January 12

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1816 John O’Mahoney, founder of American Fenianism and scholar who translated Geoffrey Keating’s Foras feasa ar Éirinn, born in Kilbeheny, Co. Limerick.
  • 1923 Senator Oliver St John Gogarty escaped capture by republicans by swimming the Liffey. He presented two swans to the river in gratitude.

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