General John O Neill captured Fort Erie
On June 1, 1886 --
General John O Neill led a Fenian Army of Civil War veterans into Canada and captured Fort Erie
Battle of Ridgeway
On June 2 1866 -- The Fenian Army under General John O'Neill defeated British forces at Ridgeway, Ontario
of Michael Gaughan
On June 3 1974 -- Michael Gaughan IRA volunteer died on hunger strike while seeking political status in Parkhurst Prison, England
On June 3, 1864
-- the Corcoran Legion lost more men at Cold
Harbor than any other brigade, North or South. 900 men were
shot down in a half-hour that morning accounting for at
least a quarter of all the Federal losses in Grant’s
soldiers from the Legion received the Medal of Honor for
their valor at Cold Harbor.
Lord Edward Fitzgerald
On June 4,
1798 -- Lord Edward Fitzgerald a leader of the Society of United
Irishmen died of wounds at Newgate prison in Dublin after having
been denied proper medical treatment.
Battle of Benturb
On June 5, 1646 -- Irish forces under Ulster chieftains defeated the English at the
Battle of Benturb
Uprising in Ulster
On June 6, 1798 -
Uprising breaks out in Ulster after Henry Joy McCracken
issued proclamation calling United Irishmen in Ulster to arms.
Silken Thomas Fitzgerald
On June 11, 1634 -- Silken Thomas Fitzgerald of Leinster led a revolt against English rule in Ireland
IRA Raid on Gough Military Barracks
On June 12, 1954 -- the IRA made an audacious raid on Gough Military Barracks in Armagh. It marked the beginning of IRA activities in the British occupied Irish counties that led to what became known as the Border Campaign
Battle of Ballynahinch
On June 13, 1798 --numerically superior English forces defeated the United Irishmen at the battle of Ballynahinch.
James Larkin Memorial unveiled
On June 15, 1979 -- a memorial to James Larkin on O’Connell Street, Dublin was unveiled. Larkin, a revolutionary socialist, dominated the Irish Trade Union movement. G. B. Shaw once described him as ‘the greatest Irishman since Parnell’
Death of William Smith O’Brien,
On June 18, 1864 -- William Smith O’Brien, leading member of the literary-political Young Ireland movement died.
Clan Na Gael Founded
On June 20,1867 - Clan Na Gael, Irish revolutionary organization and the counterpart of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, is formed by John Devoy, Daniel Cohalan and
Joseph McGarrity in the USA. The objectives of the organization are to secure an independent Ireland
Battle of Vinegar Hill
On June 21, 1798 -- the United Irishmen who were mainly volunteers armed with pikes were defeated by the standing English army at the battle of Vinegar Hill in Co. Wexford.
Four Courts Shelled
On June 28,1922 -- Irish Free State forces supported by English military personnel and armaments shelled the Four Courts building where the second Dail Eireann was meeting.
Irish Brigade Battled Confederate Forces
On June 27 - 30, 1862 -- the Irish Brigade battled Confederate forces at GaInes’ Mill, Savage Station, Peach Orchard, White Oak Swamp and Glendale in the American Civil War
Connaught Rangers revolt in India
On June 28 1922 -- a regiment of Irishmen in the English army in India revolted as a result of English atrocities committees against the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. They were eventually executed.
Death of Jeremiah O'Donavon Rossa
On June 29 1914 --Fenian leader,
Jeremiah O'Donavon Rossa died in New York.
Padraic Mac Piarais, the 1916 Easter leader gave his famous oration at his burial
30, 1906 -- Michael Davitt, Fenian leader,
Member of Parliament and founder of the National Land League,
died in Dublin.
Not wishing to have
a public funeral, Davitt's body was brought quietly to the .
Over 20,000 people filed past his coffin in the Carmelite
Friary, Clarendon Street, Dublin
A huge crowd
attended his funeral in the grounds of Straide Abbey, in the
shadow of the church where he was baptized.
On 18 June 1994 the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
a loyalist paramilitary group, attacked a
crowded pub with assault rifles killing six
civilians and wounding five. The bar was
targeted because those inside were believed
to be Catholics. As of late 2010, the Police
Ombudsman is still investigating claims that
Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) informers
knew the massacre was being planned and that
the RUC failed to carry out a proper
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