#OTD in Irish History – 1 March (Márta):

1703 – Birth of Philip Tisdall, politician and Attorney General noted for his lavish hospitality. 1726 – Abraham Shackleton, a Quaker, opens a school at Ballitore, Co Kildare. Edmund Burke will later be a pupil. 1794 – Statutes of Dublin University amended to allow Catholics to take degrees. 1832 – Robert James Graves was a […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 1 March (Márta):

1703 – Birth of Philip Tisdall, politician and Attorney General noted for his lavish hospitality. 1726 – Abraham Shackleton, a Quaker, opens a school at Ballitore, Co Kildare. Edmund Burke will later be a pupil. 1794 – Statutes of Dublin University amended to allow Catholics to take degrees. 1832 – Robert James Graves was a […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 1 March (Márta):

1703 – Birth of Philip Tisdall, politician and Attorney General noted for his lavish hospitality. 1726 – Abraham Shackleton, a Quaker, opens a school at Ballitore, Co Kildare. Edmund Burke will later be a pupil. 1794 – Statutes of Dublin University amended to allow Catholics to take degrees. 1832 – Robert James Graves was a […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 1 March (Márta):

In the liturgical calendar, today starts the beginning of Lent, a solemn religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, on Easter Sunday. 1703 – Birth of Philip Tisdall, politician and Attorney General noted for his lavish hospitality. 1726 – Abraham Shackleton, a Quaker, opens a school at Ballitore, Co […]

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Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)

Today before the start of the Lenten fast, commonly known as ‘Pancake Tuesday’, (Shrove Tuesday) is a time when many still engage in the archaic practice of making, tossing and eating mountains of pancakes. Over-indulgence is expected, if not demanded, and children will come into school on Ash Wednesday boasting of their pancake-eating feats. Generally, […]

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Pancake Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday)

Today before the start of the Lenten fast, commonly known as ‘Pancake Tuesday’, (Shrove Tuesday) is a time when many still engage in the archaic practice of making, tossing and eating mountains of pancakes. Over-indulgence is expected, if not demanded, and children will come into school on Ash Wednesday boasting of their pancake-eating feats. Generally, […]

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