#OTD in Irish History – 4 April:

1774 – Death of novelist, playwright and poet, Oliver Goldsmith. 1818 – Birth of soldier, journalist, and writer of boys’ stories, Mayne Reid (pseudonym of Thomas Mayne) in Ballyroney, Co Down. 1838 – The Sirius was a side-wheel wooden-hulled steamship built in 1837 for the London-Cork postal route operated by the Saint George Steam Packet Company. At […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 4 April:

1774 – Death of novelist, playwright and poet, Oliver Goldsmith. 1818 – Birth of soldier, journalist, and writer of boys’ stories, Mayne Reid (pseudonym of Thomas Mayne) in Ballyroney, Co Down. 1838 – The Sirius was a side-wheel wooden-hulled steamship built in 1837 for the London-Cork postal route operated by the Saint George Steam Packet Company. At […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 4 April:

1774 – Death of novelist, playwright and poet, Oliver Goldsmith. 1818 – Mayne Reid, pseudonym of Thomas Mayne; soldier, journalist, and writer of boys’ stories, was born in Ballyroney, Co Down. 1893 – Birth of Richard ‘Dick’ McKee at Phibsborough Road in Dublin. He was a prominent member of the IRA. He was also friend […]

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Today in Irish History – 4 April:

1774 – Death of novelist, playwright and poet, Oliver Goldsmith. 1818 – Mayne Reid, pseudonym of Thomas Mayne; soldier, journalist, and writer of boys’ stories, is born in Ballyroney, Co Down. 1893 – Birth of Richard “Dick” McKee at Phibsborough Road in Dublin. He was a prominent member of the IRA. He was also friend […]

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Today in Irish History – 4 April:

1774 – Death of Oliver Goldsmith. 1818 – Mayne Reid, pseudonym of Thomas Mayne; soldier, journalist, and writer of boys’ stories, is born in Ballyroney, Co Down. 1922 – Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) stages its final parade in Dublin before its formal disbandment. 1932 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Too True to be Good” premieres in […]

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