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#OTD in 1917 – Death of war poet Francis Ledwidge, from Slane, Co Meath.
Francis Ledwidge, the Irish nationalist and poet, was born in Slane, Co Meath on 19 August 1887 the son of a poor labourer. Leaving school at the age of 14 he worked in various manual labour positi…