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June 4,

Siege of Limerick. Battle of Tuberneering. John Turnley on this day in Irish History

June 4: TODAY in Irish History:

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Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Chicago Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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ON THIS DAY:

1651: The Siege of Limerick commences with Cromwell forces under the leadership of Cromwell’s son-in-law Henry Ireton. As with most of the Cromwell campaign in Ireland, it was a brutal affair. Limerick would finally fall in October mainly as a result of starvation and plague

English casualties (including Ireton who would die shortly after the surrender) amounted to an estimated 2,000 troops dead. The Irish lost an estimated 700 troops but up to 5,000 civilians due to the ravages of the siege.

Henry Ireton

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1798: Irish rebels continue to have success against English troops. At the Battle of Tuberneering, Co. Wexford, rebels under the command of Fr. John Murphy kill an estimated 100 troops of the 4th Royal Dragoon Guards under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Walpole

Father John Murphy

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http://www.libraryireland.com/biography/MurphyFatherMichael.php

1980: John Turnley, Chairman of the Irish Independence Party (IIP), is shot dead by Loyalists on his way to a political meeting in County Antrim. As with a number of “hits” against nationalists, there seems to have been collusion between the killers and members of the security forces. Two members of the UDR (Ulster Defence Regiment) were sentenced for fire arms offences at a later stage.

Turnley was a unique animal in Northern Irish politics. Born to a wealthy  Protestant family, he served in the British Army before becoming involved in Nationalist politics.

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

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Want to learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish
Irish gift ideas. Best selling Irish booksRonnie Drew and Luke Kelly - Musical Irish Gifts to the worldJoyce Image in For the Love of Being IrishMichael Collins: Image from For the Love of Being Irish

BUY Quality Quality Guinness and Ireland Rugby Shirts
Guinness Rugby Shirts - Brilliant!Rugby Shirt - Ireland


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.

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaksto Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish History

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