#OTD in Irish History – 17 January:

1649 – Marquis of Ormond James Butler and the confederates sign a peace treaty which grants toleration for Catholics in exchange for troops.   1814 – One of the earliest references to ‘Irish Stew’ is in ‘The Devil’s Drive: An unfinished Rhapsody’ by Lord Byron: “The Devil return’d to hell by two, And he stay’d […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 28 March:

1646 – Peace between the confederates and James Butler, the Marquis of Ormond and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, leads to a split within the confederation, i.e. between confederates and royalists. 1719 – John Cairnes, son of David Cairnes, former MP for the city of Derry, was killed in a duel in Newcastle, England. 1772 – […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 17 January:

1649 – Marquis of Ormond James Butler and the confederates sign a peace treaty which grants toleration for Catholics in exchange for troops. 1814 – One of the earliest references to ‘Irish Stew’ is in ‘The Devil’s Drive: An unfinished Rhapsody’ by Lord Byron: “The Devil return’d to hell by two, And he stay’d at […]

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Today in Irish History – 17 January:

1649 – Marquis of Ormond James Butler and the confederates sign a peace treaty which grants toleration for Catholics in exchange for troops. 1815 – Marie-Louise O’Murphy, famous courtesan, dies in Paris. The family of Marie-Louise O’Murphy was of Irish origin, settled in Normandy recently. The presence of her paternal grandfather Daniel Murphy is attested […]

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Today in Irish History – 17 January:

1649 – Marquis of Ormond James Butler and the confederates sign a peace treaty which grants toleration for Catholics in exchange for troops. 1815 – Marie-Louise O’Morphi, famous courtesan, dies in Paris. 1820 – Birth of Anne Brontë. She was a novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. Anne’s father, Patrick […]

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Today in Irish History – 27 March:

In the Liturgical calendar, it is the Feast Day of St. Suairlech, Bishop of Fore, Co of Westmeath. 1174 – Death of St. Gelasius of Armagh B (AC) (Also known as Giolla Iosa, Gioua-Mac-Liag) Son of the Irish poet Diarmaid, Saint Gelasius (meaning `servant of Jesus’) was the learned abbot of Derry for 16 years. […]

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Today in Irish History – 17 January:

1649 – Marquis of Ormond James Butler and the confederates sign a peace treaty which grants toleration for Catholics in exchange for troops. 1815 – Marie-Louise O’Morphi, famous courtesan, dies in Paris. 1820 – Birth of Anne Brontë. She was a novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. Anne’s father, Patrick […]

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Today in Irish History – 27th March:

Feast Day of St. Suairlech, Bishop of Fore, County of Westmeath. 1174 – Death of St. Gelasius of Armagh B (AC) (Also known as Giolla Iosa, Gioua-Mac-Liag) Son of the Irish poet Diarmaid, Saint Gelasius (meaning `servant of Jesus’) was the learned abbot of Derry for 16 years. He was consecrated bishop of Armagh c. […]

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