Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Announcing a New Holiday
I've come to the conclusion my County Carlow ancestor Patrick Hore, who was hung by the British for defending Ireland's freedom during the rising of' '98, deserves some recognition. To that end, April 5, the day on which he was murdered, will hereafter be observed, (in my family at least) as Patrick Hore Day. I designed the t-shirt above and everyone in the clan is getting one which they had better wear.
Patrick's offense was to administer an "unlawful oath" to Matthew Brennan. Something along the lines of "damnation to the king and all the royal family". Supposedly he also conspired to kill Luke Lyons, but I'm not sure if the conspiracy ever came to fruition. Probably not since he was not charged with Luke's death. Regardless, I feel great pride at having a rebel in the family and now that I've finally found him, I couldn't bear to have his memory lost again. Here's to you Patrick, may the Saints bless and protect you.