Posts tagged ‘Robert Emmet’

September 20,

Robert Emmet Executed. Kevin Barry Captured. Confederate Irish fight at Chickamauga

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This is a website that provides you with interesting insight and information on what happened on this day in Irish history and people of Irish heritage. To be completely honest, I started this site to sell my book For the Love of Being Irish which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

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Today in Irish History

1803: Robert Emmet is executed for high treason.

1863: The 5th Confederate Infantry consisting of a large number of Irish from Memphis fought in one of the bloodiest battles of the war at Chickamauga.

1920: Twenty year old Kevin Barry was captured by the British following an ambush on British troops in Dublin. He was to become the first Irish Republican to be executed by the British since Easter Rising.

More Irish history in For the Love of Being Irish

1963: John F Kennedy addressed General Assembly of UN and suggested US and USSR should co-operate on a moon mission.


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