#OTD in 1918 – Seventy-three Sinn Féin prisoners are shipped to Britain, after being arrested on 17 May by police and military authorities.

The arrests caused a public sensation; newspapers were snapped up by those eager for details of what happened. It is understood that twenty-four of the arrests took place in Dublin, the most recent of them involving Maud Gonne MacBride, who was seized while returning from a visit to George Russell. Also in Dublin, the Sinn […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 25 December:

Christmas Day is one of the four Irish Quarter days. 1185 – Around Christmas, a crown that Henry had sought from the papacy for John’s use as king of Ireland is delivered, but will never be used. 1351 – William Ó Ceallaigh, chief of Uí Mhaine, holds a great Christmas feast for the bards of […]

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#OTD in 1918 – Seventy-three Sinn Féin prisoners are shipped to Britain, after being arrested on 17 May by police and military authorities.

The arrests caused a public sensation; newspapers were snapped up by those eager for details of what happened. It is understood that twenty-four of the arrests took place in Dublin, the most recent of them involving Maud Gonne MacBride, who was seized while returning from a visit to George Russell. Also in Dublin, the Sinn […]

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Today in Irish History – 25 December:

Christmas Day is one of the four Irish Quarter days. 1185 – Around Christmas, a crown that Henry had sought from the papacy for John’s use as king of Ireland is delivered, but will never be used. 1351 – William Ó Ceallaigh, chief of Uí Mhaine, holds a great Christmas feast for the bards of […]

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Today in Irish History – 25 December:

Christmas Day is one of the four Irish Quarter days. 1185 – Around Christmas, a crown that Henry had sought from the papacy for John’s use as king of Ireland is delivered, but will never be used. 1351 – William Ó Ceallaigh, chief of Uí Mhaine, holds a great Christmas feast for the bards of […]

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