#OTD in 1920 – War of Independence | The Burning of Cork.

The Burning of Cork is the name commonly given to a devastating series of fires that swept through the centre of Cork City on the night of 11th December 1920. The burning and the subsequent controversy is one of the most significant events of the Irish War of Independence. During the War of Independence, Cork […]

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#OTD in 1920 – War of Independence: The Burning of Cork.

The Burning of Cork is the name commonly given to a devastating series of fires that swept through the centre of Cork City on the night of 11th December 1920. The burning and the subsequent controversy is one of the most significant events of the Irish War of Independence. During the War of Independence, Cork […]

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#OTD in 1901 – Birth of socialist politician, Roddy Connolly (James Connolly’s son), in Dublin.

Roddy Connolly served as Aide de Camp to his father James Connolly and Pádraig Pearse in the General Post Office during the Easter Rising. He was only fifteen years old at the time. Fearing for his son’s safety James Connolly made Roddy leave the GPO on Wednesday. ‘I remember my father was extremely upset. He […]

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#OTD in 1920 – War of Independence: The Burning of Cork.

The Burning of Cork is the name commonly given to a devastating series of fires that swept through the centre of Cork City on the night of 11th December 1920. The burning and the subsequent controversy is one of the most significant events of the Irish War of Independence. During the War of Independence, Cork […]

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#OTD in 1901 – Birth of socialist politician, Roddy Connolly, (James Connolly’s son) in Dublin.

Roddy Connolly served as Aide de Camp to his father James Connolly and Pádraig Pearse in the General Post Office during the Easter Rising. He was only fifteen years old at the time. Fearing for his son’s safety James Connolly made Roddy leave the GPO on Wednesday. ‘I remember my father was extremely upset. He […]

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1920 – War of Independence: The Burning of Cork.

The Burning of Cork is the name commonly given to a devastating series of fires that swept through the centre of Cork City on the night of 11th December 1920. The burning and the subsequent controversy is one of the most significant events of the Irish War of Independence. During the War of Independence, Cork […]

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1920 – The Burning of Cork.

The Burning of Cork is the name commonly given to a devastating series of fires that swept through the centre of Cork City on the night of 11th December 1920. The burning and the subsequent controversy is one of the most significant events of the Irish War of Independence. During the War of Independence, Cork […]

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1918 – Irish Labour Party declares one-day strike in protest over conscription act.

The Conscription Crisis of 1918 stemmed from a move by the British Government to impose conscription (military draft) in Ireland during the First World War. Vigorous opposition was led by the trade unions, nationalist parties and Roman Catholic bishops and priests. A conscription law was passed but was never put in effect; no-one in Ireland […]

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1947 – Jim Larkin, Irish labour leader dies.

James (Big Jim) Larkin (Irish: Séamas Ó Lorcáin; 21 January 1876 – 30 January 1947), an Irish trade union leader and socialist activist, was born to Irish parents in Liverpool in 1875. He and his family later moved to a small cottage in Burren, southern County Down. Growing up in poverty, he received little formal […]

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