Random Ramblings from a Republican
Today in Irish History:
1860 - Douglas Hyde, founder of the Gaelic League is born in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
1964 - Campaign for Social Justice (CSJ) is founded. It sets the pace for the eventual Civil Rights movement.
1971: Official Sinn Fein announces an end to absentionism in Leinster House, Stormont and Westminster
1972: 7 nationalist internees escape from HMS Maidstone docked in Belfast Lough
1975: Provisional IRA ends their two week ceasefire during which the groundwork was laid for an eventual truce in February, which would last until the end of January 1976. It is now viewed as a large mistake by most outside analysts.
1992: The Provisional IRA exploded a bomb on a bus filled with civilian workers on the way to work at a Tyrone British Army base. 8 were killed. This bombing is now know as the Teebane Bombing.