Tag Archives: Francis Sheehy-Skeffington

THE ‘BLUFFER BATES’ IS FACED UP TO AND FACED DOWN BY HIS OWN!

The ‘Orange Boss’ was challenged by his own people over his ‘stay at home’ ruling so he marched his ‘police force’ up to the top of the hill…and then marched them down again… Continue reading

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FEMINIST, REPUBLICAN, SOCIALIST ; TAUGHT REASON AND KNEW COMPASSION.

ON THIS DATE (27TH MAY) 143 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER-IN-WAITING. ‘Francis Sheehy-Skeffington did not enter his wife Hanna’s details on the 1911 Census form at their home…as the suffragettes had a campaign of non-cooperation with … Continue reading

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A COUNTRY PLAYING AGAINST ITSELF…

ON THIS DATE (26TH APRIL) 272 YEARS AGO : ‘LORD’ KILLED BY A DRAGO(O)N’S ‘STING’. ‘Positive and overbearing, Changeful still and still adhering, Spiteful, peevish, rude, untoward, Fierce in tongue, in heart a coward. Judgement weak and passion strong, Always … Continue reading

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“IT SHOULD BE EMPHASISED THAT THE DESTRUCTION OF HOUSES, PUBLIC UTILITIES, TRANSPORT AND LIVES…..ARE ACCEPTED AND INTENDED AIMS OF OUR BOMBING POLICY…”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The British struck back by the ‘economic war’, but the Fenian countryside saw this as an aspect of the anti-imperialists’ struggle and bore its burden – they saw Fianna Fáil safely … Continue reading

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