Tag Archives: Peadar O’Donnell

ON THIS DATE (1ST FEBRUARY) 139 YEARS AGO : 1916 SIGNATORY BORN. On the 1st February 1878 – 139 years ago on this date – a child, Thomas, was born in Cloughjordan in Tipperary, into a household which would consist … Continue reading

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‘PROPERTY TAX ‘: STATE REVENUE CLOSES IN ON ‘DEFAULTERS’.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. As a memorial service, the Armistice ceremony was treated with respect and no conflict stirred until, at the end of the two minute silence, a section of the crowd struck up … Continue reading

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BOUNDARY COMMISSION – ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. The letter said that Dr. Fogarty’s father was known among his own people as ‘Tear-’em-Down Fogarty’ , as big a blackguard of a bailiff as was ever in North Tipperary. I … Continue reading

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IRELAND 1921 : BRITS USE RIFLE BUTTS TO EXECUTE INJURED IRA MEN.

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. Looking back on it now I am of the opinion that the Galway committees were at once the most advanced in idea, and the best fighting group in the Irish countryside … Continue reading

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“AN ENTIRE NATION OF PAUPERS….”

By Peadar O’Donnell ; first published in January 1963. While Father John and I were still running our curacy – I am not sure we were still at Clostoken – Lord Lascelles and his wife, Princess Mary, took a notion … Continue reading

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