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In 1865 in Cincinnati

The Irish Republic and Irish Republican Army were formed.

by Anonymousreply 401/17/2013

Tell us more.

by Anonymousreply 101/17/2013

With a plan of invading Canada and setting it up as New Ireland.

by Anonymousreply 201/17/2013

Proclamation distributed in Fort Erie, Ontario after being seized by 2,000 troops of the IRA under General O'Neill. "To the People of British America: We come among you as the foes of British rule in Ireland. We have taken up the sword to strike down the oppressors' rod, to deliver Ireland from the tyrant, the despoiler, the robber....We have no issue with the people of these Provinces, and wish to have none but the most friendly relations. Our weapons are for the oppressors of Ireland. Our bows shall be directed only against the power of England; her privileges alone shall we invade, not yours. We do not propose to divest you of a solitary right you now enjoy...We are here neither as murderers, nor robbers, for plunder and spoilation. We are here as the Irish army of liberation, the friends of liberty against despotism, of democracy against aristocracy, of the people against their oppressors.....To Irishmen throughout these Provinces we appeal in the name of seven centuries of British iniquity and Irish misery and suffering, in the names of our murdered sires, our desolate homes, our desecrated altars, our million of famine graves, our insulted name and race - to stretch forth the hand of brotherhood in the holy cause of fatherland, and smite the tyrant where we can...."

Signed T.W. Sweeny, Major General Commanding the Armies of Ireland

by Anonymousreply 301/17/2013

That invasion was June 1, 1866 from Buffalo.

by Anonymousreply 401/17/2013
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