Tag Archives: Michael Lowry

A BRITISH ‘LADY’ COMPLAINS ABOUT “THE TROUBLESOME IRISH…”

ON THIS DATE (18TH JANUARY) 192 YEARS AGO : WESTMINSTER SLAPS DOWN ONE OF ITS IRISH ‘PET REBELS’. Daniel O’Connell (‘The Liberator’, pictured) never claimed to be an Irish republican despite involving himself in an issue which, then as now, … Continue reading

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THE FRENCH ARMY WERE “NEAR ENOUGH TO TOSS A BISCUIT ASHORE…”

This Stormont Minister assembled a raiding-party and they prepared themselves to lay seige to County Council offices in Fermanagh, in an effort to force that institution to withdraw its support for ‘the foreign administration in the South…’ Continue reading

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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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THE UNJUST EXERCISE OF POWER AND PRIVILEGE BY LANDLORDS – IRELAND, 1879.

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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RTE TO LOVE/HATE ‘RED COW 3’ ?

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. I was in luck on transport – a young man , a commercial traveller, whose road led to Ballybofey, made no bones about going out of … Continue reading

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