Tag Archives: Charles Stewart Parnell

ON THIS DATE (22ND APRIL) 115 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A POLITICAL OPPORTUNIST. ‘William Henry O’Shea [pictured] (pronounced “O’Shee”, a fact that gave rise to much worthless humour in the clubs and music halls at the time of the … Continue reading

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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 (5TH FEBRUARY) 98 YEARS AGO : REBEL WOMEN SAY ‘NO!’. “As things developed in 1922, we could see that the Free State was toeing the line for Britain. Nearly all the girls stayed republican, but the men … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH JUNE) 84 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A SOCIALLY-CONSCIENCED JOURNALIST. It says a lot about the state-of-play in this corrupt State when a journalist that does his/her job stands out from among a crowded workplace for … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (30TH JANUARY) 138 YEARS AGO : EVE OF ‘CONSTRUCTION’ FOR MILITANT IRISH LADIES. On the 30th January 1881 – 138 years ago on this date – Charles Stewart Parnell’s sisters, Anna and Fanny, put the final touches … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH DECEMBER) 141 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ RELEASED FROM A BRITISH PRISON AFTER SEVEN YEARS INCARCERATION. On Wednesday, 19th December 1877 – 141 years ago on this date – Michael Davitt (pictured), … 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 (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 (31ST JANUARY) 98 YEARS AGO : FIRST IRISH REPUBLICAN LORD MAYOR ELECTED. Tomás MacCurtain (pictured), was born on the 20th March 1884, and was murdered by British agents on the 20th March 1920, at 36 years of … Continue reading

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ANNUAL EVE-OF-ALL-IRELAND REPUBLICAN RALLY 2017. ‘GAA : Target of British Normalisation. This Year the annual All Ireland Rally will be at the door of Croke Park. On Sunday September 17th 2017, at 12 noon, republicans will gather at Croke Park … Continue reading

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