September 10

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1966 The Fianna Fáil minister for education, Donogh O’Malley, announced that free secondary education would be available throughout the state from the following year.
  • 1922 Wilfred Scawen Blunt, poet, writer and anti-imperialist who was active in the Irish land agitation of the 1880s, died.
  • 1602 ‘Red’ Hugh O’Donnell (c. 31), military leader during the Nine Years’ War (1594–1603), died in Spain.
  • 1922 William Scawen Blunt (82), English poet, diplomat and anti-imperialist who was imprisoned for two months during the Plan of Campaign (1886-’91) for chairing a banned anti-eviction meeting in County Galway, died.

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