#OTD in 1916 – Easter Rising: Edward Daly, Michael O’Hanrahan, William Pearse (brother of Pádraig Pearse) and Joseph Mary Plunkett are executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol.

Execution of 1916 Easter Rebellion Leaders at Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol continues. Joseph Mary Plunkett | Born in Dublin into a privileged background, his father was a papal count. He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and the IRB in 1914. Plunkett was Director of Military Operations for the Rising, with overall responsibility for […]

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#OTD in 1877 – Birth of nationalist revolutionary, Michael O’Hanrahan, who was executed for his active role in the 1916 Easter Rising, in New Ross, Co Wexford.

 His father, Richard Hanrahan, was involved in the 1867 Fenian rising. The family moved to Carlow, where Michael was educated at Carlow Christian Brothers’ School and Carlow College Academy. On leaving school he worked various jobs including a period alongside his father in the cork-cutting business. In 1898 he joined the Gaelic League and in […]

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#OTD in 1994 – Dominic ‘Mad Dog’ McGlinchey dies in a hail of bullets while making a phone call in Drogheda.

Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) member and self-confessed participant in more than thirty killings, Dominic ‘Mad Dog’ McGlinchey was blasted to death by gunmen who used pump-action shotguns in an ambush in Drogheda, Co Louth. His 18-year-old son was with him when he died. A former ‘chief of staff’ of the Irish National Liberation Army, […]

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#OTD in 1879 – Birth of teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist, political activist, revolutionary and one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rebellion, Pádraig Pearse, in Dublin.

Pádraig Pearse was born in Dublin to an English father (he was a sculptor) and an Irish mother. Pearse became interested in the heritage and history of Ireland at a very early age and joined the Gaelic League when he was 21 years old. The purpose of the league was to promote Irish tradition and […]

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#OTD in 1916 – Easter Rising: Edward Daly, Michael O’Hanrahan, William Pearse (brother of Pádraig Pearse) and Joseph Mary Plunkett are executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol.

Execution of 1916 Easter Rebellion Leaders at Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol continues. Joseph Mary Plunkett: Born in Dublin into a privileged background, his father was a papal count. He joined the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and the IRB in 1914. Plunkett was Director of Military Operations for the Rising, with overall responsibility for military […]

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#OTD in 1994 – Dominic ‘Mad Dog’ McGlinchey shot to death.

Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) member and self-confessed participant in more than thirty killings, Dominic ‘Mad Dog’ McGlinchey was blasted to death by gunmen who used pump-action shotguns in an ambush in Drogheda, Co Louth. His 18-year-old son was with him when he died. A former ‘chief of staff’ of the Irish National Liberation Army, […]

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