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#OTD in 1878 – Death of Fenian General John O’Neill. He was born in Clontibret, Co Monaghan, in 1834 and emigrated to the United States at age fourteen.
O’Neill is best known for his activities leading the Fenian raids on Canada in 1866 and 1871. He was born in Drumgallon, Clontibrit, Co Monaghan, where he received some schooling. He emigrate…