Archive for January 10th, 2012

January 10,

Shipbuilder John Roach. Arthur Griffith Elected President.

January 10: TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)

1887: Death of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork born John Roach who became the most prominent shipbuilder in America during and after the civil war. He received a laudatory obituary in the New York Times.

John Roach, Shipbuilder

Mitchelstown born shipbuilder John Roach

1919: Legendary Irish bowler Mick Barry is born just outside Cork City. Road Bowling is a uniquely Irish sport, played in some pockets of the USA. It draws very large crowds to events held mainly in Cork and Armagh generating significant levels of excitement and gambling. Barry’s achievements were recognized by his native Cork City in December 2010.

The clip below provides explanation of Road Bowling.

1922: Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Provisional Government. Michael Collins becomes Minister for Finance. Éamon de Valera and 56 of his supporters walk out of Dáil Éireann. As they walk out, Collins shouts out: “Deserters all to the Irish nation in her hour of trial.” By the end of the year, both Griffith and Collins would be dead.

Griffith, De Valera, Collins

Front Row L-R: Griffith, De Valera, Collins, Harry Boland

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