#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Rebels defeat small force of Yeomanry at Ballraheen Hill; they move to camp at Croghan.

“Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry: ‘Arm! Arm!’ he cried, ‘For I’ve come to lead you; For Ireland’s freedom we’ll fight or die!” After enduring dreadful torture, Father John Murphy is executed, and his decapitated head displayed on a pike for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. […]

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#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Rebels defeat small force of Yeomanry at Ballraheen Hill; they move to camp at Croghan.

“Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry: ‘Arm! Arm!’ he cried, ‘For I’ve come to lead you; For Ireland’s freedom we’ll fight or die!” After enduring dreadful torture, Father John Murphy is executed, and his decapitated head displayed on a pike for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. […]

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#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Execution of Father John Murphy.

“Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry: ‘Arm! Arm!’ he cried, ‘For I’ve come to lead you; For Ireland’s freedom we’ll fight or die!” After enduring dreadful torture, Father John Murphy is executed, and his decapitated head displayed on a pike for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. […]

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1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Execution of Father John Murphy.

“Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry: ‘Arm! Arm!’ he cried, ‘For I’ve come to lead you; For Ireland’s freedom we’ll fight or die!” After enduring dreadful torture, Father John Murphy is executed, and his decapitated head displayed on a pike for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. […]

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