Today in Irish History – 16 May:

587 – St. Brendan the Navigator, early transatlantic voyager, dies. In the liturgical calendar, today is St. Brendan’s Feast Day. 1907 – Birth of Robert Tisdall, gold medalist in the 400 meter hurdles at the 1932 Olympics. 1920 – ‘Soviets’ are proclaimed in 13 Co Limerick creameries, including Knocklong. 1921 – Two IRA men are […]

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1847 – Daniel O’Connell, “The Liberator,” dies in Genoa. His body is returned to Ireland and buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Eighteen years after refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, Daniel O’Connell – The Great Emancipator – dies in Genoa at age 71. O’Connell was the prime mover in attaining Catholic Emancipation – allowing Catholics to sit in Parliament. Daniel O’Connell was born in Cahirciveen, Co Kerry. O’Connell would go on to be one of […]

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1775 – Daniel O’Connell is born in Cahirciveen, County Kerry; known as The Liberator, or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the nineteenth century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation – the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years – and Repeal of the Union between Ireland and Great Britain.

Daniel O’Connell is born in Cahirciveen, Co Kerry. O’Connell would go on to be one of the most important figures in Irish political and Catholic civil rights history. In 1829, the Roman Catholic Daniel O’Connell appeared in the House of Commons to take his seat as newly elected MP for Clare and refused to take […]

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1847 – Daniel O’Connell, “The Liberator,” dies in Genoa. His body is returned to Ireland and buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Eighteen years after refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy, Daniel O’Connell – The Great Emancipator – dies in Genoa at age 71. O’Connell was the prime mover in attaining Catholic Emancipation – allowing Catholics to sit in Parliament. Daniel O’Connell was born in Cahirciveen, Co Kerry. O’Connell would go on to be one of […]

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