#OTD in Irish History – 1 April (Aibreán):

Easter also called Pascha (Greek, Latin), Cásca (Irish) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c 30 AD. April Fools’ Day is celebrated all around the world on […]

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#OTD in 1844 – April Fool’s Day – The Train to Drogheda.

During the final week of March, 1844, placards appeared around Dublin advertising a free train ride on 1st April to all who desired it, transporting passengers to the town of Drogheda and back. Early on the first of April a large crowd gathered at the station. As a train approached, the crowd surged forward, eager […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 1 April (Aibreán):

April Fools’ Day is celebrated all around the world on the 1 April of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, 1 April is not a national holiday, but is widely recognised and celebrated as a day where everyone plays all kinds of jokes and foolishness. In the Liturgical calendar it is the […]

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Today in Irish History – 1 April:

April Fools’ Day is celebrated all around the world on the 1st April of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, 1 April is not a national holiday, but is widely recognised and celebrated as a day where everyone plays all kinds of jokes and foolishness. In the Liturgical calendar it is the […]

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Today in Irish History – 1 April:

April Fools’ Day is celebrated all around the world on the 1st April of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, 1 April is not a national holiday, but is widely recognised and celebrated as a day where everyone plays all kinds of jokes and foolishness. In the Liturgical calendar it is the […]

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Today in Irish History – 1st April:

April Fools’ Day is celebrated all around the world on the 1st April of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, 1 April is not a national holiday, but is widely recognised and celebrated as a day where everyone plays all kinds of jokes and foolishness. 1329 – From April onwards there are […]

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