Archive for November 4th, 2011

November 4,

Today in Irish History: The Great Famine. Irish Women’s Franchise League.

TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)

1846: Cork Examiner reported more famine deaths:

In the letter of an “Out-Door Pauper” from Macroom, will be found the recital of the death at Sleaven, from famine, of a poor woman, returning from the Workhouse, where she and her children had received their daily meal. The Tallow Relief Committee, in a resolution just forwarded to the Lord LIEUTENANT and which we give elsewhere, announce the death of another man, named KEEFFE, of Kilbeg, who also perished for want of food.

1908: Irish Women’s Franchise League was founded by┬áHanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins. with the intention of gaining voting rights for women.

1974: Judith Ward was wrongly convicted for the 1972 M62 coach bombing which 12 soldiers and family members. She spent seventeen years in Jail, before being exonerated.

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