Today in Irish History – 2 February:

1172 – Last day King Henry II holds his court in Dublin. 1172 – The Synod of Cashel: the Bishops of Ireland, under duress, pledge allegiance to Henry II of England. 1806 – Birth of painter, Daniel Maclise, in Co Cork. 1880 – Charles Stewart Parnell addresses the U.S. Congress. 1882 – Birth of novelist, […]

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