Today in Irish History – 20 April:

1176 – Richard Fitzgilbert de Clare known as Strongbow, Anglo-Norman lord, dies in Dublin. Strongbow came from England to Ireland at the urging of Diarmait Mac Murchadha. Diarmait was the King of Leinster who had fled to Britain. He left his kingdom because he backed the losing contender for the high kingship of Ireland. 1608 […]

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