Today in Irish History – 25 September:

Feast day of Saint Finbarr. (c. 550-c. 620) was Bishop of Cork in the 6th century and patron saint for the city and Diocese of Cork. Possibly born near Bandon, and originally named “Lochan,” he is said to have studied in County Kilkenny where he was renamed “Fionnbharr” (Fairhead in Irish) for the color of […]

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Today in Irish History – 14 September:

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense). 1607 – Hugh O’Neill, Ruari O’Donnell and other chiefs of […]

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Today in Irish History – 22 August:

565 – St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. 1755 – Birth of General Jean Joseph Amable Humbert. He was a French soldier, a participant in the French Revolution, who led a failed invasion of Ireland to assist Irish rebels in 1798. 1791 – Theobald Wolfe Tone publishes “An argument on behalf […]

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