1972 – Kathleen Daly Clarke, Irish patriot, dies.

Kathleen Clarke was a member of Cumann na mBan, and one of very few privy to the plans of the Easter Rising in 1916. She was the wife of Tom Clarke and sister to Ned Daly, both of whom would be executed for their part in the Rebellion. She would later become a member of […]

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Today in Irish History – 29 September:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast of St. Michael, the Archangel. 1155 – A proposal for the invasion of Ireland by Henry II is discussed at the Council of Winchester and rejected, though soon after, Henry obtains a papal privilege approving the invasion. 1603 – Rory O’Donnell kisses the king’s hand and is […]

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1878 – Kathleen Daly Clarke, Irish patriot, is born.

Kathleen Clarke, formerly Kathleen Daly from Limerick, liked people to address her by her married name, Mrs Tom Clarke. Her gravestone reads: Chaitlin Ui Chleirigh, Baintreach, Tomáis S UÍ Cléirigh, a básaíodh i mBaile Átha Cliath, Bealtaine 3 1916. [Kathleen Clarke, widow, Thomas S Clarke, died in Dublin, 3 May 1916.] During her long widowhood […]

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Today in Irish History – 11th April:

1603 – In the revolt of the towns, or recusancy revolt, Catholic worship is re-established in Kilkenny and the main Munster towns between this date and 10 May, in the hope that James I will grant religious toleration; Mountjoy marches south and forces the towns to submit. 1700 – Richard Levinge, an Irish MP and […]

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