#OTD in Irish History – 4 June:

In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast day of St Cornelius also known as Conchobar mac Meic Con Caille, Archbishop of Armagh. He entered the Augustinians at Armagh in 1140, before being made abbot in 1151. Later in 1174, Cornelius was consecrated bishop. Cornelius died on his return from a pilgrimage from Rome in […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 4 June:

In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast day of St Cornelius also known as Conchobar mac Meic Con Caille, Archbishop of Armagh. He entered the Augustinians at Armagh in 1140, before being made abbot in 1151. Later in 1174, Cornelius was consecrated bishop. Cornelius died on his return from a pilgrimage from Rome in […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 5 January:

1826 – Separate Irish currency is abolished and replaced by sterling. 1871 – Thirty Fenian prisoners are released by the British in a general amnesty. The British government released the Fenians on condition that they exile themselves to the country of their choice and not return until their sentences had expired. Five cellmates chose to […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 4 June:

In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast day of St Cornelius also known as Conchobar mac Meic Con Caille, Archbishop of Armagh. He entered the Augustinians at Armagh in 1140, before being made abbot in 1151. Later in 1174, Cornelius was consecrated bishop. Cornelius died on his return from a pilgrimage from Rome in […]

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Today in Irish History – 5 January:

1826 – Separate Irish currency is abolished and replaced by sterling. 1871 – Thirty Fenian prisoners are released by the British in a general amnesty. The British government released the Fenians on condition that they exile themselves to the country of their choice and not return until their sentences had expired. Five cellmates chose to […]

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Today in Irish History – 4 June:

In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast day of St Cornelius also known as Conchobar mac Meic Con Caille, Archbishop of Armagh. He entered the Augustinians at Armagh in 1140, before being made abbot in 1151. Later in 1174, Cornelius was consecrated bishop. Cornelius died on his return from a pilgrimage from Rome in […]

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Today in Irish History – 5 January:

1826 – Separate Irish currency is abolished and replaced by sterling. 1871 – Thirty-three Fenian prisoners, including Devoy, Rossa, O’Leary and Luby, are released by the British in a general amnesty. 1881 – The trial of the Land Leaguers begins. 1885 – Hugh O’Brien is sworn in as Boston’s first Irish mayor. 1900 – Irish […]

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Today in Irish History – 4 June:

In the liturgical calendar, 4 June is the feast day of St. Cronan the Tanner, a disciple of St. Kevin of Glendalough. It is also the feast day of St. Berriona, an Irish woman “who lived a holy life in Cornwall”. 1487 – Thomas FitzGerald, Kildare’s brother, accompanies Simnel’s army of German mercenaries and some […]

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