ON THIS DATE (20TH JANUARY) 100 YEARS AGO : CLARE IRA AMBUSH BRITISH FORCES. On the 20th January 1921 – 100 years ago on this date – over thirty men of the East Clare Brigade of the IRA ambushed an … Continue reading
FROM BLOG TO BOOK! ‘Bestselling Author..’? Ah no, don’t think so. Then again…! But seriously…no. We know all about the ‘Mighty Oaks’ proverb but we’re under no such illusion about our book deal. We just happened to be the right … Continue reading
ON THIS DATE (6TH JANUARY) 34 YEARS AGO : IRA OTR CAPTURED BY FS SPECIAL BRANCH. On Easter Sunday morning, 1978, seven Donegal Provo recruits crossed the border to Derry City ; they had been chosen to form the Colour … Continue reading
ON THIS DATE (23RD DECEMBER) 36 YEARS AGO : RUC DISRUPT REPUBLICAN FUNERAL. IRA Volunteer Ciarán Fleming (pictured) – ‘On Sunday 2nd December 1984, IRA Volunteers Antoine Mac Giolla Bhríghde, from Magherafelt, County Derry and Ciarán Fleming, who had broken … Continue reading
ON THIS DATE (9TH DECEMBER) 47 YEARS AGO : ANOTHER FALSE TREATY ACCEPTED BY THE FREE STATERS. The ‘Sunningdale Agreement’ was an attempt in 1973 by Westminster at a ‘power-sharing’ arrangement between the British political establishment and Irish ‘civil-right’ nationalists … Continue reading
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ON THIS DATE (2ND DECEMBER) 49 YEARS AGO : THREE IRA PRISONERS JOIN NINE OF THEIR COMRADES! Crumlin Road Jail, Belfast (pictured) – known for its good quality bed sheets… In November 1971, there were more than 700 IRA prisoners … Continue reading
ON THIS DATE (25TH NOVEMBER) 107 YEARS AGO : ‘IRISH VOLUNTEER’ GROUP FOUNDED IN DUBLIN. On the 11th of November in 1913 in Dublin, in the then 68-year-old Wynn’s Hotel on Lower Abbey Street, a group of Irishmen and women … Continue reading
ON THIS DATE (18TH NOVEMBER) 100 YEARS AGO : IRA GO SHOPPING FOR AIRPLANE PARTS… On the 18th November 1920 – 100 years ago on this date – an aeroplane made an emergency landing in a field near Punches Quarry … Continue reading
ON THIS DATE (4TH NOVEMBER) 19 YEARS AGO : BRITISH PARAMILITARIES CHANGE NAME AND UNIFORM. On the 10th October, 1969, ‘The Hunt Report’ recommended that the RUC (which had been formed on the 5th April 1922) should be changed into … Continue reading
ON THIS DATE (28TH OCTOBER) 44 YEARS AGO : IRISH REPUBLICAN LEADER ASSASSINATED BY PRO-BRITISH DEATH SQUAD. “We must take no steps backward, our steps must be onward, for if we don’t, the martyrs that died for you, for me, … Continue reading
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