#OTD in Irish History | 24 December:

Christmas Eve (Christianity) and related observances. 1601 – The Battle of Kinsale: Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell are heavily defeated by Mountjoy. 1701 – Captain Thomas Bellew fights a duel with Major-General William Stewart on Christmas Eve – both men’s right hands are disabled as a result of war wounds, and Bellew has served […]

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Christmas in Ireland

The greeting for ‘Happy Christmas’ in Irish is Nollaig Shona Duit or Nollaig Shona Daoibh (plural), the literal translation of this is ‘Happy Christmas to you’. If ‘Nollaig, Shona, Duit/Daoibh’ was literally translated, word for word, into English, it would be “Christmas, happy, to you”. Christmas is also a time for remembering the dead in […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 24 December:

Christmas Eve (Christianity) and related observances. 1601 – The Battle of Kinsale: Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell are heavily defeated by Mountjoy. 1701 – Captain Thomas Bellew fights a duel with Major-General William Stewart on Christmas Eve – both men’s right hands are disabled as a result of war wounds, and Bellew has served […]

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Christmas in Ireland

The greeting for ‘Happy Christmas’ in Irish is Nollaig Shona Duit or Nollaig Shona Daoibh (plural), the literal translation of this is ‘Happy Christmas to you’. If ‘Nollaig, Shona, Duit/Daoibh’ was literally translated, word for word, into English, it would be “Christmas, happy, to you”. Christmas is also a time for remembering the dead in […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 24 December:

Christmas Eve (Christianity) and related observances. 1601 – The Battle of Kinsale: Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell are heavily defeated by Mountjoy. 1701 – Captain Thomas Bellew fights a duel with Major-General William Stewart on Christmas Eve – both men’s right hands are disabled as a result of war wounds, and Bellew has served […]

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Christmas in Ireland

The greeting for ‘Happy Christmas’ in Irish is Nollaig Shona Duit or Nollaig Shona Daoibh (plural), the literal translation of this is ‘Happy Christmas to you’. If ‘Nollaig, Shona, Duit/Daoibh’ was literally translated, word for word, into English, it would be “Christmas, happy, to you”. Christmas is also a time for remembering the dead in […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 24 December:

Christmas Eve (Christianity) and related observances. 1601 – The Battle of Kinsale: Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell are heavily defeated by Mountjoy. 1701 – Captain Thomas Bellew fights a duel with Major-General William Stewart on Christmas Eve – both men’s right hands are disabled as a result of war wounds, and Bellew has served […]

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Christmas in Ireland

The greeting for ‘Happy Christmas’ in Irish is Nollaig Shona Duit or Nollaig Shona Daoibh (plural), the literal translation of this is ‘Happy Christmas to you’. If ‘Nollaig, Shona, Duit/Daoibh’ was literally translated, word for word, into English, it would be “Christmas, happy, to you”. Christmas is also a time for remembering the dead in […]

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Today in Irish History – 24 December:

Christmas Eve (Christianity) and related observances. 1601 – The Battle of Kinsale: Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell are heavily defeated by Mountjoy. 1701 – Captain Thomas Bellew fights a duel with Major-General William Stewart on Christmas Eve – both men’s right hands are disabled as a result of war wounds, and Bellew has served […]

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Christmas in Ireland

The greeting for ‘Happy Christmas’ in Irish is Nollaig Shona Duit or Nollaig Shona Daoibh (plural), the literal translation of this is ‘Happy Christmas to you’. If ‘Nollaig, Shona, Duit/Daoibh’ was literally translated, word for word, into English, it would be “Christmas, happy, to you”. Christmas is also a time for remembering the dead in […]

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