Tag Archives: Harry Melia

ON THIS DATE (5TH JULY) 77 YEARS AGO : THOMAS ÓG MacCURTAIN’S LAST DAY ON EARTH… Tomás Óg MacCurtain, left, 33 years of age, pictured in Cork in 1948 (thanks to Brendan O’Neill for the pic!). In Cork, in 1920, … 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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ON THIS DATE (1ST MARCH) 20 YEARS AGO : A NON-SLEEPING EGG CURRIE SPEAKS… “We didn’t sleep..” – the reply given by Tory politician Edwina Currie to a ‘Twitter’ user who stated she had slept with John Major. In the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (18TH JANUARY) 186 YEARS AGO : WESTMINSTER SLAPS DOWN ONE OF ITS IRISH ‘PET REBELS’. Daniel O’Connell (‘The Liberator’, pictured, left) never claimed to be an Irish republican despite involving himself in an issue which, then as … Continue reading

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SWIM PACKS OUT (not in…!) 1,000 printed items of a republican nature (photographed, left) have been collated into different size ‘packs’ and distributed pub-to-pub and door-to-door in the ‘Swim’ area, notifying recipients of an event which will be 40-years-young on … Continue reading

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