June 25: TODAY in Irish History:
Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks
ON THIS DAY
1870: Irish nationalist Erskine Childers is born in Mayfair London.
Childers was author of Riddle of the Sands, an arms smuggler via The Asgard, father of the fourth president of Ireland Erskine Childers and would be executed by the Free State government for carrying an unlawful weapon. Childers supported the Anti-Treaty forces in the vicious Irish civil war which bedeviled the country 1921-1923. Ironically, the weapon in question was allegedly a gift from one time friend and colleague Michael Collins. In his book The Riddle of Erskine Childers, Andrew Boyle states that Childers’ final words to his executioners, before he was to be shot were “Take a step or two forward, lads. It will be easier that way.”
1950: Death of Irish author Muiris Ó Súilleabháin whose memoir Fiche Bliain ag Fás (Twenty Years a ‘Growing) tells of his youth while growing up on the Great Blasket Island ( a tiny windswept isle of the coast of Kerry). Ó Súilleabháin
drowned while swimming off the coast of Connemara.
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