Archive for October 15th, 2011

October 15,

Today in Irish History: Birth of John L Sullivan, Michael Collins.

Today in Irish History.

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TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY

1858: Boxer John L. Sullivan nicknamed The Boston Strongboy was born to He was born  immigrant parents, Michael Sullivan from Abbeydorney, County Kerryand the former Catherine Kelly from Athlone.

1890: Michael Collins was born in West Cork. Thirty one years later, he was in London negotiating the Anglo Irish treaty that brought independence to 26 counties of Ireland and begat a vicious civil war that resulted in his own death. The image here is featured in the book For the Love of Being Irish.

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1922: Directives are sent to the Irish press by Free State director of communications, Piaras Beaslai to the effect that; Free State troops are to be referred to as the “National Army”, the “Irish Army”, or just “troops”. The Anti-Treaty side are to called “Irregulars” and are not to be referred to as “Republicans”, “IRA”, “forces”, or “troops”, nor are the ranks of their officers allowed to be given. No letters about the treatment of Anti-Treaty prisoners are to be published. The words “attacked, commandeered and arrested” as used to describe their actions are to be replaced by, “fired at, seized and kidnapped”.

1948: Irish songster Chris de Burgh was born (Christopher John Davison) in Argentina to a British diplomat Charles Davidson and an Irish mother Maeve Emily de Burgh. De Burgh’s daughter Rosanna won the Miss World title in 2003.


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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

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