#OTD in Irish History – 22 May:

1748 – Birth of landscape painter, Thomas Roberts in Co Waterford. 1805 – Michael Doheny, poet and Young Irelander, is born near Fethard, Co Tipperary. 1849 – Novelist, Maria Edgeworth, dies in Mostrim, Co Longford. She is laid to rest in a vault at Edgeworthstown Church. Even though in her late seventies, she worked strenuously […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 22 May:

1748 – Birth of landscape painter, Thomas Roberts in Co Waterford. 1805 – Michael Doheny, poet and Young Irelander, is born near Fethard, Co Tipperary. 1849 – Novelist, Maria Edgeworth, dies in Mostrim, Co Longford. She is laid to rest in a vault at Edgeworthstown Church. Even though in her late seventies, she worked strenuously […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 22 May:

1805 – Michael Doheny, poet and Young Irelander, is born near Fethard, Co Tipperary. 1849 – Novelist, Maria Edgeworth, dies in Mostrim, Co Longford. She is laid to rest in a vault at Edgeworthstown Church. The Great Hunger which decimates the people she loves mars her last years. Even though in her late seventies, she […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 22 May:

1805 – Michael Doheny, poet and Young Irelander, is born near Fethard, Co. Tipperary. 1849 – Novelist, Maria Edgeworth, dies in Mostrim, Co. Longford. She is laid to rest in a vault at Edgeworthstown Church. The Great Famine which decimates the people she loves mars her last years. Even though in her late seventies, she […]

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Early Myths and Legends

Another, parallel, version of the early history of Ireland comes from the ‘Book of Invasions’ a collection of myths, legends and beliefs gathered together by Christian historians around AD 1100, although it is clearly part of a much earlier tradition. This collection tells of giants, of supernatural peoples, of great battles, of sorcerers, of gods […]

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