#OTD in 1993 – Greysteel massacre: the UDA, using the covername ‘Ulster Freedom Fighters’ (UFF), claimed responsibility for a gun attack on the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry.

In what was one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles, a night on the eve of Halloween in 1993, UDA gunmen entered the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry (an Irish Catholic, nationalist area) and shot dead seven people and wounding thirteen. Another man died later from his injuries. Before opening fire, one […]

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#OTD in 1993 – Greysteel massacre: the UDA, using the covername ‘Ulster Freedom Fighters’ (UFF), claimed responsibility for a gun attack on the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry.

In what was one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles, a night on the eve of Halloween in 1993, UDA gunmen entered the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry (an Irish Catholic, nationalist area) and shot dead seven people and wounding thirteen. Another man died later from his injuries. Before opening fire, one […]

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1993 – Greysteel massacre: the UDA, using the covername ‘Ulster Freedom Fighters’ (UFF), claimed responsibility for a gun attack on the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry.

In what was one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles, a night on the eve of Halloween in 1993, UDA gunmen entered the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry (an Irish Catholic, nationalist area) and shot dead seven people and wounding thirteen. Another man died later from his injuries. Before opening fire, one […]

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1993 – Greysteel massacre: the UDA, using the covername “Ulster Freedom Fighters” (UFF), claimed responsibility for a gun attack on the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry.

In what was one of the worst atrocities of the troubles, a night on the eve of Halloween in 1993, UDA gunmen entered the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry (an Irish Catholic, nationalist area) and shot dead seven people and wounding thirteen. Another man died later from his injuries. Before opening fire, one […]

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Today in Irish History – 24th April:

1596 – Pacificatie of Ireland drawn. 1718 – Nathaniel Hone, portrait painter, is born in Dublin. 1764 – Thomas Emmet, nationalist and brother of Robert Emmet, is born in Dublin. 1857 – William Thompson, journalist, is born in Derry. 1906 – Son of an Irish father, William Joyce aka ‘Lord Haw-Haw’; fascist and broadcaster of […]

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Today in Irish History – 25th March:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of the Annunciation to Our Lady. 1635 – A shower of hailstones, with stones as large as four inches in circumference, is reported in Castletown, Co. Offaly; a hen is killed and a woman is injured. 1738 – Irish harpist and composer, Turlough O’Carolan, dies at […]

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1971 – Birth of Irish comedian, Patrick Kielty.

Patrick Kielty (born January 31, 1971) is an Irish comedian and television personality. Background: He was affected by The Troubles in Northern Ireland. His father, businessman Jack Kielty, was murdered by the Ulster Freedom Fighters on 25 January 1988, a loyalist paramilitary group. Jack Kielty was to be the prime witness in British Central Television’s […]

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1981 – Northern Ireland civil rights campaigner and former Westminster MP, Bernadette McAliskey, is shot by gunmen who burst into her home at Coalisland in County Tyrone.

Josephine Bernadette Devlin McAliskey (born 23 April 1947), usually known as Bernadette Devlin or Bernadette McAliskey, is an Irish socialist and republican political activist. She served as a Member of the UK Parliament from 1969 to 1974 for the Mid Ulster constituency, in which role she famously slapped the Home Secretary, Reginald Maudling, as a […]

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