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This Day the 28th of February in Irish History.

In the year: 1929
Poet John Montague, best known for his volume, The Rough Field, is born

In the year: 2001
Dublin Zoo and Fota Island in Cork are closed as a preventive measure designed to protect any animals that may be susceptible to foot and mouth disease

In the year: 1944
John O'Shea, journalist, charity worker and founder of GOAL, is born in Limerick

In the year: 1799
William Dargan, railway engineer and philanthropist, is born in Carlow

In the year: 1933
Birth of Noel Cantwell, captain of Manchester United and Irish international

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