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 On This Day 11th August in Irish History

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PostSubject: On This Day 11th August in Irish History   Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:48 pm

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1894- Dan Breen was born in Donohill, Co. Tipperary. Participated in the Sologheadbeg Ambush and fought most of the War of Independence in Dublin. Represented Tipperary for the Fianna Fáil party as a TD from 1932 to 1965. He died in December 1969.




1968- Alan Kelly, footballer, was born in Preston, England. His father, Alan Snr was the Dublin-born goalkeeper for Preston North End. Alan Jnr started his career at the same club but later moved to Sheffield Utd. He also made 34 appearances for the Republic Of Ireland. He is currently the Irish goalkeeping coach.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 11th August in Irish History   Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:07 pm

2007 I activated my P.ie account from which my posting exploits began.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 11th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:19 am

Alan Kelly was a great keeper. He was unlucky in that he was there at the same time as Packie Bonner. Dan Breen was an interesting character from what I`ve heard of him. Tough man. I don`t know a lot about his career after 1927 but I do know that he was on the left in FF and that Harry White stayed for a while in his house in the 1940s while on the ren from the Gardai
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 11th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:13 pm

anmajornarthainig wrote:
Alan Kelly was a great keeper. He was unlucky in that he was there at the same time as Packie Bonner. Dan Breen was an interesting character from what I`ve heard of him. Tough man. I don`t know a lot about his career after 1927 but I do know that he was on the left in FF and that Harry White stayed for a while in his house in the 1940s while on the ren from the Gardai

Breen told the story of taking his seat in the Dáil for the first time in 1932. FF were unsure that FG would actually hand over power and brought weapons into Leinster House to make sure. Dan assembled his Thompson sub machine gun in the phone box in the foyer. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 11th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:16 pm

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anmajornarthainig wrote:
Alan Kelly was a great keeper. He was unlucky in that he was there at the same time as Packie Bonner. Dan Breen was an interesting character from what I`ve heard of him. Tough man. I don`t know a lot about his career after 1927 but I do know that he was on the left in FF and that Harry White stayed for a while in his house in the 1940s while on the ren from the Gardai

Breen told the story of taking his seat in the Dáil for the first time in 1932. FF were unsure that FG would actually hand over power and brought weapons into Leinster House to make sure. Dan assembled his Thompson sub machine gun in the phone box in the foyer. Very Happy

That`s a good story, hadn`t heard that before. He took his seat in 1927 though, at considerable risk to his own personal safety and before the Slightly Constituional Party.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 11th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:25 pm

anmajornarthainig wrote:
That`s a good story, hadn`t heard that before. He took his seat in 1927 though, at considerable risk to his own personal safety and before the Slightly Constituional Party.

Never let a fact get in the way of a good story.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day 11th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:43 pm

Oh it could easily be true but would refer to the handing of power in 32 rather than him taking his seat. I saw a reference written for my grandfather by a priest in 1931. The letter was a rant against republicans rather than anything good or bad in Grandad`s (Pro-Treaty Collinsite) character.
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