May 1919

May-04

Irish-American delegation - consisting of Frank P Walsh (a labour lawyer); Edward F Dunne (former Governor of Illinois) and Michael J Ryan (a Philadelphia lawyer) - arrives in Dublin.  They had been appointed by the Irish Race Convention.

Hopkinson (2002), pg xiv & 33-34

May-09

Fourth session of Dáil - addressed by Frank P Walsh.  Dáil is surrounded by British forces looking for wanted men.

Hopkinson (2002), pg 40 & Coogan (1990), pg 113

May-12

Sean Hogan (Tipperary 3rd Brigade) captured by the police in Meagher's of Annfield in the early morning after leaving a dance at Eamon O'Duibhir house in Ballagh.

Breen (1989), pg 62

May-12

IRA stage a raid on Ballyedmund Castle in Co. Down.  It was a well planned raid but failed to get any arms.

McDermott (2001), pg 25

May-13

Sean Hogan is rescued from custody at Knocklong railway station, Co Limerick with the killing of two RIC men (Sgt Peter Wallace and Constable Michael Enright).   More Detail  

O'Donoghue, F (1986), pg 46; Abbott (2000), pgs 35-39;  Breen (1989), pgs 59-62;  Ryan (1945), pgs 90-107; Brennan (1980), pg 38

May-15

Joe Devlin writes to his party leader, Dillion saying that “… nothing will come of the Peace Conference.  The position must inevitably come to … a fierce conflict between the government and Sinn Fein, and I am afraid the country is in for a bad time.”

Phoenix (1994), pg 54

May-17

De Valera, Griffith and Plunkett send a letter to the head of the Peace Conference in Paris (Clemenceau) repudiating Britain’s claim to speak for Ireland.

Macardle (1999), pg 296

May-20

M Tobin, 1st Battalion, Cork No. 1 Brigade, IRA is killed

O'Kelly in The Kerryman (1955), pg 26

May-26

Official statement of “Ireland’s Case for Independence” sent by Dáil government to the Peace Conference in Paris.

 

Macardle (1999), pg 296

 

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