#OTD in Irish History – 21 October:

1449 – Birth of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, in Dublin Castle at a time when his father, the Duke of York, had begun to challenge Henry VI for the crown. His godfather was James FitzGerald, 6th Earl of Desmond. He was the third of the four sons of Richard and Cecily who survived […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 26 March:

1787 – The Tumultuous Risings Act imposed penalties for rioting and for interference with the collection of tithes. 1838 – William Edward Hartpole Lecky, historian and philosopher, was born in Blackrock, Co Dublin. 1854 – Harry Furniss, caricaturist, was born in Wexford. 1856 – Birth of New Zealand statesman and Prime Minister from 1912 to […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 18 March:

In the old Celtic calendar, today is Sheelah’s Day. 1736 – The Irish House of Commons condemns the tithe of agistment (or tithe of cattle and other produce of grass lands). 1768 – Death of Laurence Sterne. He was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. Born in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, he is best known […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 21 October:

1449 – Birth of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, in Dublin Castle at a time when his father, the Duke of York, had begun to challenge Henry VI for the crown. His godfather was James FitzGerald, 6th Earl of Desmond. He was the third of the four sons of Richard and Cecily who survived […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 26 March:

In Ireland, like in the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, in other words, three weeks before Easter Sunday, usually during the second half of March or at the beginning of April. 1787 – The Tumultuous Risings Act imposed penalties for rioting and for interference with the […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 18 March:

In the old Celtic calendar, today is Sheelah’s Day. 1736 – The Irish House of Commons condemns the tithe of agistment (or tithe of cattle and other produce of grass lands). 1768 – Death of Laurence Sterne. He was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. Born in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, he is best known […]

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Today in Irish History – 21 October:

1449 – Birth of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, in Dublin Castle at a time when his father, the Duke of York, had begun to challenge Henry VI for the crown. His godfather was James FitzGerald, 6th Earl of Desmond. He was the third of the four sons of Richard and Cecily who survived […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 18 March:

In the old Celtic calendar, today is Sheelah’s Day. 1736 – The Irish House of Commons condemns tithe of adjustment on pasturage for dry and barren cattle. 1768 – Death of Laurence Sterne. He was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman, born in Clonmel, Co Tipperary . He is best known for his novels […]

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Today in Irish History – 21 October:

1879 – The Irish National Land League is founded at the Imperial Hotel in Castlebar, Co Mayo by Michael Davitt. Charles Stewart Parnell was elected president of the league. Its primary aim was to provide basic rights for tenant farmers and allow them to purchase the land they worked on. 1803 – Execution of Thomas […]

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