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September 27,

Dublin Great Brian Mullins – Parnell’s Final Appearance – Bobby Kennedy

September 27: TODAY in Irish History:

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Dublin Great Brian Mullins

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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1879: “Irish Gentlemen” Play Cricket in Philadelphia

USHistory.org states “International cricket match at the grounds of the Germantown Cricket Club, near Wayne Station, between the Gentlemen of Ireland and a picked team of Philadelphia. Score: Irish Gentlemen, first inning, 58; second inning, 82; total, 140. Philadelphia, first and only inning,149”.

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1891: Charles Stewart Parnell’s Final Appearance

Charles Stewart Parnell makes his final public appearance speaking at Creggs, Co. Galway in torrential rain. Already in poor health, the drenching rain effectively proved fatal. He returned to his home in England and died on October 6th aged but forty five accompanied by his beloved Kitty O’Shea.

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Charles Stewart Parnell 1846-1891

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1954: Brian Mullins

One of the greats of Dublin Gaelic Football, Brian Mullins is born in Dublin. The tough as teak midfielder won four all Ireland’s with Dublin between 1974-1983

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1962Robert Kennedy on Mississippi Crisis

Attorney General Robert Kennedy issues a statement criticizing the actions of Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett in preventing African-American  James Meredith from entering the University of Mississippi. Up to this point, no African American had registered as a student at Ole Miss. Barnett was a died in the wool, states rights segregationist who believed Mississippi law trumped federal legislation. In an address on September 13, Barnett had said “that no school in our state will be integrated while I am your Governor. I shall do everything in my power to prevent integration in our schools.” Barnett’s contempt for federal law would force the Kennedy administration which had been painstakingly slow in pushing forward civil rights legislation to act. The stand-off would last until October 1 when Meredith would finally register at the University of Mississippi.

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Attorney General Bobby Kennedy

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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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July 28,

Archbishop John Charles McQuaid – Siege of Derry Ends – Kerry Football Legend Mikey Sheehy

July 28: TODAY in Irish History:

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Archbishop John Charles McQuaid at Today in Irish History

Archbishop John Charles McQuaid

 

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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1689: The Siege of Derry Ends

The siege of Derry finally ends as naval boats in support of Williamite forces finally break the boom intended to prevent ships from resupplying the starving Protestant masses. The failure of the siege was a major strategic disaster for the Catholic forces of King James, providing William with a powerful, motivated base in Ulster. Protestant forces had suffered terribly during the siege with as many as three thousand dying of starvation and disease. The siege still has huge significance within the Ulster Protestant community. For many loyalists, it evokes as much emotion as the 1916 Rising does amongst militant Republicans. The historically anti-Catholic Apprentice Boys Association was founded after the siege and still marches every year to commemorate the victory.

The Orange Minstrel by Colonel William Blacker (1776-1850) conveys some of the emotionalism associated with an event that is commemorated every year on July 12th.

Behold the crimson banner float

O’er yonder turrets hoary

They tell of days of matchless note

And Derry’s deathless glory

When her brave sons undaunted stood

Embattled to defend her

Indignant stemmed oppression’s flood

And sang out ‘No Surrender’

Old Derry’s walls were firm and strong

Well fenced in every quarter

Each frowning bastion grim along

With culverin and mortar

But Derry had a surer guard

Than all that art could lend her

Her ‘prentice hearts the gates who barred

And sang out ‘No Surrender’

Long may the crimson barrier wave

A meteor streaming airy

Portentous of the free and brave

Who man the walls of Derry

And Derry’s sons alike defy

Pope,traitor or pretender

And peal to heaven their ‘prentice cry

Their patriot, ‘No Surrender’

BBC has an excellent, interactive site on the Siege of Derry.

SEE: Orange Order (Loyalist) view of Siege of Derry.

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1895: Archbishop John Charles McQuaid

Birth of John Charles McQuaid, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland between December 1940 and February 1972. McQuaid exuded immense power in what might be termed the heyday of Catholic power in Ireland. His strongly conservative views aligned with those of Eamonn De Valera and he played a significant part in the development of the Irish Constitution (1937) which accepted the special position of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

McQuaid was old school Catholic who denounced Dr. Noel Browne’s efforts to introduce pre-natal care for mothers as socialism by another name.  At various times he protested mixed athletic  events, (‘in athletic sports and exercises, wherein the Christian modesty of girls must be, in a special way, safeguarded, for it is supremely unbecoming that they flaunt themselves and display themselves before the eyes of all’), criticized American movie-star Jayne Mansfield’s visit to Tralee (she was rather well-endowed) and discouraged the use of tampons “I explained very fully the evidence concerning the use of internal sanitary tampons, in particular, that called Tampax. On the medical evidence made available, the bishops very strongly disapproved of the use of these appliances.”

Archbishop John Charles McQuaid at Today in Irish History
Archbishop John Charles McQuaid

Photo courtesy of Lux Occulta (worth looking at.)

HistoryIreland.com provides excellent bio on Archbishop McQuaid.

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1954: Kerry Football Legend Mikey Sheehey

Birth of Kerry footballing legend Mikey Sheehy. Sheehy would win eight All-Ireland titles with the dominant Kerry team of the 70s/80s. He is best remembered for his sensationally executed goal against Dublin in the 1978 All Ireland described in masterful form here by another Irish sporting legend, commentator Jimmy Magee.

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WATCH: A Short History of Ireland

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

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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.

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaks to Laugh and Learn.

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