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October 3,

Treaty of Limerick. Sean O’Riada. IRA Call Off Hunger Strike at Today in Irish History

October 3: TODAY in Irish History:

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1691: Treaty of Limerick

Treaty of Limerick is  signed ending the Williamite war between the Jacobites and the supporters of William of Orange.

Treaty of Limerick allegedly signed on this Treaty Stone.

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Treaty Stone Limerick

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1971: Death of Sean O’Riada

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

One of Ireland’s finest composers and a major influence on traditional Irish music, Sean O Riada (John Reidy) was born in Cork in 1931. O’Riada’s love of music came from parents who were both competent traditional fiddlers.

“My father had a wonderful store of music. I remember him telling me that he would walk seven miles, and do a day’s work, to learn a tune.”

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Sean O Riada at Today in Irish History

Sean O Riada 1931-1971

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After travelling in Europe for a number of years, O Riada became musical director of Dublin’s famed Abbey Theatre for a number of years. His most famous composition is probably the score for the move Mise Éire (I am Ireland). O Riada started a traditional Irish “band” roup called Ceoltóirí Chualann whch morphed into the Chieftains following his death.

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1981: IRA Hunger Strike Called Off

IRA hunger strike called off at Maze prison. 10 IRA members died during the hunger strikes. While the IRA did not win immediate concessions, in some ways it was a Pyrrhic victory for Margaret Thatcher’s government. It galvanized support and membership for the IRA and generated huge sympathy for the strikers in the United States where fund-raising was a major priority. The death of the first hunger striker Bobby Sands created a martyr and an iconic figure in Republican folklore. Yet as Guardian journalist Roy Greenslade was to write thirty years later “the government gave in to every demand: prisoners wore their own clothes within two weeks, prison work was eventually dropped, the men were allowed to associate freely, and they were given educational facilities.”

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Bobby Sands mural, Falls Road Belfast

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READ: IRA Hunger Strike by Guardian journalist Roy Greenslade.

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October 3,

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

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This is a website published by IrishmanSpeaks that provides you with interesting insight and information on what happened on this day in Irish history and people of Irish heritage. If you spot any inaccuracies please let us know.

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.

For another interesting take on Irish history and culture, checkFor the Love of Being Irish : Best Irish Gifts

For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson 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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