#OTD in 1977 – A group of Republicans tunneled into the concrete under the cover of darkness and retrieved Frank Stagg’s body to be re-buried with respect to his final wish, beside his fellow hunger striker and friend, Michael Gaughan.

There is a grave in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina, Co Mayo which has a concrete surface, placed there by the Gardaí in 1976, to prevent Frank Stagg’s body from being stolen. Forty years ago, the body was removed from the grave, during the night, without disturbing the concrete, and buried elsewhere in the cemetery. When Stagg […]

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#OTD in 1941 – Birth of Republican and Hunger Striker, Frank Stagg (Proinsias Stagg), in Co Mayo.

“We are the risen people, this time we must not be driven into the gutter. Even if this should mean dying for justice. The fight must go on. I want my memorial to be peace with justice.” –Frank Stagg Frank Stagg was the seventh child in a family of thirteen children, born at Hollymount near […]

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#OTD in 1977 – A group of Republicans tunnelled into the concrete under the cover of darkness and retrieved Frank Stagg’s body to be re-buried with respect to his final wish, beside his fellow hunger striker and friend, Michael Gaughan, in the Republican plot in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina, Co Mayo.

There is a grave in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina, Co Mayo which has a concrete surface, placed there by the Gardaí in 1976, to prevent Frank Stagg’s body from being stolen. Forty years ago, the body was removed from the grave, during the night, without disturbing the concrete, and buried elsewhere in the cemetery. When Stagg […]

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#OTD in 1942 – Birth of Irish republican and hunger striker, Frank Stagg (Proinsias Stagg), in Co Mayo.

“We are the risen people, this time we must not be driven into the gutter. Even if this should mean dying for justice. The fight must go on. I want my memorial to be peace with justice.” –Frank Stagg Frank Stagg was the seventh child in a family of thirteen children, born at Hollymount near […]

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1942 – Birth of Frank Stagg (Proinsias Stagg) in Co Mayo.

“We are the risen people, this time we must not be driven into the gutter. Even if this should mean dying for justice. The fight must go on. I want my memorial to be peace with justice.” –Frank Stagg Frank Stagg was the seventh child in a family of thirteen children, born at Hollymount near […]

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1942 – Birth of Frank Stagg (Proinsias Stagg), a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) hunger striker from County Mayo who died in 1976 in Wakefield Prison, Yorkshire after 62 days on hunger strike.

“We are the risen people, this time we must not be driven into the gutter. Even if this should mean dying for justice. The fight must go on. I want my memorial to be peace with justice.” –Frank Stagg Frank Stagg was the seventh child in a family of thirteen children, born at Hollymount near […]

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Today in Irish History – 7th February:

1865 – Double Medal of Honor recipient John King is born in Ballinrobe, County Mayo. 1873 – Death in Dublin of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu. Journalist, novelist, and short story writer, he is often called the father of the modern ghost story. Although Le Fanu was one of the most popular writers of the Victorian era, […]

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