Tag Archives: Tomás MacCurtain

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 (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 (31ST OCTOBER) 45 YEARS AGO : ‘UP LIKE A BIRD’! The ‘Alouette II’ helicopter (pictured) which the IRA used on the 31st October 1973 – 45 years ago on this date – to rescue three Irish republicans … 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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