July 5

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  • 1812 Frederick Edward Maning, adventurer and naturalised Maori, born in Johnville, Co. Dublin.
  • 1608 Sir Cahir O’Doherty, lord of Inishowen, in revolt against the Crown, was killed in a skirmish at Kilmacrenan, Co. Donegal.
  • 1922 Cathal Brugha (47), on the last day of fighting between the National Army and anti-Treaty IRA in O’Connell Street, emerged from the Hammam Hotel with guns blazing and was mortally wounded. He died two days later.

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