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    Originally posted by Groundhog
    Britain and Ireland adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752. There was no September 3rd to 13th that year. Sept 2nd was followed by Sept 14th. There were cries of Give us our eleven days back from the gullible who thought their lives were now 11 days shorter than they should be etc. One effect of this change in Ireland is that the Battle of the Boyne is celebrated by Orangemen on July 12th though it was actually fought on July 1st 1690.
    Seeing as this is the start of March, one should also note that the year used to end in March (hence the old end of tax year at the start of April), not December. March 1550 was immediately followed by April 1551. There is a detailed explanation in the money / coin section in the National Museum Collins Barracks.

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    1915

    9689 Pte Thomas Hope, 2nd Bn, Leinster Regiment, Son of Mrs B. Hope, of 5 Mill Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Aged 20. Executed by firing squad.

    1916

    4822 L/Cpl Richard Costigan, 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt. In France from Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.

    1917

    5130 Sgt Michael Healy. DCM, MM and Bar, AM. 2nd Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers. DOW in France. From Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. One of the most decorated Irish soldier of World War 1.
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    Groundhog is married 20 years today. To the same woman too. :D

    1847

    Alexander Graham Bell, first to the patent office with his telephone idea, was born in Edinburgh.

    1918

    Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and Austria.

    1924

    Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey, premiered in Dublin.

    Died

    1940

    Captain Richard Martin, Merchant Navy. Aboard the SS Cato. Age 65 from Dublin. The Cato was sunk by a mine in the Bristol Channel.

    1943

    Merchant Navy aboard the SS City of Pretoria Sunk by U-172.

    Apprentice John Garvey. Age 21 from Howth, Co. Dublin.

    First Radio Officer Leo Long. Age 42 from Drumcondra, Dublin.

    Able Seaman John Ennis aboard the SS Empire Mahseer. Age 29 from Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Empire Mahseer as part of convoy DN-21 was sunk by U-160 at 32.01S 30.48W.

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    March 4

    1804

    The Castle Hill Rising or Irish Convict Rebellion took place in Australia. It began when the prisoners seized control of the New South Wales convict station at Parramatta and ended the following day when government troops of the New South Wales Corps and the settlers' Loyal Associations defeated 400 rebels at Vinegar Hill (where else) ten miles from Castle Hill. 15 rebels were killed. One of the leaders was Clonmelman Philip Cunningham who had been transported for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. This time they hung him (on March 5th) and eight others later.

    1852

    Lady Isabella Gregory (nee Persse) was born in Roxborough House, near Loughrea, Co. Galway. She became interested in Irish culture and folklore after the death of her husband in 1891. She learned to speak Irish at the age of 50 and founded the Abbey Theatre with W B Yeats in 1904. She wrote over 40 plays herself in addition to poems and essays. Her most famous plays included Spreading the News (1904), The Gaol Gate (1906), and The Rising of the Moon (1907). She died in 1932.

    2001

    The Real IRA bombed the BBC in London. One person injured.

    Died

    1915

    14550 Driver Daniel McCarthy, Royal Artillery. Died in France, from Fethard, Co. Tipperary.

    1921

    74691 Constable Samuel Beasant. RIC. Born Wiltshire 19/3/1895. He was shot dead in a pub in Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

    Vol Thomas Lee IRA. DOW Fethard, Co. Tipperary.
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    Another note about Lady Gregory is that Yeat's "An Irish Airman Forsees his death" is about her son who was killed while serving with the RFC.

    Also to note is that this poem was quoted in "Memphis Belle" with the references to Ireland removed....
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    1770

    The Boston Massacre took place in America. Five colonists in a crowd shouting insults at British soldiers, were killed when the troops opened fire. Captain Preston and the seven men under his command were tried and Preston and five of the soldiers were acquitted of manslaughter. The two guilty men were branded on the hand. The men were defended by John Adams, future President and who’s cousin had been a leader of the mob. In their defence he said that the soldiers had been assaulted by a “motley rabble of saucy boys, Negroes and mulattoes, Irish teagues and outlandish Jack Tarres.” Nice one John. (Moderators please note quotation marks.The words are John Adams, not mine)

    The regiment to which the troops belonged, 29th Foot- The Worcestershire Regiment- gained the nickname the Vein Openers because they were blamed for starting the American Revolutionary War.

    1867

    The Battle of Tallaght

    The Battle of Tallaght occurred during the Fenian rising on 5th March 1867. Actually it was a disastrous raid on the Constabulary barracks in the village which was manned by 14 constables and a head constable under Inspector Burke.The police took up positions outside their barracks from which they commanded the roads from both Greenhills and Templeogue. The first assault of about 40 Fenians came under heavy fire from the police. They retreated dragging with them a wounded comrade who had been bayoneted by a constable .They left behind a cart of ammunition.The second attack by the Fenians was comprised of 500 men. They too were driven back by a hail of bullets from the police. Inspector Burke called on them to surrender in the name of the Queen and said that there were a large number of police with him behind the barricades. The Fenians retreated down the same road from which they approached. A third assault about midnight also failed. Finally, around a thousand Fenians opened fire on the police barricade. Before fleeing the Fenians had several men wounded in an exchange of gunfire. In 1963 a skeleton was found in a hollowed out tree near the badminton club in Terenure armed with a sword. This man must have taken refuge in the tree after one of the number of retreats during that night. He could have died from wounds or exposure since there was blizzard blowing that night.
    Other rebellious acts about the country were equally successful.

    1936

    The Supermarine Spitfire made its maiden flight in Southampton England.

    1942

    George Plant. IRA. Executed by firing squad in Portlaois Prison for the murder of Michael Devereux near Grangemockler, Co. Tipperary. Devereux was murdered as an informer, a charge of which he was probably innocent. After the collapse of his civil trial Plant was tried by military tribunal, sentenced and executed. Sean McBride had been his defence counsel and he later proved the emergency legislation under which Plant was tried unconstitutional. Plant was a native of Fethard Co. Tipperary and, unusually for a member of the IRA, a Protestant. He was reinterred in St Johnstown graveyard near Fethard where the local republicans still hold a graveside oration on Easter Sunday.

    1943

    The maiden flight of the Gloster Meteor, Britain’s first jet fighter. Britain was the only allied power to have an operational jet squadron (616 Squadron) by the end of WW2.

    1953

    Frank Drohan died in Clonmel. He formed a branch of the Irish Volunteers in the town in 1913 and fought in the War of Independence.

    Joseph Stalin died in Russia.

    1957

    Fianna Fail return to government with Dev as Taoiseach.

    Died

    1917

    143369 Sapper Samuel Russell. Royal Engineers. DOW Western Front. From Waterford City.

    1921

    78335 Constable John Bergin RIC. Born 1891 in Tipperary Town. KIA Ennis, Co. Clare.

    1945

    Chief Engineer Officer Michael McCabe from Dublin, of the SS Galway Coast died in Port Said Egypt.

    1966

    L/Cpl Paul Maher USMC. KIA Vietnam. From Dublin.
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    1918

    John Redmond MP died. He was born in 1856 in Co. Wexford, he was first elected to parliament in 1880 as MP for New Ross until 1885, North Wexford 1885-1891 and for Waterford City from 1891 until his death. Redmond supported Parnell during the IPP split in 1891 and was elected leader of the party after reunification in 1900. He led the party until 1918. He was committted to achieving Irish independence without violence and almost succeeded, Home Rule being delayed by the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. He was instrumental in the formation of the two southern Irish Divisions in the war, which led to a split in the Irish Volunteers. By the time of his death the execution of the 1916 leaders and the rise of Sinn Fein signalled the death of Home Rule and Redmond’s IPP.

    1923

    At Castleisland, Co Kerry six members of the Free State Army were killed when clearing a booby trapped road block. One was a Lt O'Connor.


    1924

    The Army Mutiny was precipitated by the delivery of a note from the Irish Republican Army Organisation to William Cosgrave. In the aftermath of the Civil War the government began to downsize the Army. This plan did not find favour with a number of officers who had, they said, supported the treaty on the understanding that it was a stepping stone to a full republic. The ultimatum, signed by Maj-Gen Liam Tobin and Col Charles Dalton, demanded an end to demobilisation and the removal of the Army Council, a reply to be delivered by March 12th. The government ordered the arrests of Tobin and Dalton, while a symapthetic Government Minister, Joe McGrath resigned in protest. Eoin O'Duffy, the Garda Commissioner was appointed Army Chief of Staff.

    The crisis exposed the truth that the Free State, recently victorious in the Civil War, was not a happy place with tensions existing between the government and the army and emnity between individual members of the administration. The real crisis however came, not on the 12th of March but a week later when the Adjt-Gen Gearóid o' Sullivan took a unilateral decision to raid a Dublin Hotel where members of the IRAO were supposedly planning a coup d'état. Kevin O'Higgins in his capacity as Minister for Home Affairs rang Gen Richard Mulcahy, Minister for Defence and demanded the resignation of the Army Council. Mulcahy resigned as Minister for Defence and O'Higgins asserted the primacy of the civil administration over the Army.

    1965

    The U.S. announced that it would send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.

    1988

    Operation Flavius in Gibraltar led to the SAS shooting dead three members of the Provisional IRA- Mairead Farrell, Danny McCann and Sean Savage. The three were on a reconnaissance mission prior to planting a bomb.


    Died


    1919

    Pierce McCan TD from Templemore Co. Tipperary in Gloucester Prison, England. The Garda Training College is in McCan Bks, in Templemore.

    1920

    Vol Patrick Clancy IRA. KIA Drangan, Co. Tipperary.

    1921

    Comdt Pat Hogan IRA. KIA Derryclooney, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

    IRA Officers Killed in action during a raid on a 3rd Tipperary Bde meeting near Drangan, Co. Tipperary.

    Capt D Fleming.
    Adjt Martin Clancy.
    Lt Patrick Hackett.

    Denis Croke and Maurice Walsh were arrested at the same time, Croke being wounded.

    Richard Fleming, Thomas Larkin and Patrick Hackett Civilians killed by Black and Tans in Drangan. They shouted “Up the IRA” at the wrong time.

    57392 Sgt James Kingston, RIC. Born Clonakilty, Co. Cork 1873. KIA Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary.

    1951

    Pte Michael Hardiman from Co. Roscommon KIA in Korea serving with the 7th Inf Div, US Army.
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    March 7

    1530

    The Pope turned down Henry VIII’s application for divorce so Henry declares himself Head of the English Church, a decision we are still living with today.

    1923

    Eight Republican prisoners were killed when Free State soldiers tied them to a booby trapped road block at Ballysheedy, Co. Kerry. Nine prisoners, Stephen Fuller, John Daly, George Shea, Timothy Twomey, Patrick Hartnett, James Connell, John O'Connor, Patrick Buckley and James Walsh, had been taken from Tralee barracks, ostensibly to clear the road block. In reality they were killed in retaliation for the deaths of Free State soldiers the day before. Stephen Fuller survived when the soldiers detonated the mine because he was thrown clear into bushes unseen by the soldiers.


    1936

    Germany reoccupied the Rhineland.

    Died

    1918

    4229 Pte Daniel Attridge 7th Bn Royal Irish Regt. Died France. From Waterford City.

    1942

    Second Radio Officer Charles Murphy. S.S. Uniwaleco, Merchant Navy. Age 23. Son of John and Alice M. Murphy, of Glenageary, Co. Dublin

    1945

    154062 Flight Sgt William Thornton. RAF. In Denmark. From Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

    1962

    Cpl John Power. Died in the Congo.

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    Its actually Ballyseedy. And the Kerrymen have never forgiven the free state for it..

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    seeing as we're still in march 6th....1836 - 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans at the Alamo, after 13 day fight.

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    Originally posted by Groundhog
    March 3

    2004
    Groundhog is married 20 years today. To the same woman too
    Belated congrats, Groundhog...
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    But just when you thought there were
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    Its actually Ballyseedy. And the Kerrymen have never forgiven the free state for it..

    I got the impression that the republican movement in general are still quite bitter about it. Which is pretty rich considering the IRA's history. One commenator says that the "Free State Army" has never gotten over the shame of Ballyseedy. 99.9% of the DF has never heard of Ballyseedy and quite possibly many of them are unaware of the fact taht we had a Civil War. A good quote from the local Free State Commander- "Nobody asked me to take any kid gloves to Kerry and I didn't take them".
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    The following is worth a read. Although it is slanted towards modern day republican propaganda, it has some basis in fact if one can get past the emotive "riddled bodies", "slaughtered while they slept" etc, etc. War is hell, Dorothy.

    http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlker/kercivwar.html

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    1702

    William of Orange ,William III of England from 1689 died aged 51 after falling from his horse. Anne Stuart his sister-in-law, succeeded to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland and reigned until 1714.


    1973

    Two bombs exploded near Trafalgar Square, injuring 234 people

    Died

    1916

    2764 Pte William Kavanagh. 1st Bn Manchester Regt. In Mesopotamia. From Waterford City.

    17050 Pte Michael Kennedy. 7th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers.KIA in France. From Waterford City.

    1917

    5147 Cpl Michael Hickey. 7th Bn Leinster Regt. Died in Belgium. From Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

    1918

    10166 Pte Michael Murphy. 1st Bn Irish Guards. DOW France. From Waterford City.

    1941

    Third Engineer Officer Philip Thornton. S.S. Tielbank, Merchant Navy. Son of Matthew and Winifred Thornton, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. The Tielbank was part of convoy SL 57 which was escorted by the battleship Malaya and two destroyers. The 52 ship convoy, bound for London, was attacked 400 miles west of Capo Blanco, Mauretania at 0250 Hrs on the 8th of March 1941 by U-124. Five ships were lost including Tielbank, the others being-Harmodius, Nardana, Lahore and Hindpool.

    1943

    Able Seaman James Durkin, S.S. Fort Lamy. Merchant Navy. Son of John and Mary Durkin, of Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.Age 24. Fort Lamy was part of convoy SC 122 and she was sunk by a U-Boat south of Greenland.

    1945

    Capt John Keany. Royal Irish Fusiliers. KIA Italy while serving with SOE. From Cork.
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    1966
    An IRA Bomb partally destroys Nelsons Pillar in O Connell St.(the subsequent demolition by the Army of the remaining stump causes more damage to nearby property than the original IRA explosion)

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    March 9

    1796

    Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine. They divorced in 1803.

    1841

    Slaves from the Amistad were acquitted of mutiny by the US Supreme Court. John Quincy Adams was the defence lawyer.

    1932

    Eamonn De Valera became Taoiseach for the first time. Among his Fianna Fail TDs was Dan Breen, who used a phone box in Leinster House to hide in while he assembled a Thompson sub machine gun just in case Cumann na Gael refused to hand over power.

    1974

    Lt Hiroo Onoda of the Imperial Japanese Army finally called it a day. Having held out for a mere 29 years on Lubang Island in the Philippines, Onoda surrendered to the Filipino authorities. He still had his rifle, 500 rounds and a few grenades. Lt Onoda drew his back pay and retired to a ranch in Brazil, having decided he did not like the new Japan.

    Good as he was Lt Onoda fell short of Capt Fumio Nakahira, who surrendered in April 1980, but he was much better than Corporal Shoichi Yokoi who jacked it in on Guam in 1972 regretting that he “did not serve his majesty to my satisfaction."

    http://www.wanpela.com/holdouts/registry.html

    1982

    Charlie Haughey became Taoiseach.

    1994

    The IRA launched a mortar attack on Heathrow Airport.

    Died

    1915

    6092 Pte Michael Dwyer, 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt. Died at home in Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

    10336 Pte Patrick Halpin, 1st Bn Royal Irish Regt. Western Front. From Waterford City.

    1921

    James Maher, a civilian, was found shot dead at Killenaule Co. Tipperary. No group admitted responsibility.

    1940

    Off the Leukos, an Irish trawler sunk 11 miles off Tory Island, Co. Donegal by U-38.

    Apprentice, James Hawkins, Ringsend, aged 17.
    2nd Engineer Bernard Smith, 10 Boyne Street, Dublin , aged 23.
    Cook, Patricio McCarthy, 40 Carlton Road, Marino, Dublin, aged 42.
    Skipper J P Thomasson, 63 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, aged 28.
    Chief Engineer Alec McLeod, 53 Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Scotland,
    Mate William Donnelly, 26 Thorben Grove, Blackpool.
    Bosun P J Scanlon, 5 Douglas Road, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.
    Deckhand T Mulligan, Catholic Seamens Institute, Dublin and Fleetwood,
    Deckhand T Pill, Catholic Seamens Institute, Dublin and Fleetwood.
    Fireman Michael Cullen, 29 Boyne Street, Dublin, aged 17.
    Apprentice Robert Sumler, 63 Lower Mount Street, Dublin, aged 16.

    http://www.irishseamensrelativesasso...eukos_crew.htm

    1943

    Third Radio Officer John Nunan, S.S. Clarissa Radcliffe. Merchant Navy. Son of Catherine Nunan, of Ballysheedy, Co. Limerick. Age 21. The Clarissa Radcliffe was part of Convoy SC-122 sailing from New York to Britain. She was last seen by friendly ships on March 9th when she became detached from the convoy and supposedly sailed on alone for Britain. She was reported sunk by U-663 on March 18th. Presumably the crew are reported lost from the last date of sighting by friendly craft. A good account of the attacks on this convoy is at-

    http://uboat.net/ops/convoys/battles.htm?convoy=HX-229
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    March 10

    1915

    The Battle of Neuve Chapelle began in France. Neuve Chapelle is a village near La Basee in Northern France. It was captured by the Germans on 28th October 1914 and created a salient in the British line. Initially intended as a major offensive, the attack became a local one due to the redirection of troops to Gallipoli. A 35 minute bombardment preceded the assault on the village which was captured in 4 hours. The Germans were outnumbered, outflanked and surprised and even a counterattack on the 12th failed to recapture the village. The battle ended on March 13th . Total allied losses were 11,200 (British and Indian). The 35 minute bombardment of Neuve Chapelle expended more shells than were fired in the entire Boer War. The 1st Bn Royal Irish Rifles was the only Irish unit involved, but L/Cpl Noremac (below) was killed in this battle with the 2nd Bn Scottish Rifles.

    1944

    A British demand that all Axis envoys be deported from the Irish Free State was dismissed by De Valera.

    Died

    1915

    12099 Pte Thomas Burke, 2nd Bn The Welsh Regt. KIA Western Front. From Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

    10288 L/Cpl John Noremac, 2nd Bn Scottish Rifles. KIA Western Front. From Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

    1918

    1st Bn Royal Irish Regt in Palestine.

    10106 Pte Edward Cashin. Kilmacow, Co. Waterford.
    2623 Pte Thomas O’Brien. Killenaule, Co. Tipperary.
    4828 Pte Stephen Ryan. Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.

    1921

    Two civilians, Laurence Hickey and William Loughnane were shot dead by the security forces in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

    1967

    L/Cpl Bernard Freyne from Ballaghhadreen, Co. Roscommon KIA in Vietnam serving in the USMC.

    11th March

    1858

    Cpl William Nash, a Limerickman serving in the Rifle Brigade in the Indian Mutiny earned a Victoria Cross at Lucknow for rescuing a wounded comrade under fire.

    1953

    Mary Harney was born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. She is leader of the Progressive Democrats, Tánaiste and Minister for Health at the moment.

    1974

    Kenneth and Keith Littlejohn broke out of Mountjoy Prison. Jailed in 1973 for a £67,000 heist at a Dublin bank, during their trial they claimed they were M16 spies working for the British Government against the IRA.
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    1689

    King James II landed in Ireland after the Glorious Revolution had given the throne to his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange.

    1832

    Charles Boycott was born in Norfolk. He is one of those men whose name has become part of the English language because when he was an estate agent for Lord Erne in Co. Mayo about 1880, he was ignored by the locals, even his own servants. Hence to boycott. He was once forced to import Orangemen, guarded by 1000 soldiers, to harvest a crop at a cost of £10000 or, as Parnell put it, a shilling a turnip. Charles Boycott died in 1897.

    1938

    Germany annexed Austria at the invitation of Austrian Nazis.

    1944

    The British government banned travel between Britain and the Irish Free State.

    1945

    Ann Frank died in Belsen concentration camp.

    Off the south coast of Cork the German submarine U-260 hit a mine and was scuttled at 51.15N, 09.05W. All 48 crew survived and were interned in Ireland.

    1974

    Senator Billy Fox (Fine Gael) was murdered by the IRA at Clones, Co. Monaghan.

    Died

    1915

    4886 Pte John Connolly, 1st Bn Royal Irish Regt. KIA Western Front. From Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.


    4553 Pte John Dalton, 1st Bn Royal Irish Regt. KIA Western Front. From Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.

    8761 Pte Thomas Moran, 2nd Bn East Lancashire Regt. KIA Western Front. From Waterford City.

    1941

    5341699 Pte Lawrence Lonergan. 2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regt. From Ardfinnan, Co. Tipperary.

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    1921

    Constable Lamont RIC was shot and wounded in Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary.

    1945

    Peru took a chance and declared war on Nazi Germany.

    Died

    1915

    7399 Sgt John Hyland. 1st Bn Leinster Regt. Ypres. From Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

    1918

    G/1478 Pte Jeremiah Aspell, 2nd Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. Died Salonika. From Waterford City.

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    1879

    Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany.

    1883

    Karl Marx died in London aged 64.

    1991

    The Birmingham Six were released after having their convictions quashed.

    Died

    1915

    10214 Pte James O’Toole, 2nd Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers. KIA Western Front. From Waterford City.

    5632 Pte Robert Price 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt. KIA Western Front. From Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary. His brother Thomas Price was killed at Messines Ridge in 1917.

    1917

    4394 Pte William McGuire, 2nd Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers. KIA Western Front. From Waterford City.

    1941

    Able Seaman Thomas Gillen. Merchant Navy aboard S.S. Stanleigh. Son of Peter and Sarah Gillen, of Rosses Point, Co. Sligo. Age 23. The Stanleigh was sunk off the Welsh coast by the Luftwaffe. 20 men were lost.

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    Julius Caesar was assassinated today- The Ides of March.

    1766

    Fr Nicholas Sheehy was hung, drawn and quartered outside Clonmel Jail (where Fennessy’s Hotel stands today in Gladstone St). He was framed for being a leader of the Whiteboys in Clogheen, Co. Tipperary of which he was Parish Priest and for the murder of a John Bridges. An accomplice, Edward Meehan suffered the same fate. Fr Sheehy’s head was stuck on a spike over the jail gate for 20 years when his family was allowed remove it and inter it with his remains in Shanrahan graveyard. Locally Fr Sheehy has the status of a martyr and a saint. Soil from his grave is supposed to have healing properties. Those who conspired at his trial are all reputed to have met bizarre deaths. Another legend has it that a soldier on guard at the jail removed the head and, with divine assistance, ran with it to Fr Sheehy’s family in Clogheen and back before his relief arrived.

    1895

    One of the last witch burnings in Europe took place in Ballyvadlea, Co. Tipperary. A woman named Bridget Cleary was supposed by her husband and in laws to be a changeling. Fairies from a nearby rath were supposed to have stolen the real Bridget and left one of their own sickly creatures in her place. Bridget would only be released from the spell which held her in the rath when the changeling confessed, so her relations roasted the woman to death on the kitchen fire over a period of 36 hours. 8 of Bridget’s relations and neighbours were tried and sentenced for manslaughter, her husband receiving 20 years with hard labour. For many years a local childrens rhyme went “Are you a witch or are you a fairy or are you the wife of Michael Cleary?”

    1978

    22,000 Israeli soldiers crossed into Lebanon as Operation Litani began. The troops advanced into the Lebanon attacking PLO bases in the country. The Operation would last until March 21st and led to the formation of UNIFIL.

    1981

    IRA terrorist, Francis Hughes started his hunger strike in the Maze Prison.

    1999

    Rosemary Nelson was killed by a booby-trap bomb as she drove her car in Lurgan, Co. Armagh. The UDA were responsible operating under the cover name of the Red Hand Defenders.

    Died

    1915

    Serving with 1st Bn Royal Irish Regt at Ypres


    3593 Pte James Connors. From Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
    4082 Pte Michael Drohan. From Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.
    9176 L/Cpl Timothy Terry. From Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
    4674 Pte James Whelan. From Portlaw, Co. Waterford.

    1917

    Serving with 1st Bn Irish Guards in France


    2469 Pte James Kinsella. From Marlfield, Co. Tipperary.
    10464 Pte John Quirke. From Fethard, Co. Tipperary.

    1918

    3125 Pte Thomas Morrissey, 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt. Died Western Front. From Slieverue, Co. Waterford.
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    Hanged in Mountjoy: Vol. Thomas Whelan, Vol. Patrick Moran (Murder); Vol. Francis Flood, Vol Thomas Bryan, Vol. Patrick Doyle (High treason by levying war).

    In response the Irish labour Party called a general strike for the morning of the executions.

    The men were among those reburied at Glasnevin on Sunday, 14th October, 2001 with full state honours.
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    Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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    1690

    French troops landed in Ireland in support of James II.

    1917

    Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated.

    1935

    Adolf Hitler scrapped the treaty of Versailles.

    1939

    Germany occupied all of Czechoslovakia.

    1968

    US troops in Vietnam killed over 300 civilians in the village of My Lai. Of 25 soldiers charged in connection with the massacre only Lt William Calley was convicted.

    1988

    Iraqi jets drop chemical weapons on Halabja. Approximately 6,000 Kurds were killed.

    In Milltown Cemetery, Belfast Michael Stone attacked the funerals of the three IRA members killed in Gibraltar on March 6th. He killed four people- Kevin Mulligan, Caoimhin MacBradaigh, Thomas McErlean and John Murray.

    March 16th is obviously a day for massacres.

    1999

    The European Commission resigned. Our own Pee Flynn was one of them.

    In the Balkans thousands of Serbian troops and tanks moved into Kosovo.

    Died

    1915

    Serving with 1st Bn Royal Irish Regt at Ypres


    6236 Sgt George Colthorpe. From Corbally, Co. Waterford.
    4690 Pte Patrick Lonergan. From Fethard, Co. Tipperary.
    6392 Pte Michael Power. From Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.

    Serving with 1st Bn Leinster Regt at Ypres

    9097 Pte James O’Shea. From Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

    1942

    Seaman Patrick Lenane, Merchant Navy, aboard the SS Baron Newlands. Son of Thomas and Kathleen Lenane, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
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    Patrick R Cleburne was born in Annbrook House, Great Island, County Cork. He served in the 41st Foot before emigrating to the US in 1849. He practiced law in Arkansas until he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army in 1862. He fought in the western sector of the Civil War and so became less famous that the generals of the eastern front but to his men he was the Stonewall Jackson of the east, consistently out fighting his enemies. Controversially he proposed that the Confederates enlist coloureds in the army in return for freedom, a suggestion that caused him to be overlooked for promotion. Brig Gen Patrick Cleburne was killed in action in Franklin, Tennessee. Nov 30th 1864.

    Died

    1917

    14696 L/Cpl John Maddock, 5th Bn Royal Berkshire Regt. KIA Western Front. From Waterford City.

    1942

    Greaser Laurence Donohoe, Merchant Navy. MV San Demetrio. husband of Julia Donohoe, Dublin. The San Demetrio was a tanker en route from Baltimore, Maryland to Britain with 11,000 tons of fuel on board. She was torpedoed by U-404 at 0215 hrs. 19 men died in the action while 34 survived. The San Demetrio had a short but adventurous life. In November 1940 she was badly damaged by the German Pocket Battleship Admiral Scheer. The crew abandoned ship though she did not sink and they later reboarded her and brought her to harbour. Ealing Studios made a film of this voyage called “San Demetrio, London” in 1943.

    1953

    Pte Daniel Keogh from Co. Longford, died in Korea serving with the 2nd Division, US Army.

    1988

    Gnr Paul Cullen. UNIFIL. Died in Lebanon.

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    1858

    Rudolf Diesel was born in Germany. He invented the diesel engine.

    1869

    Neville Chamberlain, British prime Minister and the Appeaser of Munich was born. Politicians still haven’t learnt that appeasement does not work.

    1893

    Wilfred Owen was born. He is famous for his war poetry, inspired by his WW1 service in the Manchester Regiment. He was killed on 4th November 1918.

    Anthem for Doomed Youth
    What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
    -Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
    Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
    Can patter out their hasty orisons.
    No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
    Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,-
    The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
    And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
    What candles may be held to speed them all?
    Not in the hands of boys but in their eyes
    Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
    The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
    Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
    And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

    Wilfred Owen. August 1917.



    1940

    At a meeting at the Brenner Pass between Mussolini and Hitler, the Italians agree to join the war against Britain and France.

    Died

    1915

    10884 Pte Patrick Murphy, 1st Bn Connaught Rangers. DOW Western Front. From Lismore, Co. Waterford.

    7181 Pte John Tobin, 1st Bn Royal Irish Regt. DOW Western Front. From Ring, Co. Waterford.

    1943

    Able Seaman Robert Morrow. Merchant Navy aboard the SS Dafila. Husband of Mary Morrow, Dun Laoighre, Co. Dublin. Age 57.

    1944

    Second Radio Officer Peter Quinn. Merchant Navy aboard the SS Nancy Moller. Son of Andrew and Nora Quinn, Gort, Co. Galway. Age 20.

    1967

    SP4 Michael Smith from Cavan, 4th Inf Div, US Army. In Vietnam.

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