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Antarctic Explorer Tom Crean Passes Away 1938

#OnThisDay 1938 Tom Crean, passed away. He joined the Royal Navy at 15 & volunteered for his first Antarctic exploration in 1901. Crean raced with Scott to reach the South Pole & was on Shackleton’s ship which sank & saw him sail 800 miles to organise a rescue.

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MnáMondays: Jinny Shanahan

Jane ‘Jinny’ Shanahan (back row, 3rd from left) joined the Irish Citizen Army in 1913 & aided workers during the Lockout. Stationed in City Hall during the Rising, she fooled some British soldiers by telling them there were hundreds of rebels on the building’s roof.

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MnáMondays: Emily O’Keefe

Emily O’Keefe (Josie’s sister) also joined Cumann na mBan & fought at Marrowbone Lane during the Rising. The O’Keefe’s house in Dublin 8 was used as an arms dump during the WoI & Civil War. Emily helped carry weapons on the IRA plan to destroy all bridges to Dublin.

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