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ON THIS DATE (18TH MARCH) 99 YEARS AGO : ‘BURGERY AMBUSH’ INITIATED. “…it is very difficult to describe this as an ‘ambush’ in the strict sense of the word, as there were several smaller engagements within the main attack and, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (2ND OCTOBER) 12 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF A 105-YEAR-OLD IRISH REBEL. Dan Keating (pictured) was born in 1902 and died on the 2nd October, 2007 – 12 years ago on this date. He worked within the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (20TH MARCH) 76 YEARS AGO : 21 IRA PRISONERS ESCAPE FROM DERRY JAIL. Early on Saturday morning, 20th March 1943 – 76 years ago on this date – as the Logue family of Harding Street, Derry, were … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (7TH FEBRUARY) 78 YEARS AGO – WESTMINSTER EXECUTES TWO IRA VOLUNTEERS. James McCormack (aka ‘James Richards’) was born in Mullingar in County Westmeath in 1910, and he joined a unit of the IRA in Tullamore, County Offaly, … 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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IRELAND 1921 : “ABOUT TWO HOURS HAD ELAPSED SINCE THE OPENING OF THE FIGHT. WE WERE IN POSSESSION OF THE COUNTRYSIDE, NO BRITISH WERE VISIBLE….”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. We had been invited to speak in support of a resolution already passed by Clare County Council – we could not change the resolution and the Cumann na nGael TD (sic) … Continue reading

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FINE GAEL AND DIFFERENT KINDS OF TRUTHS.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The crowd was in a mood to cheer anybody who made any friendly gesture and they cheered this gift and I could only curse silently and … Continue reading

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