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This Day the 27th of August in Irish History.


In the year: 1982
The official police death count of the Troubles reaches 3,000 on this date with the killing of Hugh McKibbin in Belfast

In the year: 1798
Humbert appears outside Castlebar. The Government forces are deployed to cover the direct route and Humbert unexpectedly appears on their flank. Humbert attacks. French advance causes Militia to run. Government defence collapses and Humbert takes the town. Cornwallis reaches Tullamore. Rebels assemble on Rebel hill, near Baileborough, Co Cavan

In the year: 1979
Assassination of Lord Louis Mountbatten off the coast of Co. Sligo

In the year: 2001
Opponents claim that the introduction of tolls on the planned Kinnegad-Enfield-Kilcock motorway will cost commuters to Dublin an extra 20 a week; they outline their objections at an oral inquiry in Mullingar to plans by the National Road Authority to charge car users 1.65 to use the new 35 kilometre road

In the year: 1870
The Oceanic, a liner built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff for the White Star Line, is launched

 
 
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