The Battle of Mount Street, 1916 Rising at Today in Irish History

April 26: TODAY in Irish History:

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British troops Easter Rising 1916

British troops Easter Rising 1916

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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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1916: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge. Easter Rising Day 3

Some of the bloodiest fighting of the Easter 1916 rising occurs during the Battle of Mount Street Bridge. An inexperienced British regiment, the Sherwood Foresters are involved in combat with seventeen Irish rebels under the command of Lieutenant Mick Malone who would die in the battle. Over two days, the British troops engaged in a number of full frontal assaults against a well entrenched group of rebels.

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British troops Easter Rising 1916
British troops Easter Rising 1916

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The fighting at Mount Street resulted in almost two thirds of British casualties in Easter week. A total of four officers and 216 other ranks were killed or wounded during the engagement.

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Lieutenant Mick Malone
Irish rebel Lieutenant Mick Malone who inflicted devastating casualties on British forces before his death.

READ: Excellent article on The Battle of Mount Street Bridge

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READ: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge at RTE website

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READ: Walking the Rising with Robert A. Mosher

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Other events on this day in Irish History

1784: Nano Nagle – Founder of the Presentation Sisters

Nano Nagle founder of the Presentation Sisters dies on this day. Nagle was fortunate enough to be from a relatively well to do Catholic family who sent her to France to be educated. Most Catholic peasantry literally received no education due to the Penal Laws.

Nano Nagle

Risking official sanction, she opened her first school in Cork in 1854 and formally founded the Sisters of the Presentation in 1775.

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READ: Biography of Nano Nagle

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1895: Oscar Wilde on Trial

The first criminal trial for homosexuality against Oscar Wilde opens in London. The jury would fail to reach a verdict but a second trial the following month would find Wilde guilty.

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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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