Black and Tans Torch Cork – Erskine Childers – Nobel Peace Prize for Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams – Today in Irish History

Dec 11: 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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1905: Erskine Childers, fourth President of Ireland, is born.

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Erskine Childers 1905-1974

In a lengthy and distinguished career as a TD, Childers role in cabinet included Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, Minister for Transport and Power and Minister for Health. His father Robert Erskine Childers was executed by Irish Government forces in the Civil War.

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1920: Black and Tans Torch Cork

Cork City Torched by Black and Tans

Cork City Torched by Black and Tans

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Auxiliary and Black and Tan forces torch Cork city in retribution for an ambush earlier in the day where one soldier was killed. The troops set fire to premises in Patrick Street causing major damage to Cork’s retail sector. Later that evening English forces set fire to the City Hall and the Carnegie Library.

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READ: Eyewitness Account of Burning of Cork

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1977: Nobel Peace Prize for Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams

Belfast women Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams present their Nobel Peace Prize lecture for the 1976 peace prize award. Both women were effectively non-political and not involved in citizen activity prior to an incident in Belfast August 10, 1976. After being fatally shot by British troops, an IRA volunteer’s car went out of control and killed three children of the sister of Mairead Corrigan. Corrigan and Williams founded a Community of Peace People which brought thousands from both communities to the streets seeking peace in Northern Ireland.

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humorist IrishmanSpeaks – 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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