On August 11, 1894, Dan Breen, one of the most famous rebels in Irish history, was born in his parent’s cottage at Grange, one mile south of Donohill, County Tipperary. He, along with Seán Tracey, Seán Hogan, and Séamus Robinson were known as the "Big Four" of Co. Tipperary. Breen participated in many of the most famous incidents of the war, including Soloheadbeg and the Knocklong rescue of Hogan. His post-war book, "My Fight for Irish Freedom," cemented his place in the pantheon of heroes of the War of Independence, but his reputation has taken a beating from the revisionist historians in recent years, like so many other Republican heroes of the war. Breen, to his dying day, expressed no regrets for his actions during the war. Read “Tipperary’s Dan Breen: The Hardest Hard Man.”

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