Monthly Archives: January 2020

ON THIS DATE (29TH JANUARY) 226 YEARS AGO : UNSUNG HERO CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING “A SEDITIOUS PAPER”. Archibald Hamilton Rowan (pictured), a United Irishman, was ‘tried’ on a charge of distributing ‘a seditious paper’ ; on the 16th December, 1792, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (22ND JANUARY) 97 YEARS AGO : THREE REPUBLICAN PRISONERS EXECUTED BY THE FREE STATERS. Three Anti-Treaty IRA Volunteers (‘Irregulars’, as the Staters called them), who had been captured by Free State forces on the 7th January, 1923, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (8TH JANUARY) 97 YEARS AGO : FIVE IRA MEN EXECUTED BY FREE STATERS. In memory of Leo Dowling, Sylvester Heaney, Laurence Sheeky, Anthony O’Reilly and Terence Brady. ‘Laurence Sheeky had a remarkable short life. He was just … Continue reading

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