On Aug 1, 1981 - after 71 days on hunger strike for political status, INLA volunteer Kevin Lynch died in Long Kesh in British occupied Ireland.
Burial of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa
On Aug. 2, 1981 - after 73rd day of his hunger strike for political status, Kieran Doherty, who had been elected to represent Monaghan-Cavan in the Dublin Parliament died in Long Kesh in British occupied Ireland.
On Aug. 3, 1916 - British born Irish patriot, Roger
Casement was executed by the British in Bentonville Prison, London. Known best for his gun running exploits he was also involved with the 1916 Easter Rising and was the last of the leaders to be hung
On Aug. 8, 1981 - the ninth Irish political prisoner martyr, Thomas McElwee, died in Long Kesh on the 62nd day of his hunger strike.
Death of John Boyle O’Reilly
On Aug. 26,1979 - Lord Mountbatten was assassinated off the coast of Co. Sligo by the IRA because of his support for anti-Irish legislation in the House of Lords.
On Aug. 28, 1708 -the British parliament tightened
the Penal Laws passed in 1695 furtheri limiting Catholics rights