1851 – John Dillon, Nationalist politician, is born in Blackrock, Co Dublin.

John Dillon served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for over 35 years and was the last leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party. By political disposition Dillon was an advocate of Irish nationalism, originally a follower of Charles Stewart Parnell, supporting land reform and Irish Home Rule. He became a leading land reform agitator as […]

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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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