#OTD in 1973 – Mountjoy Prison Helicopter Escape: The IRA use a hijacked helicopter to free three of their members from the exercise yard of Mountjoy Prison, Dublin.

Early that day, an IRA member had hijacked an Alouette II helicopter and forced the pilot to land at the D Wing of Mountjoy Prison where they picked up the three IRA prisoners: Séamus Twomey, Chief of Staff, JB O’Hagan, Quartermaster, and Kevin Mallon, activist. Irish prison guards were not armed. The helicopter had been […]

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#OTD in 1973 – Mountjoy Prison Helicopter Escape: The IRA use a hijacked helicopter to free three of their members from the exercise yard of Mountjoy Prison, Dublin.

Early that day, an IRA member had hijacked an Alouette II helicopter and forced the pilot to land at the D Wing of Mountjoy Prison where they picked up the three IRA prisoners: Séamus Twomey, Chief of Staff, JB O’Hagan, Quartermaster, and Kevin Mallon, activist. Irish prison guards were not armed. The helicopter had been […]

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1973 – Mountjoy Prison Helicopter Escape: Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin after a hijacked helicopter landed in the exercise yard.

Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers (Séamus Twomey, Chief of Staff, JB O’Hagan, Quartermaster, and Kevin Mallon, activist) escaped from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, aboard a hijacked Alouette II helicopter. Irish prison guards were not armed. It was a brilliantly audacious escapade by the IRA and generated intense embarrassment for the government but incredible PR […]

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1973 – Mountjoy Prison Helicopter Escape.

Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers (Séamus Twomey, Chief of Staff, JB O’Hagan, Quartermaster, and Kevin Mallon, activist) escaped from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, aboard a hijacked Alouette II helicopter. Irish prison guards were not armed. It was a brilliantly audacious escapade by the IRA and generated intense embarrassment for the government but incredible PR […]

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Today in Irish History – 6 September:

1798 – Humbert marches to Drumkeeran. Lake is still tailing Humbert. 1813 – Isaac Butt, barrister, politician and founder of the Home Rule movement, is born in Glenfin, Co Donegal. 1831 – Birth in Rosscarbery, Co Cork of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, one of the founders of the Fenian Brotherhood. 1880 – Birth of Brinsley MacNamara […]

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