On This Day In Clare History (December 2)

On This Day In Clare History (December 2)

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Events that took place on this day down through Clare history.

1854 – Two Clare men – Timothy Hayes and Michael Tuohy – participate in the Eureka Rebellion, a rebellion of gold miners of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, who revolted against the colonial authority of the United Kingdom. The Battle of the Eureka Stockade, by which the rebellion is popularly known, was fought between miners and the Colonial forces of Australia t Eureka Lead and named for the stockade structure erected by miners during the conflict. The rebellion lasted for less than half an hour and resulted in the deaths of at least 27 people, the majority of whom were rebels.

1862 – The last of the destitute poor removed from England return to Ireland.

1900 –  Annagh National School opened.

1906 – Carron native and founder of the GAA, Michael Cusack was buried at Glasnevin Cemetery.

1909 – A severe storm led to the sinking of a number of vessels along the Clare coastline.

1965 – Former Éire Óg and Clare hurler John Russell was born.

1990 – After two terms as President of Ireland, Miltown Malbay Patrick Hillery retired. His retirement followed almost exactly 14 years after he assumed the office.

2010 – Clare County Library won a major award for genealogy from the Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations (CIGO).

2011 – Clareman Ciaran O Murchadha’s book The Great Famine: Ireland’s Agony 1845-1852 was among the 20 titles placed on the longlist for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award 2011.

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