On This Day In Clare History – May 13

On This Day In Clare History – May 13

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onthisday2Events that took place on this day down through Clare history.

1646 – Rosmanagher Tower House in Sixmilebridge was surrendered by Captain Hunt and his small group of musketeers. By the time Bunratty came under siege in 1646, Rosmanagher had a magnificent park containing 3,000 deer and the countryside was heavily wooded. It was garrisoned by parliamentarian troops during the ensuing war.
1849 – In his report to the Kilrush Union Commissioners, Captain Kennedy said, “I HAVE the honour to transmit returns of the eviction of 151 families, numbering 757 persons, in this Union, within a very short period. Upwards of 400 more have been evicted, the returns of which I have in preparation.
The dwellings of nine-tenths of these persons have been levelled to the ground.”
1945 – In a radio broadcast, Churchill accused Clare TD de Valera of frolicking with the Germans and Japanese.
1985 – Singer Martin Reidy of Tullaghaboy was laid to rest in Kilmaley churchyard.
1999 – US First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton departed Ireland from Shannon.

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