IRISH FREE STATE: King George's Domhnall

Twenty-five years ago in Ireland you could be arrested for painting DOMHNALL UA BUACHALLA on the side of a grocery wagon. To the Sasan-nach (English-speaking foreigner) Domhnall Ua Buachalla is the Gaelic for Daniel Buckley. In Ireland in 1907 grocery wagons had to be registered in English. Domhnall Ua Buachalla, who ran a combined grocery, bicycle shop and pub in Maynooth, County Kildare, refused to register anything in English, was arrested for his Gaelic grocery wagon and had his groceries seized when he refused to pay the fine. Nine years later Domhnall Ua Buachalla took part in the seizure...

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