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This Day the 30th of June in Irish History.

In the year: 1798
Rebels break camp, Needham sends Cavalry to pursue them. The rebels ambush cavalry at Ballyellis and inflict heavy defeat on them. By evening rebels are camped at Kilcavan

In the year: 1835
Sir Samuel McCaughey, who is destined to become a sheep tycoon in Australia, is born near Ballymena, Co. Antrim

In the year: 1790
Birth in Knockfin, Co. Laois of Arthur Jacob - noted oculist and Professor of Anatomy in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin

In the year: 1932
De Valera abolishes the oath of allegiance and withholds land annuities from the British Government

In the year: 2000
Breakaway republicans are held responsible for an explosion which halts all cross border rail services

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