Fenians invade Canada
On October 3, 1871 - an American based Fenian Army under the command of Gen. John O'Neill invaded Canada at Pembina
Irish Brigade of France
On October 4, 1693 - two years after the Treaty of Limerick, Sarsfield’s Irish Brigade of France fought the first of many battles at Marsaglia in Italy, in the cause of France.
Wolfe Tone Captured
On October 12,1798 - Theobold Wolfe Tone the leading figure in the 1798 United Irishman Uprising entered Lough Silly with a French invasion fleet off Donegal aboard the flagship Hoche The fleet was intercepted and Tone was captured when the Hoche surrendered.
October 14, 1920 - Sean Treacy of the 3rd.Tipperary IRA Brigade and one of Irelands greatest heroes in the War of Independence, was killed in a gun battle by plainclothes RIC men in Talbot Street, Dublin
Ladies' Land League in New York.
On October 24, 1880 - Fanny Parnell and her sister Anne established the Ladies' Land League in New York. Known as the Patriot Poet, Fanny Parnell whose brother was Charles Stewart Parnell became the leading spokeswoman throughout the United States for the organization
On October 25, 1920 - Terence MacSwiney Irish Republican leader and the Mayor of Cork, died in Brixton Prison in London after 73 days on hunger strike.
After the murder of
Tomás Mac Curtain, the
Lord Mayor of Cork on 20 March 1920, he was elected Lord Mayor of Cork.