The Irish Famine of 1740-1741 (Bliain an Áir) was caused by "The Great Frost" which struck Europe and Ireland with bitter cold and excessive rain during the period December 1739 to September 1741, resulting in devastated harvests, hunger, disease, death and civil unrest.
The 1916 Easter Rising and Edward Daly in Dublin Ireland
The 1916 Easter Rising leader Edward Daly was an Irish soldier who fought the British troops in Dublin Ireland. The story of how the British troops went into houses in North King Street and massacred innocent men and boys. No one was punished.
“…shot through the head leading a rush on a fortified corner house”
A nice piece this, an eyewitness account from Captain A.A Dickson of the Sherwood Foresters. It, and other accounts like it, are available in 'True World War I Stories' published by Robinson Press. While many of the tales deal with trench life, for some the first combat they would see would be street fighting in…