October 1919 

Oct-01

In the States, de Valera sets out on another tour of major American cities – in eight states he was received by the Governor and in 32 cities he was received by the Major.

Macardle (1999), pg 312

Oct-07

British cabinet sets up Committee (under Walter Long, Secretary of State for the Colonies) to examine each of the possible Irish policies.  (Phoenix says Long was First Lord of the Admiralty.)

Townshend (1975), pg 34; Phoenix (1994), pg 70

Oct-15

Meeting between Cathal Brugha (Dáil Minister of Defense); Richard Mulcahy (IRA Chief of Staff); Michael Collins (IRA Director of Intelligence) and Liam Deasy (Adj West Cork Brigade IRA) to discuss military preparedness of the West Cork Brigade.  According to Deasy, permission was given to West Cork Brigade to attack RIC barracks from January.

Deasy (1973), pg 81

Oct-16

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis takes place in secret (between midnight and 3.00am).

Macardle (1999), pg 315

Oct-19

Constable Michael Downing DMP is shot dead while on patrol in High St, Dublin

Abbott (2000), pg 46

Oct-20

IRA jailbreak of six prisoners from Strangeways Prison, Manchester including Austin Stack and Piaras Béaslaí.

Coogan (1990), pg 99

Oct-25

Michael Collins has a narrow escape when there is a police raid on the Standard Hotel in Harcourt St in Dublin. 

McDermott (2001), pg 23

Oct-28

Lord French, Lord Lieutenant, made a member of the British Cabinet

Townshend (1975), pg 34

Oct-31

In an attack on Ballivor RIC barracks, one RIC man is killed (William Agar).  Attack is led by Pat Mooney (O/C 2nd (Trim) Battalion, Meath Brigade)

Abbott (2000), pg 46; O’Farrell (1997), pg 70

Oct

On-going protests by Republican prisoners in Mountjoy

Gallagher (1953), pgs 134-142

End-Oct

Arrival of Essex Regiment in Kinsale

Hart (1998), pg 63

 

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