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 On This Day 2nd July in Irish History

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PostSubject: On This Day 2nd July in Irish History   Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:20 pm

1798- The United Irishmen defeated a small force of Yeomanry at Ballraheen Hill

1800- The Act of Union was passed

1920- At Newtown Cross, near Ballinure, Co. Tipperary, the IRA ambushed an RIC patrol, killing a Sgt Tobin and wounding Con Brady.

1940- 75 miles west of Donegal, the SS Arandon Star, en route from Liverpool to Newfoundland, was sunk by U-47. She was transporting internees and POWs. 805 people died.

1999- In Northern Ireland Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern issued yet another take-or-leave-it plan for a new local government to begin in 2 weeks before the IRA disarms.
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