On this day in Clare history (October 30)

On this day in Clare history (October 30)


onthisdayOn this day in Clare history (October 30):

1703 – Thomas Moland completes his Survey of County Clare, which is regarded as “A Book of Reference To The Survey of The Estate of The Right Honourable Henry Earl of Thomond In the Kingdom of Ireland.”

1890 –  The Chicago Daily Tribune reports that “A band of moonlighters in County Clare (Ireland) have murdered a girl named Flanagan and her mother.”

1947 – A memorial marking the death of Thomas Connole, Circular Road, who was shot British Forces during the sack of Ennistymon on 22nd September, 1920 in a reprisal attack following the Rineen Ambush. Tom and his family were taken from their house, which was then set alight. Tom Connole was brought a short distance away and was shot dead. His body was then thrown into the burning house. Early the next day, his charred remains were found in the burnt-out building.

1973 – Munster and Ireland rugby star Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley from Killaloe is born

1974 – Freeman of Ennis and “the young lad of the O’Grady’s”, Muhammad Ali becomes heavyweight champion of the world for the second time when he knocks out champion George Foreman in the eighth round of the “Rumble in the Jungle,” in Kinshasa, Zaire

1988 – All Ireland winning full-back for Clare, Cian Dillon from Crusheen is born.

2012 – Transatlantic services from Shannon Airport are impacted by Superstorm Sandy in the northeastern United States