#OTD in Irish History – 24 April:

1718 – Birth of portrait painter, Nathaniel Hone, in Dublin. 1764 – Birth of Thomas Emmet, nationalist and brother of Robert Emmet, in Dublin. 1857 – William Thompson, journalist, is born in Derry. 1885 – Birth of athlete, Con Walsh, in Carriganimma, He represented Canada at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 24 April:

1718 – Birth of portrait painter, Nathaniel Hone, in Dublin. 1764 – Birth of Thomas Emmet, nationalist and brother of Robert Emmet, in Dublin. 1857 – William Thompson, journalist, is born in Derry. 1885 – Birth of athlete, Con Walsh, in Carriganimma, He represented Canada at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 24 April:

1718 – Birth of portrait painter, Nathaniel Hone, in Dublin. 1764 – Birth of Thomas Emmet, nationalist and brother of Robert Emmet, in Dublin. 1857 – William Thompson, journalist, is born in Derry. 1885 – Birth of athlete, Con Walsh, in Carriganimma, He represented Canada at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 24 April:

Flag Day 1718 – Birth of portrait painter, Nathaniel Hone, in Dublin. 1764 – Birth of Thomas Emmet, nationalist and brother of Robert Emmet, in Dublin. 1857 – William Thompson, journalist, is born in Derry. 1885 – Birth of athlete, Con Walsh, in Carriganimma, He represented Canada at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He won a […]

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‘Michael Collins’ – Johnny McEvoy

The curlew stood silent and unseen In the long damp grass And he looked down on the road below him That wound its way through Beal Na mBlath And he heard the young men shouting and cursing Running backwards and forwards Dodging and weaving and ducking the bullets That rained down on them From the […]

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Today in Irish History – 24 April:

1596 – Pacificatie of Ireland drawn. 1718 – Nathaniel Hone, portrait painter, is born in Dublin. 1764 – Thomas Emmet, nationalist and brother of Robert Emmet, is born in Dublin. 1857 – William Thompson, journalist, is born in Derry. 1903 – Death of impressionist landscape and portrait painter, Walter Frederick Osborne. Born in Rathmines, Dublin, […]

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