Kilmorna House, Co Kerry

Oh Mother Ireland, dry your tears Be ever full of cheer, Pray for those noble volunteers Who fought to set you free. When freedom comes to Ireland’s sons Brave Irishmen will say “Lay down your guns, the fight is won At the dawning of the day” The months of April and May, 1921 saw a […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 12 May:

563 – St Columcille establishes a community on Iona. 1641 – Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland and Earl of Stafford is beheaded. From 1632–39 he was Lord Deputy of Ireland, where he established a strong authoritarian rule. Recalled to England, he became a leading advisor to the king, attempting to strengthen the royal position […]

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Kilmorna House, Co Kerry

Oh Mother Ireland, dry your tears Be ever full of cheer, Pray for those noble volunteers Who fought to set you free. When freedom comes to Ireland’s sons Brave Irishmen will say “Lay down your guns, the fight is won At the dawning of the day” The months of April and May, 1921 saw a […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 12 May:

563 – St Columcille establishes a community on Iona. 1641 – Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland and Earl of Stafford is beheaded. From 1632–39 he was Lord Deputy of Ireland, where he established a strong authoritarian rule. Recalled to England, he became a leading advisor to the king, attempting to strengthen the royal position […]

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Kilmorna House, Co Kerry

Oh Mother Ireland, dry your tears Be ever full of cheer, Pray for those noble volunteers Who fought to set you free. When freedom comes to Ireland’s sons Brave Irishmen will say “Lay down your guns, the fight is won At the dawning of the day” The months of April and May, 1921 saw a […]

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Today in Irish History – 12 May:

563 – St Columcille establishes a community on Iona. 1641 – Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland and Earl of Stafford is beheaded. From 1632–39 he was Lord Deputy of Ireland, where he established a strong authoritarian rule. Recalled to England, he became a leading advisor to the king, attempting to strengthen the royal position […]

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Today in Irish History – 12th May:

563 – St Columcille establishes a community on Iona. 1641 – Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland and Earl of Stafford is beheaded. 1751 – Archibald Hamilton Rowan, nationalist and United Irishman, is born in London. 1784 – J.S. Knowles, dramatist and Baptist preacher, is born in Cork. 1806 – James Shields, US army general […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 13 April:

1593 – Birth of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland. 1722 – Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies. 1728 – Samuel Molyneux, former MP for the University of Dublin and son of the writer William Molyneux, collapses in the British House of Commons and dies on this date, aged 38. 1780 – Alexander Mitchell, civil […]

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