100 Year Bloody Sunday Commemoration
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Join the Charlotte Irish Connection for a virtual event commemorating Bloody Sunday and other historic events of 1920. This evening of song and story begins at 7pm on Sunday, November 22nd and celebrates those who fought and died for Irish freedom 100 years ago.
Ireland’s War of Independence from Britain took place between 1919 and ended in December of 1922 with the signing of the Treaty granting independence to what is now known as The Republic of Ireland. In the 1918 general election, the Irish Republicans (Sinn Fein) won over 70% of the Irish representation in British parliament. They set up a Provisional Irish Government in Dublin and ignored the Westminster Parliament. This action provoked an overreaction from the British Government, leading to conflict.
Kilmichael Ambush, November 28, 2020. An IRA unit ambushed a British Officer unit of the Irish police (R.I.C.) killing all 17.Our evening will explore the following events and individuals.Terence MacSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, who died on October 25, 1920 in Brixton Prison, London, after a hunger strike lasting 74 days.Kevin Barry, 18 years old Medical Student, hanged on November 01, 1920, for participating in an attack on crown forces.Bloody Sunday, Nov. 21, 1920. Crown forces surrounded an Irish football match at Croke Park, Dublin and fired indiscriminately on both players and attendees, resulting in the deaths of 14 civilians.
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