October 232, 1923
Terence MacSwiney mayor of Cork died in an English prison on hunger strike.
Born in Cork and educated at North Monastery Christian Brothers’ School and the Royal University of Ireland, MacSwiney was a founder member of the Cork Celtic Literary Society in 1901 and, with Daniel Corkery, of the Cork Dramatic Society in 1908, for
What else happened today on October 24
- October 24, 1642
- Irish Confederate rebels establish government at Kilkenny
- October 24, 1789
- Work begins on the construction of the Royal Canal
- October 24, 1796
- Artist David Roberts born in Edinburgh.
- October 24, 1854
- Birth of Sir Horace Plunkett, agricultural reformer and politician
- October 24, 1880
- Fanny Parnell launches the Ladies' Land League in New York. Known as the Patriot Poet, Fanny Parnell is the leading spokeswoman throughout the United States for the organization