Act of Union
On Aug 1,1800 - The British parliament scuttles the
Act of Union and dissolves the Irish parliament and transfers legislative powers to Westminster.
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. 6, 1855 - gangs of
Know Nothings in Louisville KY attached catholic enclaves killing over 120 Irish and German immigrants. Neither the state of Kentucky, the federal government or the leading newspaper families who instigated the atrocities have ever apologized.
On Aug. 8, 1981 - the ninth Irish political prisoner martyr, Thomas McElwee, died in Long Kesh on the 62nd day of his hunger strike.
On Aug. 9, 1971
- Internment without charge or trial is introduced in British occupied Ireland. It was a dismal failure as it was aimed exclusively at republicans and nationalists. 17 people were killed and scores were injured in the rioting that followed
On Aug.10, 1998 - after serving only 21 years of 14 life sentences William Moore, the last of the terrorist Shankill Butchers Gang is released in spite of the judge's recommendation that he should never be released.
Death of John Boyle O’Reilly
Act for the Settling of Ireland
On Aug. 12, 1652 - Cromwell’s solution to the Irish Question ie. ‘Act for the Settling of Ireland' was to confiscate all of the lands in Ireland for his officers and soldiers and send the native Irish "To Hell or Connacht"
On Aug. 20, 1922 - Michael Collins was assassinated at Beal na Blath in Co Cork during the British instigated 'Treaty War '
On Aug. 23, 1170 – William Strongbow landed in Waterford at the invitation of arch-traitor Dermot McMurrough. This event was referred to in the Annals of Ulster as “the beginning of the woes of Ireland”
set on fire
On Aug. 24,
in 1814, during the War of 1812 between the United States and
England, British troops entered Washington, D.C. and set fire to
the White House and other public buildings.
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
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