#OTD in Irish History – 31 August:

In the Liturgical calendar, it is the Feast day of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, the Apostle of Northumbria. He was the founder and first bishop of the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne in England. A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. Aidan is the anglicized form of the original Old […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 7 April:

AD 30 – A favourite exhibit in Dublin’s National Museum is the 12th Century Cross of Cong. The True Cross that was brought to Ireland and displayed in different places around the country. The cross is so-called because it was kept in the Augustinian Friary at Cong, Co Mayo, for centuries. It was made to enshrine […]

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“Memories Set In Stone” © Mac 2017. All Rights Reserved.

“Memories Set In Stone” © Mac 2017. All Rights Reserved. Meals and memories were made here. This little house has seen love year after year. The years have seen love, laughter, the odd fight And, of course, many a late nite, With the whiskey flowing the craic always going. There was music played and many […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 31 August:

In the Liturgical calendar, it is the Feast day of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, the Apostle of Northumbria. He was the founder and first bishop of the monastery on the island of Lindisfarne in England. A Christian missionary, he is credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. Aidan is the anglicized form of the original Old […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 7 April:

1720 – The Declatory Act defines the right of the British Parliament to legislate for Ireland and denies the appellate jurisdiction of the Irish House of Lords. 1776 – Wexford born Navy Captain John Barry, commander of the American warship Lexington, captures the British warship HMS Edward off the coast of Virginia. 1801 – The […]

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