Tuesday, 31 December 2013 15:13

Thomas Russell - Famous Cork Patriot

Thomas Russell - British Army Officer Hanged & Beheaded Fighting For Ireland's Cause In 1803 In 1783 Thomas Russell had a choice to make on his future career. He could follow his father into the Irish Anglican Church or choose an army career like his brothers. He chose the army and was posted to the Malabar Coast of India to safeguard British interests. He stayed in India for three years and decided to return to Ireland in 1786. In Dublin…
Friday, 13 December 2013 18:07

Robert Emmet - Famous Dublin Patriot

Robert Emmet 18th Century Patriot - Remembered In Song & Verse As sentence of death was about to be proclaimed, Robert Emmet stood up in the dock and stated ‘When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written’. Robert Emmet was born in Dublin in 1778 and was a student at Trinity College in 1795 when the masters of the educational establishment informed Robert that he was…
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