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 On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History

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PostSubject: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:27 am

Might as well stick this up now that we're (technically) into it!

1991:The UVF and UFF announce a joint ceasefire for the duration of talks.

1945: Alan Dukes(FG) was born.

1916:Eoin MacNeill countermands order for rising

Any more events, fellow citizens?
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:27 pm

1945 - The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes, of burning cressets, and the frame and huge foundation of the earth shaked like a coward. The goats ran from the mountains, and the herds were strangely clamorous to the frighted fields.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:38 pm

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1945 - The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes, of burning cressets, and the frame and huge foundation of the earth shaked like a coward. The goats ran from the mountains, and the herds were strangely clamorous to the frighted fields.
Owen Glendower foresees the capitulation of Nazi Germany?
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:49 pm

Bertie: These promises are fair, the parties sure, And our induction full of prosperous hope.

Dukes: Sit, cousin Bertie, sit, good cousin 'vice-President', for by that name as oft as Ganley doth speak of you his cheek looks pale and with a rising sigh he wisheth you in heaven.

Solana: And you in hell, as oft as he hears Alan Dukes spoke of.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:31 pm

22 April 1834: Daniel O’Connell MP brought before the House of Commons a motion to establish a Select Committee of Inquiry into ‘ the means by which the destitution of the Parliament of Ireland was effected’ This was the first parliamentary attempt by O’Connell to bring the issue of Repeal centre stage in British political life.


22 April 1905: Captain William O'Shea, the accuser of Parnell and a former MP himself died on this day in Hove, England.


22 April 1916: The Aud, (a.k.a. SMS Libau), under Captain Karl Spindler scuttled his ship in the approaches to Cobh Harbour to ensure her cargo of arms did not fall into enemy hands. He and his crew spent the rest of the War in captivity in England.


22 April 1900: The first ordination at Blackrock College, Dublin. Mgr Emile Allgeyer, the first Blackrock man to be raised to the episcopate, ordained Joseph Shanahan.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:49 pm

Where do you get all these events, Brandubh? They're brilliant. Thanks for bringing the thread back on topic.

On topic, I'm delighted to read another piece of information about the "Great Liberator". Daniel O'Connell truly was one of Ireland's greatest people.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:28 am

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22 April 1905: Captain William O'Shea, the accuser of Parnell and a former MP himself died on this day in Hove, England.

I read Katherine O'Shea's memoir a long time ago - first and only history book I read for years. Well worth it, as far as I recall.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:43 pm

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Where do you get all these events, Brandubh? They're brilliant. Thanks for bringing the thread back on topic.

On topic, I'm delighted to read another piece of information about the "Great Liberator". Daniel O'Connell truly was one of Ireland's greatest people.

I was out of work last year for about 8 weeks so for my own amusement I put together the basis for this. I only really returned to the theme when this Site got going.

Though as Bertie might say: a lot done - more to do! Wink

Daniel O'Connell is indeed one of our greatest sons.

Indeed I spent a couple of hours online last night searching for material on him.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:52 pm

I wandered onto the wikipedia entry for O'Connell, it doesn't paint as flattering a portrait as we're accustomed. He supported the Opium war, as Lord mayor he called in the army against striking workers. He opposed doing away with tithes as he didn't want to embarras the government.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_O%27Connell

No one's perfect though, and he did plenty of good. His pacifism was especially refreshing in that bloody period.
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PostSubject: Re: On This Day: 22nd April in Irish History   Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:00 pm

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I wandered onto the wikipedia entry for O'Connell, it doesn't paint as flattering a portrait as we're accustomed. He supported the Opium war, as Lord mayor he called in the army against striking workers. He opposed doing away with tithes as he didn't want to embarras the government.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_O%27Connell

No one's perfect though, and he did plenty of good. His pacifism was especially refreshing in that bloody period.

Well that's what makes him so interesting - his virtues and flaws were writ large.

Here is one of his speeches - can any of our present lot match this level of eloquence? Embarassed

http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/oconnell.htm
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