History of Ireland 3.17.23 by Monica - written 01/04/2014 04:22:50

History of Ireland – Stair na hEireann Today in History  March 17



1923 – A major boxing match between Mike McTigue and Battling Siki takes place in Dublin city centre, despite the Anti-Treaty prohibition of public entertainments. A battalion of Free State troops guards the fight on Princes street. Anti-Treaty fighters detonate a mine beside the theatre and fire on the spectators after the fight.



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