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BRITISH FORCES RAID AND LOOT A ‘FRIENDLY HOUSE’.

ON THIS DATE (9TH FEBRUARY) 119 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A KNIGHTED, DISILLUSIONED ‘NATIONALIST’. Charles Gavan Duffy (pictured) was born in Dublin Street in County Monaghan on the 12th April, 1816, into a well-to-do family, and received his education … Continue reading

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PRESSURED TO ACCEPT THE TREATY OF SURRENDER.

ON THIS DATE (31ST MARCH) 47 YEARS AGO : IRA POW IN ENGLISH JAIL JOINS THE HUNGER-STRIKE. Michael Gaughan (pictured), the eleventh Irish republican to die on hunger strike, was four months away from celebrating his 25th birthday. Immortalised in … Continue reading

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HOSPITAL ASSASSINATION, 1976.

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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‘THE BRITISH WERE RIGHT TO SHOOT THE 1916 LEADERS’ – FIANNA FÁIL ‘TD’.

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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MEET PAT AND BRIAN – ‘WATER’ PAIR OF GOOD NEIGHBOURS…..

BOBBY SANDS COMMEMORATION : IRELAND’S TWENTY-TWO REPUBLICAN HUNGER-STRIKERS TO BE COMMEMORATED IN DUBLIN ON SATURDAY 2ND MAY 2015. Between the years 1917 and 1981 , twenty-two Irish men died on hunger-strike in our on-going fight for Irish freedom : Thomas … Continue reading

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