Tag Archives: Tom Maguire

ON THIS DATE (28TH MARCH) 139 YEARS AGO : AN IRISH REPUBLICAN HERO IS BORN. Terence MacSwiney, pictured, left, his wife Muriel and their daughter, Máire, photographed in 1919. ‘ “If I die I know the fruit will exceed the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (7TH MARCH) 97 YEARS AGO : BRITISH ARMY PATROL SURRENDER TO IRA FLYING COLUMN. ‘On March 7th 1921, the IRA’s South Mayo Flying Column (pictured), under the command of Tom Maguire, surrounded a British army patrol at … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (5TH JULY) 77 YEARS AGO : THOMAS ÓG MacCURTAIN’S LAST DAY ON EARTH… Tomás Óg MacCurtain, left, 33 years of age, pictured in Cork in 1948 (thanks to Brendan O’Neill for the pic!). In Cork, in 1920, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (22ND MARCH) 46 YEARS AGO : ‘FÜHRER FAULKNER’ INSTALLED AS ‘PM’ OF AN OCCUPIED AREA. “The British Ambassador called to see me at 11am this morning. He told me in strict confidence that he had received a … Continue reading

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