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Frank Flood was a 1st Lieutenant in the Dublin Active Service Brigade during the Irish War of Independence. He was executed by the British authorities in Mountjoy Prison age 19 years old.He was born at 6 Emmet Street, Dublin on 1 December 1901.He was a close personal friend of Kevin Barry, and asked that he be buried as close as possible to him.[He had taken part in the September 1920 ambush during which Kevin Barry had been arrested and had been involved in the planning of several aborted attempts to rescue him.He would remain buried at Mountjoy Prison, together with nine other executed members of the Irish Republican Army known as The Forgotten Ten, until he was given a state funeral and reburied at Glasnevin Cemetery on 14 October 2001 after an intense campaign led by the National Graves Association.
 

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During the Battle of Loos Doyle was caught in a German gas attack and for his conduct was mentioned in dispatches.[6] A recommendation for a Military Cross was rejected as "he had not been long enough at the front".[6] Doyle was presented with the "parchment of merit" of the 49th (Irish) Brigade instead. On 16 August 1917, he was killed in action at the Battle of Langemarck "while administering the Last Sacraments to his stricken countrymen".[4][7]

Doyle was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery during the assault on the village of Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

 

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Michael Hogan, shot dead in '20 by Black and Tans in Croke Park. 24 years of age and guilty of playing Gaelic football for Tipp. My paternal family plot in Grangemockler is a couple graves over from Hogan's, so I feel a particular affinity for the lad:

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John Scotus Eriugena- The Savior of Civilisation​

It was a period in which the man for whom this review is named was recognised as perhaps the preeminent thinker of Christendom.



He was the man we know as Ioannes Scottus Eriugena, which means simply John the Irishman; as if he were a man shouldering a shovel for Murphy or MacAlpine on the Holloway Road or laying subway tracks under the streets of New York or Boston.
 

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