Tag Archives: Oliver Cromwell

CROMWELL – “ENGLAND’S PLAGUE FOR FIVE YEARS”.

ON THIS DATE (29TH APRIL) 104 YEARS AGO : REPUBLICAN ‘SURRENDER ORDER’ AND FR. ALOYSIUS. On Saturday, 29th April, 1916 – 104 years ago on this date – Pádraig Pearse issued the ‘Surrender Order’ on behalf of the Irish republican … Continue reading

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‘SURRENDER AND LIVE OR FIGHT AND DIE’.

ON THIS DATE (27TH MARCH) 369 YEARS AGO : KILKENNY FALLS TO A BRITISH CRIMINAL. “I came to Kilkenny in 1650 to suppress the Papist extremists. The city was well fortified, however we breached the walls at St.Francis’ Abbey, caused … Continue reading

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ENGLAND’S ‘HERO’ ? OR A FIVE-YEAR PLAGUE…

ON THIS DATE (25TH APRIL) 337 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN IRISH ‘RAPPAREE’. ‘..beaten down by disease and poverty , some natives tended to ‘doff their cap’ to the denizens of the Castles, and stare in awe as they … Continue reading

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MY ‘ICE BUCKET’ CHALLENGE (AND PIC)!

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. We saw the limitations in those others clearly enough, but we were even more aware of our own limitations, and we had not learned to trust to the dynamics of struggle … Continue reading

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HISTORY REVISED , FIANNA FÁIL AND PROVISIONAL SINN FÉIN STYLE.

‘THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY…..’ By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Two car-loads of police came to Pat Harkin’s door and Pat – tough , courageous man though he was – would as soon they had given … Continue reading

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