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ON THIS DATE (23RD AUGUST) 219 YEARS AGO : FRENCH BATTLECRY ON IRISH SOIL. “UNION, LIBERTY, THE IRISH REPUBLIC!” – the words and ideals proclaimed in Ballina, County Mayo, on the 23rd August 1798 – 219 years ago on this … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (26TH JULY) 103 YEARS AGO : HOWTH GUNS AND A BRITISH MASSACRE ON THE DUBLIN QUAYS. ‘A nationalist depiction of the shootings at Bachelor’s Walk, in which British troops killed three civilians…’ (from here.) In the early … Continue reading

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