Today in Irish History – 29th April:

1653 – Birth of John Whally, necromancer and charlatan. 1665 – Birth of James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde and an ancestor of Princess Diana. The Dublin-born Irish general becomes one of the most powerful men in the Tory administration, governing England in the early part of the 18th century – from 1710 to 1714. […]

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Today in Irish History – 8th April:

1719 – Birth of Viscount Edmond Pery, speaker of the House of Commons from March 1771 to September 1785. 1805 – Sir William Rowan Hamilton, mathematician and astronomer, is born in Dublin. 1816 – Sir Frederick Burton, painter, is born in Corofin, Co. Clare. 1835 – Jonah Barrington, the Irish Parliament’s leading opponent of the […]

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