June 17

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1981 Nora Connolly-O’Brien, daughter of James Connolly and former senator, died.
  • 1922 In reprisal for the deaths of Catholics in South Armagh, the IRA attacked a number of Presbyterian farmhouses in the townlands of Altanaveigh and Lisdrumliska. Six people were murdered, including a husband and wife and a father and son, and a number of others were badly wounded.
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