Today in Irish History: Irish at Battle of Trafalgar. Irish Land League Founded

Today in Irish History.

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TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY

1805: Battle of Trafalgar at which Lord Nelson famously declared, “England confides that every man will do his duty”. It is estimated that Of the 18,000 at Trafalgar, 4,000 – almost a quarter – were Irish.

In The Fighting Life of H.M.S. Victory, author Iain Ballantyne writes about twenty-one-year-old Irish Midshipman William Ram,who died from “multiple injuries that left him in indescribable agony.”

In 1808, Nelson’s Pillar was erected in Dublin. It was blown up by Irish nationalists in 1966.

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Nelson's Pillar Dublin

1879:  The Irish National Land League was founded at the Imperial Hotel in Castlebar, Mayo. Charles Stewart Parnell was elected president of the league. Its primary aim was to provide basic rights for tenant farmers and allow them to own the land they worked on.

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