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PostSubject: On This Day 10th August in Irish History   Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:05 am

1316- The Second Battle of Athenry was fought in Co. Galway. The Anglo-Irish, led by Richard de Bermingham and William de Burgh fought the Old Irish Phelim O’Connor and Tadhg O’Kelly, for control of Connacht. The Normans won. Approximately 7,000 men fought and over 1,100 died, Phelim and Tadhg among them.

1942- Gen. Montgomery took command of the 8th Army in North Africa. Though born in London, Monty’s family was from Donegal.

Births

1971- Roy Keane, footballer, born in Cork.

1985- Roy O’Donovan, footballer, born in Cork.

Deaths

1984

Garda Francis Hand was killed by the IRA at Drumree, Co. Meath.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 10th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:54 am

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1316- The Second Battle of Athenry was fought in Co. Galway. The Anglo-Irish, led by Richard de Bermingham and William de Burgh fought the Old Irish Phelim O’Connor and Tadhg O’Kelly, for control of Connacht. The Normans won. Approximately 7,000 men fought and over 1,100 died, Phelim and Tadhg among them.

1942- Gen. Montgomery took command of the 8th Army in North Africa. Though born in London, Monty’s family was from Donegal.

Births

1971- Roy Keane, footballer, born in Cork.

1985- Roy O’Donovan, footballer, born in Cork.

Deaths

1984

Garda Francis Hand was killed by the IRA at Drumree, Co. Meath.

Monty served in the British army in Cork during the War of Independence.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 10th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:10 pm

anmajornarthainig wrote:
Monty served in the British army in Cork during the War of Independence.

His cousin Lt-Col Hugh Montgomery was shot on Bloody Sunday, dying of his wounds on 10th December 1920.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 10th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:13 pm

Lestat wrote:
anmajornarthainig wrote:
Monty served in the British army in Cork during the War of Independence.

His cousin Lt-Col Hugh Montgomery was shot on Bloody Sunday, dying of his wounds on 10th December 1920.

I did not know that. A close elation of Basil Brooke`s was shot the July before that in dublin as well he was a member of a committee that reported on inefficiencies in the police force and recommended a tougher line.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 10th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:48 pm

anmajornarthainig wrote:
Lestat wrote:
anmajornarthainig wrote:
Monty served in the British army in Cork during the War of Independence.

His cousin Lt-Col Hugh Montgomery was shot on Bloody Sunday, dying of his wounds on 10th December 1920.

I did not know that. A close elation of Basil Brooke`s was shot the July before that in dublin as well he was a member of a committee that reported on inefficiencies in the police force and recommended a tougher line.

Does that mean that critics of the HSE should take care to avoid hospitalisation?
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 10th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:11 pm

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anmajornarthainig wrote:
Lestat wrote:
anmajornarthainig wrote:
Monty served in the British army in Cork during the War of Independence.

His cousin Lt-Col Hugh Montgomery was shot on Bloody Sunday, dying of his wounds on 10th December 1920.

I did not know that. A close elation of Basil Brooke`s was shot the July before that in dublin as well he was a member of a committee that reported on inefficiencies in the police force and recommended a tougher line.

Does that mean that critics of the HSE should take care to avoid hospitalisation?

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