This Day in Irish History

on the 18th of September

In the year: 1964
Death of Sean O’Casey in England.

In the year: 1846
James Standish O'Grady, novelist, is born in Castletownbere, Co. Cork

In the year: 1867
Kelly and Timothy Deasy are rescued in a Fenian attack on a police van in Manchester during which a police sergeant is shot dead

In the year: 1851
Anne Devlin, friend and comrade of Robert Emmett, dies in Dublin

In the year: 1889
Kathleen Behan, née Kearney, 'Mother of All the Behans' and folk singer is born in Dublin