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Encyclopedia > Fergal O'Hanlon

Fergal O'Hanlon (19391 January 1957) was a member of the Irish Republican Army from County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland. 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 6 December 1921, the Irish Republican Army in the 26 counties that were to become the Irish Free State split between supporters and opponents of the Treaty. ... Monaghan (Irish: Contae Muineachán) is a county in the Republic of Ireland. ...

He was a draughtsman employed by Monaghan County Council, and he played Gaelic football. This is about drafting, the art and science of technical drawing. ... Gaelic Football action Gaelic football (Irish: peil ghaelach) is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ...

Aged 17, he was killed along with Seán South while taking part in an attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary barracks in Brookeborough, Northern Ireland. Several other IRA members were wounded in the botched attack. The IRA fled the scene in a dump truck. They abandoned it near the border. They left South and O'Hanlon, both then unconscious, in a cow byre, and crossed into the Republic of Ireland on foot. The wounded IRA men were treated as "car crash victims" by sympathetic staff in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin. Sean Garland is widely rumoured to have taken part in the attack. Sean South was an IRA terrorist fatally wounded whilst leading an attempt to storm a police station in Brookeborough, Northern Ireland in the small hours of New Years day 1957. ... The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was name of the police force in Northern Ireland from 1922 to 2001. ... Brookeborough is a village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. ... Dieu et mon droit (motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Main language English Other recognised languages Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked 4th... The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (commonly known as Mater Hospital) is a major teaching hospital, based at Eccles Street, Phibsboro, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Seán Garland (7 March 1934-) is president of the Workers Party of Ireland. ...

Tim Pat Coogan, a partisan pro-republican amateur historian, says that O'Hanlon's mother remained firmly committed to the IRA and was hurt by the suggestion that there was an alternativr to IRA activity.

A fictionalized O'Hanlon is the narator of Dominic Behan's ballad, The Patriot Game. Dominic Behan (22nd October, 1928 - 3August, 1989) was an Irish songwriter, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. ... A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. ... The Patriot Game is an anti-British Irish ballad about the struggle to unify North Ireland (which is part of the United Kingdom) with the independent Irish Republic. ...



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