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October 3,

Today in Irish History: Sean O’Riada Dies. IRA Maze Hunger Strike Called Off

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Today in Irish History

1691: Treaty of Limerick was signed ending the Williamite war between the Jacobites and the supporters of William of Orange.

Treaty of Limerick allegedly signed on this Treaty Stone.

Treaty Stone Limerick

1971: A true Irish Gift to the world, Sean O’Riada left this world at the terribly young age of 40. This gifted genius suffered from the course of many Irish – Alcoholism.

1981: IRA hunger strike called off at Maze prison. 10 IRA members died during the hunger strikes. While the IRA did not win immediate concessions, the hunger strikes did win them a lot of sympathy and in the US was a primary motivator in fund raising.

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