Siege of Limerick. Frederick Douglass in Ireland at Today in Irish History

October 27: TODAY in Irish History:

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Snippets of Irish History by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Conor is a Chicago based Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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1651: Siege of Limerick ends

After months of siege by Cromwell’s forces under the leadership of his son-in-law Henry Ireton, Limerick finally surrenders.  The garrison was allowed march away to Galway although several of the officers in command were executed. The leader of the defense Hugh Dubh O’Neill was spared because he was a subject of the King of Spain, having been born in Flanders.

Henry_Ireton Cromwell son-in-law

Henry Ireton Cromwell son-in-law


1845:Frederick Douglass Speaks in Cork

Cork Examiner publishes Frederick Douglass speech on American Prejudice Against Color – an address he delivered to a Cork audience October 23rd – where he encouraged “the intelligence and humanity of the entire people of Ireland against” slavery. 

“In the name of Christianity, I demand that people of these countries be interested in the question of slavery! In vain may the slaveowner tell you it is no concern of yours. Mr. President, it belongs to the whole nation of America; and to the Irishmen, not because they are Irish, but because they are MEN. Slavery is so gigantic that it cannot be coped with by one nation.—Hence I would have the intelligence and humanity of the entire people of Ireland against that infamous system.”


Frederick Douglass - circa visit to Ireland

Frederick Douglass – circa his visit to Ireland


READ: Frederick Douglass’s Irish Liberty at NY Times


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1919: In accordance with a previous Decree of Dail Eireann providing that Teachtai (Members of the Irish Parliament)and officials should swear their allegiance to the Irish Republic the Teachtai and Officials in attendance sign the Oath of Allegiance.


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1982: Three RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) officers are killed by a bomb which exploded underneath their van as they went to investigate robbery.


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