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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: BANNA STRAND, CO. KERRY

BANNA STRAND, CO. KERRY

Banna Strand, on Tralee Bay in County Kerry, Ireland, is where the Irish patriot Sir Roger Casement was landed by submarine on April 21, 1916.  He had been promised 20,000 rifles by the German government to assist in what became known as The Easter Uprising.  Sadly, he was captured by the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the rifles were sunk offshore Cobh, in County Cork when the Aud Norge was scuttled after her capture.   Although the 1916 Uprising was not successful, the execution of its leaders by the British outraged the Irish and so garnered support for the rebels.  Irish Independence was declared in 1922.

 

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