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Sinn Fein to commemorate 150th anniversary of Manchester Martyrs

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IT’s a well-known landmark in Kilrush, but not everyone knows what the Maid of Eireann monument represents. It is dedicated to the Manchester Martyrs: Philip Allen, Michael Larkin and Michael O’Brien who were executed in November 1867. 150 years ago this year, two Fenian leaders Colonel Kelly and Captain Deasy had been captured in Manchester and were awaiting …

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