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ON THIS DATE (23RD OCTOBER) 253 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF AN ANTI-REPUBLICAN ‘MANGLER’. John Claudius Beresford (pictured), was born in Ireland on this date – 23rd October – 253 years ago (1766), into a rich Tory-like family which, due … Continue reading

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‘ISSUED BY THE ARMY COUNCIL, ÓGLAIGH NA hÉIREANN, NOVEMBER 1954…’ From ‘The United Irishman’ newspaper, December 1954. “The task is too great a one to be left to the young men in the Six Counties and it should be an … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (18TH SEPTEMBER) 168 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN IRISH HEROINE. ‘Anne Devlin was born in County Wicklow around the end of the 1770s into a nationalist family. In 1800, Anne met Robert Emmet and moved into … Continue reading

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