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Marty Egan • 10 August 2004

Kathleen brings up an important concept on Irish Freedom Fighters in her Ireland of Equals article. I believe the first battle of Limerick was won when the women joined in manning and womanning the barricades.

My oral version is when Cromwell was sick in England. The Bishop, Boctius Egan, was captured and told he would be be-headed if he didn't tell the Irish to surrender. He yelled, "Fight to the last man!" Fortuanately at that battle there was no last man, thanks to the women.

Any Irish American with even half a brain knows that, if you acquire the wrath of an Irish American woman, it's better to make every attempt to make friends.

Another great job at education and reminding by a well informed Irish Granny.




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