Today in Irish History: Northern Ireland Civil Rights March

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Today in Irish History

1911: One of Ireland’s finest writers and satirists, but maybe not as well known as he should be – Brian O’Nolan (better known as Flann O’Brien) is born in County Tyrone.


Flann O'Brien - one of the great irish gifts to literature

1968: A peaceful march in Derry, organized by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association was broken up by police using batons and water cannon. This clash was effectively the opening salvo in the major troubles to engulf Northern Ireland for the next three decades.

2010: Moss Keane, one of the most loveable (and effective) lugs to play rugby for Ireland died at the age of 62 from cancer. The great Scottish rugby commentator Bill McClaren referred to Moss Keane in his prime:  “Maurice Ignatius Keane. 18 and half stone of prime Irish beef on the hoof, I don’t know about the opposition but he frightens the living daylights out of me.”

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