#OTD in Irish History – 20 January:

In the Liturgical Calendar, today is the Feast Day of St Manchán mac Silláin, Manchianus in Latin sources, is the name of an early Irish saint, patron of Liath Mancháin, now Lemanaghan, in Co Offaly. He is not to be confused with the scholar Manchán or Manchéne, abbot of Min Droichit (Co. Offaly). There are […]

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#OTD in 1974 – Radar Beacon was added to Hook Lighthouse, Co Wexford.

St Dubhán wanted a spot of peace and quiet, however, no sooner had he founded his secluded cell on Hook Head, Co Wexford, in the 5th century, that travellers started using his fire as a beacon, and insisting he keep it lit. And so was established Hook Lighthouse, the oldest in the world. The current […]

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Today in Irish History – 20 January:

In the Liturgical Calendar, today is the Feast Day of St Manchán mac Silláin, Manchianus in Latin sources, is the name of an early Irish saint, patron of Liath Mancháin, now Lemanaghan, in Co Offaly. He is not to be confused with the scholar Manchán or Manchéne, abbot of Min Droichit (Co. Offaly). There are […]

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1974 – Radar beacon was added to Hook Lighthouse, Co Wexford.

St Dubhán wanted a spot of peace and quiet, however, no sooner had he founded his secluded cell on Hook Head, Co Wexford, in the 5th century, that travellers started using his fire as a beacon, and insisting he keep it lit. And so was established Hook Lighthouse, the oldest in the world. The current […]

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Today in Irish History – 20 January:

1621 – Patents are granted for plantations in parts of Leitrim, King’s County, Queen’s County and Westmeath. 1841 – James Armour, Presbyterian minister and political activist is born in Ballymoney, Co Antrim. 1902 – Kevin Barry, medical student and nationalist revolutionary, is born in Dublin. 1902 – In the House of Commons, John Redmond criticizes […]

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