Today in Irish History – 6th April:

1830 – James Augustine Healy, the first black Roman Catholic bishop in America, was born to an Irish planter and a slave on a plantation near Macon, Georgia. 1889 – Actor Barry Macollum is born. 1895 – Oscar Wilde is arrested (in Cadogan Hotel, London) after losing a libel case against the John Sholto Douglas, […]

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Today in Irish History – 5th April:

456 – St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop. 584 – Death of Saint Ruadhan (Ruadán), one of the twelve “Apostles of Erin”. He died at the monastery of Lorrha, County Tipperary. 1806 – William Dool Killen, ecclesiastical historian, is born in Ballymena, Co. Antrim. 1818 – Bernardo O’Higgins defeats the Spanish at […]

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