Republican Ireland had lost one of her best soldiers, but we hold him safe in Glasnevin Cemetery, in Dublin ; in late 1923, he bravely took part in his 5th hunger-strike in 6 years…// From 1954 – “We refuse to believe that the people of this generation, that the young men (sic) of this generation, are any less capable of making sacrifices for Ireland than the men (sic) who have gone before…” //

In 1652, this English war criminal issued a decree stating that Irish Wolf Dogs (‘Wolfhounds’) were to remain in this country and the export of same was prohibited. He wanted to clear wolves from the Irish countryside and demanded that Irish Wolfhounds remain ‘grounded’ until that mission was complete ie he wanted his people to ‘inherit’ less troublesome land! // In 1922, this Irish ‘dissident’ was asked on his deathbed by his family and his comrades for the name of the Stater that shot him, but he wouldn’t tell them – but he did say that it was a comrade of his from the ‘old days’, when both of them were fighting against the British…//

In 1920, the enemy forces inside the barracks were apparently confident that they could hold their position until their colleagues arrived to save them – but then the roof of the structure ‘developed a leak…’//

Plus a few brief pieces from between 1920 and 1990…

All the above (and more!) will be posted here on Wednesday, 27th April 2022 : thanks for dropping by now, and we hope y’all can visit us again on the 27th!

Sharon and the team.

About 11sixtynine

A mother of three (and a Granny!) and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.
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