Monthly Archives: March 2020

ON THIS DATE (25TH MARCH) 174 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ BORN. The Irish ‘dissident’, Michael Davitt (pictured) was born on this date – 25th March – in 1846, in Straide, County Mayo, at the height … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (18TH MARCH) 99 YEARS AGO : ‘BURGERY AMBUSH’ INITIATED. “…it is very difficult to describe this as an ‘ambush’ in the strict sense of the word, as there were several smaller engagements within the main attack and, … Continue reading

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ST. PATRICKS DAY 1858 AND THE IRISH STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM. Joseph Denieffe (left) , one of the founders of the ‘Irish Republican Brotherhood’. Born in Kilkenny City in 1833 , Joseph Denieffe grew up to become a tailor by trade … Continue reading

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BORN ON THIS DATE (4TH MARCH) THE SAME DATE THAT HE DIED, AND NAMED AFTER AN IRISH HERO WHO WAS BORN ON THAT SAME DATE 120 YEARS BEFORE HIM! Emmet Dalton (pictured, on the right, with Michael Collins), Irish rebel-turned-Free … Continue reading

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