#OTD in 1798 – Lord Edward Fitzgerald dies at Newgate prison from wounds sustained in the course of his arrest.

FitzGerald was one of the leading instigators of the 1798 Rebellion. Like many of his rebel colleagues, he came from a privileged background. He was the son of the Duke of Leinster and fought with the British army in the American Revolutionary War. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of Eutaw Springs on 8 […]

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#OTD in 1771 – Birth in Dublin of Thomas Reynolds, United Irishman whose information enabled authorities to arrest Leinster Committee in 1798.

Thomas Reynolds was a United Irishman whose information enabled authorities to arrest Leinster Committee in 1798. It was as a direct result of a crucial meeting at Frescati on 24 February 1798, that Lord Edward Fitzgerald’s revolutionary plans were betrayed by Thomas Reynolds. By March 1798, the United Irishmen had been infiltrated by spies. At […]

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#OTD in 1798 – Lord Edward Fitzgerald dies at Newgate prison from wounds sustained in the course of his arrest.

FitzGerald was one of the leading instigators of the 1798 Rebellion. Like many of his rebel colleagues, he came from a privileged background. He was the son of the Duke of Leinster and fought with the British army in the American Revolutionary War. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of Eutaw Springs on 8 […]

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#OTD in 1771 – Birth in Dublin of Thomas Reynolds, United Irishman whose information enabled authorities to arrest the Leinster Committee in 1798.

Thomas Reynolds was a United Irishman whose information enabled authorities to arrest Leinster Committee in 1798. It was as a direct result of a crucial meeting at Frescati on 24 February 1798, that Lord Edward Fitzgerald’s revolutionary plans were betrayed by Thomas Reynolds. By March 1798, the United Irishmen had been infiltrated by spies. At […]

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#OTD in 1798 – Lord Edward Fitzgerald dies at Newgate prison from wounds sustained in the course of his arrest.

FitzGerald was one of the leading instigators of the 1798 Rebellion. Like many of his rebel colleagues, he came from a privileged background. He was the son of the Duke of Leinster and fought with the British army in the American Revolutionary War. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of Eutaw Springs on 8 […]

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1798 – Lord Edward FitzGerald dies at Newgate prison from wounds sustained in the course of his arrest.

FitzGerald was one of the leading instigators of the 1798 Rebellion. Like many of his rebel colleagues, he came from a privileged background. He was the son of the Duke of Leinster and fought with the British army in the American Revolutionary War. He was seriously wounded at the Battle of Eutaw Springs on 8 […]

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1798 – Lord Edward Fitzgerald dies at Newgate prison from wounds sustained in the course of his arrest.

Fitzgerald was one of the leading instigators of the ’98 Rebellion. Like many of his rebel colleagues, he came from a privileged background. He was the son of the Duke of Leinster and fought with the British army in the American Revolutionary War. Influenced by the French Revolution, he determined that Ireland should be free […]

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1798 – Lord Edward Fitzgerald dies at Newgate prison from wounds sustained in the course of his arrest.

Fitzgerald was one of the leading instigators of the ’98 Rebellion. Like many of his rebel colleagues, he came from a privileged background. He was the son of the Duke of Leinster and fought with the British army in the American Revolutionary War. Influenced by the French Revolution, he determined that Ireland should be free […]

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Today in Irish History – 4th June:

In the liturgical calendar, 4 June is the feast day of St. Cronan the Tanner, a disciple of St. Kevin of Glendalough. It is also the feast day of St. Berriona, an Irish woman “who lived a holy life in Cornwall”. 1487 – Thomas FitzGerald, Kildare’s brother, accompanies Simnel’s army of German mercenaries and some […]

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Today in Irish History – 19th May:

1660 – An Act by the British Parliament forbids the export of Irish wool. 1710 – John Forster is unanimously elected Speaker of the House of Commons, replacing Alan Brodrick. 1769 – Just ten years after Guinness is first brewed in St. James Gate, Dublin, the beautiful magic brew is first exported from Ireland. Six […]

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