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#OTD in 1920 – Kevin Barry is arrested after IRA members ambushed of a lorry full of British soldiers on Church St Dublin.

Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann!

Eighteen year old medical student Kevin Barry is captured following an ambush on British troops in Dublin in which one soldier is killed. 350 more words

Irish History

Film: Kajaki Kilo Two Bravo

Film review: Kajaki. Let me begin by saying fucking hell! And to reiterate the characters in the film: for fuck sake! Yes the language is salty but we are talking about young lads in that theater of war known as Afghanistan. 187 more words


#OTD in 1970 – Falls Road Curfew: Beginning in the afternoon, the British Army carried out extensive house searches in the Falls Road area of Belfast for members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and IRA arms.

At approximately 4.30pm a mixed patrol of British Army soldiers and RUC pulled up to no.24 Balkan Street, in the Lower Falls in west Belfast. They were acting on a tip-off from a ‘concerned resident’ about a stash of weapons hidden in the property. 602 more words

Irish History

Head to the Hexagon Theatre to see the dark satire, 'The Last Outpost'

Running at the Hexagon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Pietermaritzburg campus from Thursday, May 25 to Saturday, May 27 at 7pm is The Last Outpost… 251 more words

It was the war to end all peace

Given my interest in military history, as well as the dubious honour I was given of pursuing a University- subsidized Master’s course in Visual Arts, I decided to make my area of focus the First World War. 75 more words

Brush And Ink

British troops arrive in Estonia as German spy chief warns of Russian troop build up

British troops began a long-term deployment to Estonia on Saturday as Germany’s intelligence chief warned Russia had doubled its military presence on its Western border. 386 more words


#OTD in 1921 – Irish War of Independence: The Battle of Brunswick Street.

Dublin awoke on the morning to 14th March 1921, to the news that six IRA Volunteers, captured in an ambush at Drumcondra two months before, had been hanged, including Francis Xavier Flood, Thomas Bryan, Patrick Doyle, Bernard Ryan and Dermot O’Sullivan. 855 more words

Irish History