September 25

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1960 Down, captained by Kieran Mussen, became the first team from Northern Ireland to win the Sam Maguire Cup in Gaelic football when they defeated Kerry 2-10 to 0-8.
  • 1917 Thomas Ashe, teacher and revolutionary, died in Mountjoy Jail as a result of force-feeding.Thomas Ashe (32) died in Mountjoy Prison after being forcibly fed whilst on hunger strike.
  • 1914 On a two-day visit to Ireland, Prime Minister H.H. Asquith shared a platform with John Redmond at a recruiting meeting at the Mansion House.
  • 1917 The 1916 veteran and republican leader Thomas Ashe dies in Dublin’s Mater Hospital after being force-fed by the British authorities while on hunger strike in Mountjoy Prison.

Copyright © 2024 History Publications Ltd, Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland | Tel. +353-1-293 3568