Today in Irish History – 16th April:

1660 – Sir Hans Sloane, physician and naturalist, is born in Killyleagh, Co. Down . 1701 – Some MPs and gentlemen of Co. Carlow petition against the return and residence of Mark Baggot, ‘a violent Papist’, in that county, of which he was ‘titular High Sheriff’ in 1689. 1752 – The first regular stage-coach service […]

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