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ON THIS DATE (18TH MARCH) 99 YEARS AGO : ‘BURGERY AMBUSH’ INITIATED. “…it is very difficult to describe this as an ‘ambush’ in the strict sense of the word, as there were several smaller engagements within the main attack and, … 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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43 YEARS UNDER WATER ON THE 25TH DECEMBER 2019… A scene from the 2010 Cabhair Christmas Swim (pictured) – the year of the ‘Big Freeze’. As a Cabhair rep said at the time – “If we can continue to hold … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (10TH APRIL) 96 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF IRA GENERAL, LIAM LYNCH. ‘Liam Lynch was born in Barnagurraha, Co Limerick. He joined the Irish Volunteers after witnessing the arrests of the Kent family by British forces after … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (9TH JANUARY) 97 YEARS AGO : RESIGNATIONS OVER THE TREATY OF SURRENDER. “In view of the vote that was taken here on Saturday and which I had definitely to oppose as one that was tending to subvert … Continue reading

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20 YEARS ‘CELEBRATION’ OF A FALSE DAWN. ’20 years later and inevitable failure of GFA has come to pass. 02 April, 2018 13:57 With the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) certain questions have to be asked. What … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (8TH MARCH) 75 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN UNYIELDING OPPONENT OF THE FREE STATE. On March 27th, 1872, a baby girl was born in London, was moved to County Cork and reared and educated there, at … Continue reading

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38 YEARS AGO TODAY : BURIED UNDER SIX FEET OF CONCRETE.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Men from Clare came to see Father John, for the courts were on the rampage against defaulters there too. Sonny Breen and some others got the bright idea that they would … Continue reading

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BRIEF REPORT AND PICS : ‘EVE RALLY’ , DUBLIN , SEPTEMBER 2012.

RSF ANNUAL EVE OF ALL-IRELAND RALLY , SATURDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER 2012. Lectern front , 22-9-12. The Republican Sinn Féin-organised ‘Eve of All-Ireland Rally’ was held , as advertised, on Saturday 22nd September 2012 , in O’Connell Street , Dublin , … Continue reading

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