August In Irish History
Some remarkable anniversaries for August in Irish history
August 1800 - The Act of Union was passed dissolving the Irish Parliament and creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The Act remained on the statutes in Ireland until 1962.
August 1870 - Gladstone's first Land Act passed introducing some limited land reforms. It gave force of law to the 'Ulster Custom', provided compensation for evicted tenants and allowed tenants to borrow from Government to buy their holdings.
August 1916 - The final leader of the 1916 Rising, Roger Casement was hanged for treason in Pentonville Prison. His trial led to a re-interpretation of the Treason Act which led to the accusation that Casement was 'hanged on a comma'.
August 1922 - General Michael Collins was killed in an IRA ambush at Beal na mBlath in Co Cork while on a journey from Bandon to Macroom.
Book Reviews - Irish Slavery
White Cargo by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh - Mainstream Publishing Don Jordan and Michael Walsh have produced an excellent review of the trade in human cargo from Ireland and England in the 17th Century. Up to 300,000 people, mostly politicial prisoners, the poor, vagrants and street children across...Read More...
To Hell or Barbados
To Hell or Barbados by Sean O'Callaghan - Brandon Press O'Callaghan has brought together some excellent research on the 1600s in Ireland, covering Cromwell's campaigns, the mass population movements to Connaught and the forced transportation of over 50,000 Irish people to the Caribbean in the 1650s....Read More...
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