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ON THIS DATE (6TH FEBRUARY) 142 YEARS AGO : DEATH OF AN IRISH PATRIOT. ‘Imposing Military and Civic Demonstration in New York. The Remains En Route to Ireland – The Irish people of New York paid the last tribute of … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (30TH JANUARY) 138 YEARS AGO : EVE OF ‘CONSTRUCTION’ FOR MILITANT IRISH LADIES. On the 30th January 1881 – 138 years ago on this date – Charles Stewart Parnell’s sisters, Anna and Fanny, put the final touches … Continue reading

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“WE ASK FOR NO MERCY AND WE WILL MAKE NO COMPROMISE” – TERENCE MacSWINEY. An edited version of this speech was published in ‘The United Irishman’ newspaper in October 1954. This is the speech in full ; on the 13th … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (9TH JANUARY) 97 YEARS AGO : RESIGNATIONS OVER THE TREATY OF SURRENDER. “In view of the vote that was taken here on Saturday and which I had definitely to oppose as one that was tending to subvert … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (2ND JANUARY) 103 YEARS AGO : “FIGHT FOR IRELAND” SPEECH BY 1916 RISING LEADER. “If the Germans landed in Ireland, taking it by force of arms, they would have just as much right to it as England…fight … Continue reading

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CABHAIR SWIM , 25TH DECEMBER 2018 – A SWIM IN THE FOGGY DEW : FEW WORDS AND PICS. The Cabhair Swim site, 3rd Lock, Inchicore, Dublin, pictured at 9am on Christmas Day, 2018. A swim in the foggy dew – … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (19TH DECEMBER) 141 YEARS AGO : ‘FATHER OF THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE’ RELEASED FROM A BRITISH PRISON AFTER SEVEN YEARS INCARCERATION. On Wednesday, 19th December 1877 – 141 years ago on this date – Michael Davitt (pictured), … Continue reading

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