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About 11sixtynine

A mother of three and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.

“NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU, BUT YOU’RE FREAKIN’ ME OUT… There’s a ton of ‘The Twist’ but we’re fresh out of ‘Stout’*Like a death in the hall that you hear through your wallNew York, I love you, but you’re freakin’ … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (4TH JULY) 220 YEARS AGO : IRISH REBEL BYRNE AT BALLYGULLEN, WEXFORD. ‘Miles Byrne was born at Ballylusk, in the parish of Kilanerin near Monaseed in County Wexford. He became involved in the United Irishmen with Anthony … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (27TH JUNE) 98 YEARS AGO : IRISH MUTINEERS IN INDIA. Irishmen serving with the British Army in India mutinied in protest at the atrocities being committed in Ireland by the British. The three-day mutiny began on June … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (20TH JUNE) 169 YEARS AGO : TROUBLED IRISH REPUBLICAN POET DIES. ‘My Dark Rosaleen‘ ; a poem about the authors feelings for his country and its tradition of resistance in arms to those that would seek to … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (6TH JUNE) 97 YEARS AGO : “I ORGANISED AN AMBUSH OF EIGHT RIC MEN..” Broad Street, Waterford (pictured) – the scene of the delivery point for a strong message from the IRA to Westminster : “On 6th … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (30TH MAY) 220 YEARS AGO : “INSURGENTS TAKE POSSESSION…”. “Nothing can exceed the melancholy aspect of this place. The insurgents in our neighbouring county of Wexford are so numerous as to have taken possession of and destroyed … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (23RD MAY) 264 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A ‘UNITED IRISHMEN’ FOUNDING FATHER. “Nor one feeling of vengeance presume to defileThe cause, or the men, of the Emerald Isle.” – the words of William Drennan, physician, poet, … Continue reading

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