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This Day the 21st of October in Irish History.


In the year: 1999
Hundreds of striking nurses from the midlands join a rally through the streets of Dublin

In the year: 1904
Birth of poet Patrick Kavanagh in Inishkeen, Co. Monaghan

In the year: 1901
Douglas Hyde's Casadh an tSúgán - The Twisting of the Rope - is presented at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and becomes the first staged Irish-language play

In the year: 2002
Even on paper Keane is faster than McCarthy; on the day of its launch, just one copy of Mick McCarthy’s World Cup diary is sold at Waterstones outlet on Dawson Street in Dublin

In the year: 1803
Execution of Thomas Russell, United Irishman, in Downpatrick for “high treason”

 
 
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