#OTD in 1831 – A Proctor and 13 Constables are killed by tithe protesters at Carrickshock, Co Kilkenny.

In Ireland, tithes were not introduced until the Synod of Cashel in 1171, and then were confined mainly to areas under Anglo-Norman control. In theory, the revenue from tithe divided into four parts: one for the upkeep of the clergyman, another for Poor Relief, a third for Church Maintenance and Education and the fourth for […]

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The Fenian Claddagh

The most notable variation of Irish Claddagh rings is the Fenian Claddagh ring, which is unique from other Claddaghs in that it has no crown. There are two theories put up explaining the first occurrence of the Claddagh Irish ring. First Theory: Margaret Joyce inherited a huge amount of money from her late husband named […]

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#OTD in 1831 – A Proctor and 13 Constables are killed by tithe protesters at Carrickshock, Co Kilkenny.

In Ireland, tithes were not introduced until the Synod of Cashel in 1171, and then were confined mainly to areas under Anglo-Norman control. In theory, the revenue from tithe divided into four parts: one for the upkeep of the clergyman, another for Poor Relief, a third for Church Maintenance and Education and the fourth for […]

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The Fenian Claddagh

The most notable variation of Irish Claddagh rings is the Fenian Claddagh ring, which is unique from other Claddaghs in that it has no crown. There are two theories put up explaining the first occurrence of the Claddagh Irish ring. First Theory: Margaret Joyce inherited a huge amount of money from her late husband named […]

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#OTD in 1831 – A Proctor and 13 Constables are killed by tithe protesters at Carrickshock, Co Kilkenny.

In Ireland, tithes were not introduced until the Synod of Cashel in 1171, and then were confined mainly to areas under Anglo-Norman control. In theory, the revenue from tithe divided into four parts: one for the upkeep of the clergyman, another for Poor Relief, a third for Church Maintenance and Education and the fourth for […]

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The Fenian Claddagh

The most notable variation of Irish Claddagh rings is the Fenian Claddagh ring, which is unique from other Claddaghs in that it has no crown. There are two theories put up explaining the first occurence of the Claddagh Irish ring. First Theory: Margaret Joyce inherited a huge amount of money from her late husband named […]

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1831 – A Proctor and 13 Constables are killed by tithe protesters at Carrickshock, Co Kilkenny.

In Ireland, tithes were not introduced until the Synod of Cashel in 1171, and then were confined mainly to areas under Anglo-Norman control. In theory, the revenue from tithe divided into four parts: one for the upkeep of the clergyman, another for Poor Relief, a third for Church Maintenance and Education and the fourth for […]

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1831 – A process-server and 13 policemen are killed by tithe protesters at Carrickshock, Co Kilkenny.

In Ireland, tithes were not introduced until the Synod of Cashel in 1171, and then were confined mainly to areas under Anglo-Norman control. In theory, the revenue from tithe divided into four parts: one for the upkeep of the clergyman, another for Poor Relief, a third for Church Maintenance and Education and the fourth for […]

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1936 – Abdication crisis: King Edward VIII’s encumbrance creates opportunity for the Irish Free State as the Dáil passes legislation removing the King from the Constitution.

In 1936, a constitutional crisis in the British Empire arose when King Edward VIII proposed to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite who was divorced from her first husband and was pursuing a divorce of her second. Police detectives following Simpson reported back that, while involved with Edward, she was also involved with a married […]

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