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The Jail Escape They Wanted To Forget

Above, my brother John Kelly

The main forecourt Crumlin Road jail.…

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Added by philip kelly on December 26, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

May 27, 1970: Arrests Lead to 'Arms Trial,' 40 Years of War in Ulster

On May 27, 1970, another Fianna Fail leader and Cork man (Jack Lynch) put his party ahead of the people when he had arrested John Kelly; Neil Blaney, TD; Capt James Kelly; and C. J. Haughey, TD; and charged them…

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Added by philip kelly on May 6, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

An Irish Republican Mother

This is my late mother, Margaret McGuinness Kelly, who was an assistant…

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Added by philip kelly on May 6, 2016 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

A Day of Pilgrimage: A Look Back

A pilgrimage in the 1950s from Belfast to Knock (County Mayo) as a boyhood memory

Today I went to one of Ireland’s holy places of pilgrimage -- the holy shrine of Knock, where it is said…

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Added by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

John Kelly: Republican, Soldier, Politician, Peacemaker

John and Paddy Kennedy in 1969

This coming week will see the anniversary of the passing of John Kelly, a man of stature, honesty, and principle who as a young man was a Republican at a time when it was not popular. There were  people who would…

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Added by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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