#OTD in Irish History – 13 May:

1842 – Arthur Sullivan, the son of an Irish musician, is born. Along with William Gilbert he invented the English operetta. Sullivan’s last work is entitled “The Emerald Isle”. 1848 – The Irish Confederation splits; John Mitchel starts the militant United Irishman; he is arrested on this date and is sentenced to 14 years transportation […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 13 May:

1842 – Arthur Sullivan, the son of an Irish musician, is born. Along with William Gilbert he invented the English operetta. Sullivan’s last work is entitled “The Emerald Isle”. 1848 – The Irish Confederation splits; John Mitchel starts the militant United Irishman; he is arrested on this date and is sentenced to 14 years transportation […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 13 May:

1787 – On this date, which is a Sunday, Alderman Exshaw, accompanied by Archdeacon Hastings, is walking in Merrion Square, Dublin, when he encounters ‘a great number of people, leaping, wrestling, shouting, etc.’ The archdeacon observes that this activity profanes the Sabbath and is a disgrace to Exshaw’s district. The latter orders the police to […]

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Today in Irish History – 13 May:

1787 – On this date, which is a Sunday, Alderman Exshaw, accompanied by Archdeacon Hastings, is walking in Merrion Square, Dublin, when he encounters ‘a great number of people, leaping, wrestling, shouting, etc.’ The archdeacon observes that this activity profanes the Sabbath and is a disgrace to Exshaw’s district. The latter orders the police to […]

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1919 – Dan Breen and Seán Treacy rescue their comrade Seán Hogan from a Dublin-Cork train at Knocklong, Co Limerick; two policemen guarding him are killed.

After Hogan was arrested on 12 May 1919 three of the other men who were part of the Soloheadbeg ambush (Dan Breen, Seán Treacy and Séamus Robinson) were joined by five men from the IRA East Limerick Brigade in order to organise Hogan’s rescue. Hogan was being transported by train to Cork on 13 May […]

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1919 – Dan Breen and Seán Treacy rescue their comrade Seán Hogan from a Dublin-Cork train at Knocklong, Co. Limerick; two policemen guarding him are killed.

After Hogan was arrested on 12 May 1919 three of the other men who were part of the Soloheadbeg ambush (Dan Breen, Seán Treacy and Séamus Robinson) were joined by five men from the IRA East Limerick Brigade in order to organise Hogan’s rescue. Hogan was being transported by train to Cork on 13 May […]

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