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 On This Day 29th July in Irish History

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PostSubject: On This Day 29th July in Irish History   Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:24 am

1693- Patrick Sarsfield was mortally wounded at the Battle of Landen. He died of his wounds three days later at Huy in Belgium, where he is buried in the grounds of St. Martin's Church.

1848- The 1848 rebellion or alternatively the
Battle of the Widow McCormack’s cabbage patch took place when there was a skirmish between Young Ireland Rebels and police in Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary
. The leaders, William Smith O'Brien, Thomas Francis Meagher, Terence Bellew McManus and Patrick O'Donohue were subsequently arrested, tried in Clonmel Courthouse, convicted of high treason and sentenced to death. The sentences were commuted to transportation in June, 1849

1857- Sgt Major George Lambert from Markethill, Co.
Armagh won a VC while serving with the 84th Foot in the Indian Mutiny.

1922- The Free State Army attacked Tipperary Town and captured it overnight.


1963- Jim Beglin, former Liverpool, Leeds and Rep of Ireland player, was born in Waterford.

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