Count Daniel O’Connell born 1745

#OnThisDay 1745 Count Daniel O’Connell, uncle to The Liberator, was born in Derrynane, Kerry. O’Connell served as a colonel in Clare’s Regiment in France’s Irish Brigade. He joined the British Army in 1793 when the French Revolution became more anti-Catholic. In Britain he led the Irish Brigade in the British Army. O’Connell returned to France in 1802 & imprisoned until 1814.

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