On This Day In Clare History (7 December)

On This Day In Clare History (7 December)

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ON THIS DAY IN CLARE HISTORYEvents that took place on this day down through Clare history in 1829, 1846, 1917, 1918, 1972 and 1992.

1829 – Peter Comyn of Bishop’s Quarter, Ballyvaughan, is sentenced to death by hanging on the gallows of the County Gaol in Ennis after he set a house on fire in a dispute with his landlord.

1846 – Over 900 persons working on relief works at Clare Abbey, Clarecastle, were “turned adrift” in retaliation for the blunderbuss shooting of the project’s principal overseer.

1917 – Daniel Joseph O’Dea (22), son of Thomas and Bridget O’Dea of Ballynacally, was killed in action in France fighting with the
Royal Irish Regiment.

1918 – Art O’Donnell, Commandant of the 7th Clare Battalion of the Irish Volunteers, was released from Derry jail.

1972 – The “Special position” of the Catholic Church was removed by referendum from Irish constitution.

1992 – Clare and Tulla hurler David McInerney was born.

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