On Sept. 2,1942 - Belfast born IRA Volunteer Tom Williams was hanged at Belfast's Crumlin Road Jail by the British, despite requests from all the world including America to save his life. For
unknown reasons the life of his comrade, Joe Cahill, was
Cornwallis attacks Castlebar
On Sept. 4, 1798 – Cornwallis who had already surrendered the American colonies moved forward from Tuam to attack Castlebar that had been captured by General Humbert leader of the French expeditionary force
Holy Cross violence
On Sept. 6, 2001 - the raw sectarian hatred and the acts of violence carried out by seemingly ordinary people against the students at Holy Cross school in Belfast was seen around the world
Gen Humbert surrenders
On Sept. 8,- the last major battle of 1798, was fought at Ballinamuck when General Humbert surrendered. Up to one thousand Irish volunteers were slaughtered by the British after the surrender.
September 11, 1777 General Sir William Howe
and General Charles Cornwallis launch a
full-scale British attack on General George
Washington and the Patriot outpost at
Brandywine Creek near Chadds Ford, in
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on the road
linking Baltimore and Philadelphia.
"Red" Hugh O'Donnell
On Sept. 10, 1602 – the chief of the O Donnell’s of Donegal, "Red" Hugh O'Donnell died under mysterious circumstances in Simancas, Spain. Evidence suggests he was poisoned by an English an spy.
Attack on America.
Sept. 11, 2001 -- starting at
approximately 8:45 AM on Tuesday, morning a series
of horrendous attacks on the United States of America was
carried out by extremist Islamic groups. The attacks were
conducted against innocent American citizens and against
America's financial and military infrastructures.
On Sept. 11, 1649 - Cromwell captured the town of Drogheda and immediately proceeded to slaughter the entire garrison
First Dail Eireann declared illegal
On Sept. 11, 1919 – the first All Ireland Dail, resulting from the 1918 All Ireland elections was declared illegal by the British and membership of the body deemed to be a crime
'Flight of the Earls"
On Sept. 14,
1607 – what is believed to have been the last of the native aristocracy chieftans, Hugh O'Neill, Ruairi O'Donnell and other leaders and their Clans are forced by the British to leave Ireland .They embark in Lough Swilly Co Donegal for the continent in what has become known as the 'Flight of the Earls"
Dr. Kathleen Lynn,
On Sept. 14, 1955 - Dr. Kathleen Lynn, Irish Citizen Army officer, and an activist in women’s rights in the early 1900’s died
Irish People Newspaper raided
On Sept. 15, 1865 - the Royal Irish Constabulary broke into the offices of the Republican paper The Irish People in Dublin and arrested Fenian leaders Rossa, Luby and O'Leary
John Blake Dillon,
On Sept. 15, 1866 - John Blake Dillon, co-founder of the Young Irelander and of The Nation newspaper died in Killarney, Co Kerry
The Irish Brigade
On September 17 -1862 the Irish Brigade led by General Thomas Meagher at the Battle of Antietam Creek at Sharpsburg in Maryland, cleared four South Carolina regiments from protected positions on the Sunken Road, later know as "The Bloody Lane". After a fierce fight they drove the southerners from the road on the bloodiest single day in U. S. military history. However, the Brigade absorbed 540 casualties. After they ran out of ammunition and resorted to throwing rocks the Brigade was ordered to withdraw.
On Sept. 20, 1803 - Robert Emmett ( The darling of Erin) was hung drawn and quartered in Dublin by the British for having led the 1803 Uprising against British presences in Ireland
On Sept, 25, 1917 - Thomas Ashe was the first Irish Republican to die on hunger strike in Ireland while seeking political status.
On Sept. 30, 1998 - Michael Flannery of the Third Tipperary Brigade, life long faithful Irish Republican and co-founder of Cumann Na Saoirse Naisiunta died at his home in New York at age of 92
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