Today in Irish History: Philip Sheridan at Perryville, Gavin Friday, Sean MacBride

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OCT 8th: TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY

1862: General Philip Sheridan played a key role for the Union army in the Battle of Perryville. Sheridan was the son son of Irish immigrants John and Mary Sheridan from County Cavan. He was nick-named Little Phil due to his short stature – 5’5″.

General Philip Sheridan

Portrayal of Sheridan in Rio Grande

1959: Singer Gavin Friday, singer, composer,good buddy of Bono’s and founder of post-punk band The Virgin Prunes was born Fionán Martin Hanvey.

1974: Sean MacBride was awarded a half-share of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work. Born on January 26, 1904 in Paris, the son of John MacBride (executed for 1916 rising) and Maud Gonne, he took an active part in the War of  Irish independence. MacBride went on to become a distinguished jurist and was a founding member of Amnesty International.

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For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

Watch For the Love of Being Irish author Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks on his Youtube channel IrishmanSpeaks. Laugh and Learn. Here Conor was speaking to Harley-Davidson


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