Michael O’Doheny, Young Irelander, Fenian, Soldier born 1805

#OnThisDay 1805 Michael Doheny was born in Fethard Tipperary. A trained lawyer and multi-linguist, after the failed 1848 Young Irelander rebellion he fled to New York & in 1849 he was instrumental in forming the Fenian Brotherhood and the famous 69th Infantry Regiment aka “The Fightin 69th”. Both organisations helped the upkeep of the fighting Irish tradition.

Michael Doheny

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