#OTD in Irish History – 20 April:

1176 – Death of Anglo-Norman lord, Richard Fitzgilbert de Clare, known as Strongbow, in Dublin. Strongbow came from England to Ireland at the urging of Diarmait Mac Murchadha. 1608 – Sir Thomas Phillipps was granted a license by James I to the Old Bushmills distillery in Co Antrim, which is thought to date from at […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 20 April:

1176 – Death of Anglo-Norman lord, Richard Fitzgilbert de Clare, known as Strongbow, in Dublin. Strongbow came from England to Ireland at the urging of Diarmait Mac Murchadha. 1608 – Sir Thomas Phillipps was granted a license by James I to the Old Bushmills distillery in Co Antrim, which is thought to date from at […]

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Today in Irish History – 20 April:

1176 – Richard Fitzgilbert de Clare known as Strongbow, Anglo-Norman lord, dies in Dublin. Strongbow came from England to Ireland at the urging of Diarmait Mac Murchadha. Diarmait was the King of Leinster who had fled to Britain. He left his kingdom because he backed the losing contender for the high kingship of Ireland. 1608 […]

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