Kilmorna House, Co Kerry

Oh Mother Ireland, dry your tears Be ever full of cheer, Pray for those noble volunteers Who fought to set you free. When freedom comes to Ireland’s sons Brave Irishmen will say “Lay down your guns, the fight is won At the dawning of the day” The months of April and May, 1921 saw a […]

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Kilmorna House, Co Kerry

Oh Mother Ireland, dry your tears Be ever full of cheer, Pray for those noble volunteers Who fought to set you free. When freedom comes to Ireland’s sons Brave Irishmen will say “Lay down your guns, the fight is won At the dawning of the day” The months of April and May, 1921 saw a […]

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Kilmorna House, Co Kerry

Oh Mother Ireland, dry your tears Be ever full of cheer, Pray for those noble volunteers Who fought to set you free. When freedom comes to Ireland’s sons Brave Irishmen will say “Lay down your guns, the fight is won At the dawning of the day” The months of April and May, 1921 saw a […]

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1921 – Sir Arthur Vicars is executed in Kilmorna, Co Kerry by the IRA.

Sir Arthur Vicars is executed by the IRA in Co Kerry and around his neck the IRA placed a placard bearing the inscription ‘SPY. INFORMERS BEWARE. IRA NEVER FORGETS’. Vicars, who played a pivotal (and probably negligent) role in the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels in 1907. Born in England, Vicars spent most of […]

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Today in Irish History – 14th April:

1661 – Birth in Dublin of Sir Thomas Molyneux, scientist, archaeologist, physician and MP; first to assert that the Giant’s Causeway is a natural phenomenon. 1848 – In Dublin, the tricolor national flag of Ireland is presented to the public for the first time by Thomas Francis Meagher and the Young Ireland Party. 1886 – […]

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