June 1919


De Valera departs for the U.S. - Harry Boland had gone before him to make preparations.

Coogan (1990), pg 114


The Irish-American delegation submit their report on conditions in Ireland to the Peace Conference in Paris.

Macardle (1999), pg 295


Four DMP officers shot by Michael Kelly (Irish Citizen Army) during Connolly Commemoration

O’Farrell (1997), pg 50


The U.S. Senate passes a resolution (with only one vote against) asking for the delegation appointed by the Dáil to be given a hearing in Paris and expressing sympathy with the “aspirations of the Irish people for a government of their own choice”

Macardle (1999), pg 297


A man called Murphy is a passenger in a car which is shot at by British Army who were manning a road block at New Inn near Dundalk.  The Army claims that the car did not stop when challenged but this is disputed by the driver.  Murphy dies of his wounds a few days later.

Gavin and O’Donnell (1999), pg 26


Second meeting between Irish-American delegation and President Wilson in Paris.  President Wilson tells Walsh that the Committee of Four had agreed that no small nation should be allowed to appear before the Conference without the unanimous consent of the whole committee.  Shortly after the meeting, in a note from American Secretary of State Lansing, the delegation is officially told that the Irish case will not be considered at the conference as they consider it an internal UK affair.  (Figgis says that de Valera did not leave for States until after Lansing Note.) 

Hopkinson (2002), pg 167; Figgis (1927), pg 251; Macardle (1999), pgs 297-298


Ambush by men from the Kilbrittain company IRA on joint RIC-British Army patrol at Rathclarin.  One IRA man and one British Army soldier wounded and IRA get away with five rifles, one revolver and 200 rounds of ammunition.  More Detail

Deasy (1973), pgs 62-67 & 209; Hart (2003), pg 44


Fourth session of First Dáil commences.  Griffith tells the Dáil that “The President has, by and with the advice of the Ministry, gone on a mission abroad”

Macardle (1999), pg 302; Gallagher (1953), pg 249


Dáil establishes the National Arbitration Courts and sets up a committee to devise a scheme of organisation.  To expedite problems with land agitation, local ‘Sinn Fein’ courts also set up.  In addition, Commission of Inquiry into the Resources and Industries of Ireland set up by Dáil

Augusteijn (2002), pg 233; Figgis (1927), pg 266


Dáil appoints trustees for the National Loan and its terms are delineated.  It also states that the loan will become the first charge on the Revenue of the Irish Republic after the English have evacuated Ireland.

Macardle (1999), pgs 302-303


Prominent Protestant Sinn Féin member in Belfast, Sam Heron, arrested for making a seditious speech in Castlewellan.  At his trail on the 13th August, he refuses to recognise the court and goes on hunger strike.  He is soon released.

McDermott (2001), pg


De Valera arrives in US - he was to stay in US until December 1920

Curran J M (1980), pg25 & Hopkinson (2002), pg xiv & pg 169


RIC District Inspector Hunt shot dead in the Market Sq in Thurles by IRA man Jim Stapleton.  (The IRA party wore no masks.)

Townshend (1975), pg 20 & 26; Abbott (2000), pgs 39-40; Hopkinson (2002), pg 117; Macardle (1999), pg 306

Jun -24

Irish bishops meeting in Maynooth describe British rule as the “rule of the sword, utterly unsuited to a civilized nation”

Macardle (1999), pg 300


Dáil ministries get set up - courts, local Govt, consular service, land bank, republican police force

Curran J M (1980), pg25 & Hopkinson (2002), pg 40


Frank Gallagher arrested in Dublin by DMP Sgt Bruton and given four months imprisonment for a seditious speech in Myshall, Co. Carlow.

Gallagher (1953), pgs 120-123


A party of four RIC men on their way to Mass are disarmed  (and two wounded) by seven IRA men under Frank Busteed in Dripsey, Co Cork.

O'Callaghan (1974), pg 44


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