#OTD in Irish History – 20 March:

Spring Equinox 1761 – Robert Simms, a founder of the United Irishmen and proprietor of the Northern Star, is born. 1780 – Miles Byrne, United Irishman and officer in Napoleon’s Irish Legion, is born in Monaseed, Co Wexford. 1856 – Birth of Sir John Lavery, an Irish painter best known for his portraits, in Belfast. […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 20 March:

Spring Equinox 1761 – Robert Simms, a founder of the United Irishmen and proprietor of the Northern Star, is born. 1780 – Miles Byrne, United Irishman and officer in Napoleon’s Irish Legion, is born in Monaseed, Co Wexford. 1856 – Birth of Sir John Lavery, an Irish painter best known for his portraits, in Belfast. […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 20 March:

1761 – Robert Simms, a founder of the United Irishmen and proprietor of the Northern Star, is born. 1780 – Miles Byrne, United Irishman and officer in Napoleon’s Irish Legion, is born in Monaseed, Co Wexford. 1856 – Birth of Sir John Lavery, an Irish painter best known for his portraits, in Belfast. 1875 – […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 20 March:

1761 – Robert Simms, a founder of the United Irishmen and proprietor of the Northern Star, is born. 1780 – Miles Byrne, United Irishman and officer in Napoleon’s Irish Legion, is born in Monaseed, Co Wexford. 1856 – Birth of Sir John Lavery, an Irish painter best known for his portraits. 1875 – Death of […]

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1884/1920 – Tomás Mac Curtain, revolutionary and Lord Mayor of Cork is both born and assassinated on this date.

Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork Tomás Mac Curtain is killed by disguised RIC / Black and Tans in his home in front of his wife and children, it was the morning of his thirty-sixth birthday. The killing was apparently in retaliation for the death of RIC Constable Murtagh some hours earlier in Cork. Mac […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 20 March:

1761 – Robert Simms, a founder of the United Irishmen and proprietor of the Northern Star, is born. 1780 – Miles Byrne, United Irishman and officer in Napoleon’s Irish Legion, is born in Monaseed, Co. Wexford. 1856 – Birth of Sir John Lavery, an Irish painter best known for his portraits. 1875 – Death of […]

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