November 1

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1920 Kevin Barry (18), IRA Volunteer, was hanged in Mountjoy Jail for his role in an attack on a British army unit in September 1919 in which three soldiers were killed.James Daly (22) of C Company, 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers, and a member of the IRB, quartered in Jullundur, Punjab, was executed by firing squad for mutiny in June of that year.
  • 1884 The Gaelic Athletic Association, ‘for the preservation and cultivation of the national pastimes of Ireland’, was founded at a meeting in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. At least four of the seven men who attended were Fenians.
  • 1872 John Francis Maguire (57), founder of the Cork Examiner (1841), died.

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