Today in Irish History – 6th June:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of Saint Iarlaithe mac Loga, also known as Jarlath, first Abbot-Bishop of Tuam, an Irish priest and scholar from Connacht, remembered as the founder of the monastic School of Tuam and patron saint of the Archdiocese of Tuam. 1333 – William de Burgh, Earl of Ulster […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 22 May:

1805 – Michael Doheny, poet and Young Irelander, is born near Fethard, Co. Tipperary. 1849 – Novelist, Maria Edgeworth, dies in Mostrim, Co. Longford. She is laid to rest in a vault at Edgeworthstown Church. The Great Famine which decimates the people she loves mars her last years. Even though in her late seventies, she […]

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