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ON THIS DAY in IRISH HISTORY- MARCH 2019
1 March 1965 – The remains of Sir Roger Casement, who was hung in Pentonville Prison, London for high treason, are buried with full military honors in the Republican plot in Glasnevin Cemetery after a state funeral.
4 March 1867 – The Fenian Rising takes place, with outbreaks in several counties, notably Tallaght, Co. Dublin. It ended in failure.
7 March 1967 – In Northern Ireland, Minister of Home Affairs William Craig banns commemorations to mark the centenary of the Fenian rising.
9 March 1932 – Eamon de Valera, leader of Fianna Fail, elected president of the executive council of the Irish Free State.
14 March 1991 – The Birmingham Six are released after serving sixteen years in prison on fabricated evidence of the bombing of two public houses in Birmingham by the IRA in November 1974.
19 March 1921 – The Crossbarry ambush occurs in south-west Cork, one of the biggest engagements of the War of Independence, in which over 100 IRA Volunteers escaped an attempt by British forces to encircle them.
24 March 1968 – An Aer Lingus Viscount St. Phglim, with 57 passengers and a crew of four and enroute from Cork to London, crashes into the seas off Tuscar Rock, Co. Wexford. There were no survivors.
28 March 1957 – Jack Butler Yeats (85) painter, and younger brother of W. B. Yeats, dies.
The 177thCleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pins are now on sale. Stamped with 2019, the pins are an annual tradition, and the main source of fundingfor the 5tholdest parade in America. Only $10, make checks to UIS (United Irish Societies). Mail SASE to OhioIANews 14615 Triskett Road Cleveland, Oh 44111 or call John @ 216.647.1144.
Jameson Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Run Goes for World Record for Largest Kilt Run!
Cleveland is known for a lot of things – passionate sports fans, great food and craft beer, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and more. Soon it could be known as the city who holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people to run a race in a kilt at one time.
Hosted by Hermes Sports & Events, Jameson, Coors Light, Armada Risk Partners and the Warehouse District in Cleveland, the official attempt to break the record will be on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17that 9a.m. on West 6thStreet in downtown Cleveland.
The record for the largest kilt race is currently held by the Perth Running Goats Club at the Perth Kilt Run in Perth, Ontario, Canada, with 1,764 participants on June 23rd, 2012. Last year, at the first ever Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day race, 1,532 runners participated without trying for the record attempt. This year all participants will receive a custom Jameson Kilt, a long sleeve race shirt, part 2 of a 3-part unique finisher medal, shot of Jameson or a Coors Light (21 & over) and many other perks.
Representatives from the Guinness World Records North America, Inc. will be onsite to witness and certify the accomplishment. The race benefits the Irish American Charitable Foundation. You can be a part of history by registering at ClevelandStPatricksDayRun.com. Hopefully Irish Eyes will be smiling on Cleveland!