#OTD in 1916 – Irish prisoners interned at Frongoch are released.

Frongoch Internment Camp at Frongoch in Merionethshire, Wales was a makeshift place of imprisonment during the First World War. Until 1916, it housed German prisoners of war in an abandoned distillery and crude huts, but in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, the German prisoners were moved and it was used as […]

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#OTD in 1918 – The Irish Labour Party declared a one-day strike in protest over the 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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#OTD in 1916 – Irish prisoners interned at Frongoch are released.

Frongoch Internment Camp at Frongoch in Merionethshire, Wales was a makeshift place of imprisonment during the First World War. Until 1916, it housed German prisoners of war in an abandoned distillery and crude huts, but in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, the German prisoners were moved and it was used as […]

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#OTD in 1918 – The Irish Labour Party declared a one-day strike in protest over the 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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1916 – Irish prisoners interned at Frongoch (Ollscoil na Réabhlóide) are released.

Frongoch Internment Camp at Frongoch in Merionethshire, Wales was a makeshift place of imprisonment during the First World War. Until 1916, it housed German prisoners of war in an abandoned distillery and crude huts, but in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, the German prisoners were moved and it was used as […]

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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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1916 – Irish prisoners interned at Frongoch (Ollscoil na Réabhlóide) are released.

Frongoch Internment Camp at Frongoch in Merionethshire, Wales was a makeshift place of imprisonment during the First World War. Until 1916, it housed German prisoners of war in an abandoned distillery and crude huts, but in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, the German prisoners were moved and it was used as […]

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Today in Irish History – 25th February:

1570 – Elizabeth I is excommunicated by Pope Pious V. 1852 – Death of Thomas Moore, popular poet and editor of Irish Melodies. 1891 – Edward “Ned” Daly, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising, is born in Limerick. 1921 – The IRA Cork Number One Brigade led by Dan “Sandow” O’Donovan at Coolavokig, […]

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Today in Irish History – 10th February:

1800 – The House of Lords votes for the Act of Union which sees Ireland lose its own parliament, direct rule is imposed on Ireland and “the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland” is created. 1844 – Daniel O’Connell is convicted of “conspiracy,” fined and sentenced to 12 months in prison. 1889 – Richard […]

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1898 – The United Irish League, a nationalist electoral organization, is founded by William O’Brien.

The United Irish League (UIL) was a nationalist political party in Ireland, launched 23 January 1898 with the motto “The Land for the People”. Its objective to be achieved through agrarian agitation and land reform, compelling larger grazier farmers to surrender their lands for redistribution amongst the small tenant farmers. Founded and initiated at Westport, […]

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