1995 Gran Canaria: Nine Famous Irishmen

    1995 Gran Canaria: Nine Famous Irishmen

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    1995 Gran Canaria: Nine Famous Irishmen

    In Ireland 9 men were captured, tried, and convicted of treason against Her Majesty, the Queen, during what has been referred to as the “Young Irish Disorders,” in 1848 or thereabouts. The nine, who were sentenced to death, were Pat Donahue, Charles Duffy, Michael Ireland, Morris Lyene, Thomas McGee, Terrence McManus, Thomas Meagher, John Michel, and Richard O’Gorman.

    The judge asked if there was anything any of them wished to say before being sentenced. Meagher, whose response summed up the attitude of all of them, replied “My Lord, this is our first offense, but not our last. If you will be easy with us this once, we promise on our word as gentlemen to do better next time – sure we won’t be fools to get caught.”

    The judge, outraged rather than amused at Meagher’s remarks, indignantly decreed that the defendents should be hanged until dead, and then drawn and quartered. Passionate protests, however, influenced Queen Victoria to commute the sentence to banishment for life and transportation to far wild Australia.

    In 1874, an astounded Queen Victoria received word that the Sir Charles Duffy who had been elected Prime Minister of Australia was the very sames Charles Duffy who had been transported there some twenty-five years before. Curious about the fate of the other eight, the Queen demanded that the records in the 1848 incidents be researched and revealed. This is what was found:

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    1995 Gran Canaria: Nine Famous Irishmen

    1995 Gran Canaria: Nine Famous Irishmen

    Irishmen

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    1995 Gran Canaria: Nine Famous Irishmen

    In Ireland 9 men were captured, tried, and convicted of treason against Her Majesty, the Queen, during what has been referred to as the “Young Irish Disorders,” in 1848 or thereabouts. The nine, who were sentenced to death, were Pat Donahue, Charles Duffy, Michael Ireland, Morris Lyene, Thomas McGee, Terrence McManus, Thomas Meagher, John Michel, and Richard O’Gorman.

    The judge asked if there was anything any of them wished to say before being sentenced. Meagher, whose response summed up the attitude of all of them, replied “My Lord, this is our first offense, but not our last. If you will be easy with us this once, we promise on our word as gentlemen to do better next time – sure we won’t be fools to get caught.”

    The judge, outraged rather than amused at Meagher’s remarks, indignantly decreed that the defendents should be hanged until dead, and then drawn and quartered. Passionate protests, however, influenced Queen Victoria to commute the sentence to banishment for life and transportation to far wild Australia.

    In 1874, an astounded Queen Victoria received word that the Sir Charles Duffy who had been elected Prime Minister of Australia was the very sames Charles Duffy who had been transported there some twenty-five years before. Curious about the fate of the other eight, the Queen demanded that the records in the 1848 incidents be researched and revealed. This is what was found:

    Have you found errors nontrivial or marginal, factual, analytical and illogical, arithmetical, temporal, or even typographical? Please let me know; drop me . Thanks!

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