Talk:William O'Brien

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Mitchelstown Riot of 1887[edit]

The article here says 3 were killed, is there a reference for this? a book I am using here [1] (which is a bit slushily written, so may well be wrong) gives the figure as 2. anyone know which is correct?  Giacomo  15:54, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

There's a memorial on Cork Street in Mitchelstown which names the 3 dead as John Casey, John Shinnick and Michael Lonergan. See also William O'Brien and the course of Irish politics, 1881-1918 (Joseph V. O'Brien) and others. Guliolopez (talk) 16:49, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
I've been doing some research too, and coming down on the side of 3. Though the Hansard immediatly afterwards says 2 and many other references support this, quite a lot of others name the 3 dead. Perhaps one died of wounds some time after and that confused things. It does seem to be 3. thanks.  Giacomo  17:28, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Great William O'Brien[edit]

One of my favourite bits of trivia is that a street in Blackpool, County Cork formerly "Great Britain Street" was renamed "Great William O'Brien Street" by the Corporation at some point around the turn of the century. If someone has a reference saying exactly when this happened, I think it merits a mention. jnestorius(talk) 18:56, 24 April 2011 (UTC)