX FEET OF CONCRETE. ‘Exhumed in glory a November moon was driftingAnd freedom’s light aglowWhen some IRA had gathered in a graveyard in Mayo.Those … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (7TH FEBRUARY) 78 YEARS AGO – WESTMINSTER EXECUTES TWO IRA VOLUNTEERS. James McCormack (aka ‘James Richards’) was born in Mullingar in County Westmeath in 1910, and he joined a unit of the IRA in Tullamore, County Offaly, … Continue reading

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