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15 July 1927:  Countess Constance Markievicz died on this day. Society Girl, Artist, Revolutionary, Feminist and Socialist there is no doubt that she was a woman who lived Life to the full and gave it her all for Ireland and her People. She was born in Lond...
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14‭ ‬July‭ ‬1798:‭ ‬The Patriot brothers John and Henry Sheares were executed on this day.‭ ‬They were both members of the Legal Profession and had joined the United Irishmen to fight tyranny and free Ireland from English rule.‭ ‬They were the sons of a wea...
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13 July 1866: The Great Eastern steamship [above], the largest vessel afloat at that time, departed Valentia Island Co Kerry for Newfoundland on this day. Its task was to attempt once again to try and lay a working telegraph cable from Europe to the America...
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12 July [O.S. 1 July] 1690: The Battle of the Boyne/ Cath na Bóinne was fought on this day. The Protestant Army of King William of Orange defeated the Catholic Army of King James II. With around 36,000 Williamites against 25,000 Jacobites this battle, in te...
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11‭ ‬July 1921: ‘The Truce’ began at 12 noon on this day. This brought to an end organised military operations between the Irish Republican Army and the British Crown Forces during the Irish War of Independence. The negotiations leading up to the cessation ...
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10 July 1927: The Assassination of Kevin O’Higgins, Vice-President of the Executive Council, Minister for Justice and Minister for External Affairs on this day. His role in the Irish Civil War had still not been forgotten or forgiven by many Republicans. He...
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9‭ ‬July‭ ‬1911: King George V and Queen Mary visited the Catholic Seminary of Maynooth on this day. The British king was on a brief tour of Ireland to mark his accession to the throne.‭ ‬He spent four days in and around Dublin on a royal visit to the city....
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8 July 1981: The death of Joe McDonnell on Hunger Strike on this day. He died after 61 days without food. He was the fifth Republican prisoner to die that year in the ongoing campaign to gain Special Status for political prisoners. Joe McDonnell was born in...
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7‭ July 1816: The great Irish playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan died on this day. He died in the City of London in impoverished circumstances.  Sent to be educated at Harrow by his father he completed his education before he eloped and married Elizabeth ...
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6 July 1958 Sir John Lymbrick Esmonde, 14th Baronet died on this day. Born on 5 February 1893 he was an Irish nationalist politician who unusually served as both Member of Parliament (MP) in the Parliament of the United Kingdom in London and later as a Teac...
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