#OTD in Irish History | 18 August:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of St Fiacre of Breuil. He was a Catholic priest, abbot, hermit, and gardener of the seventh century who was famous for his sanctity and skill in curing infirmities. He emigrated from his native Ireland to France, where he constructed for himself a hermitage together with […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 18 August:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of St Fiacre of Breuil. He was a Catholic priest, abbot, hermit, and gardener of the seventh century who was famous for his sanctity and skill in curing infirmities. He emigrated from his native Ireland to France, where he constructed for himself a hermitage together with […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 18 August:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of St Fiacre of Breuil. He was a Catholic priest, abbot, hermit, and gardener of the seventh century who was famous for his sanctity and skill in curing infirmities. He emigrated from his native Ireland to France, where he constructed for himself a hermitage together with […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 18 August:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of St Fiacre of Breuil. He was a Catholic priest, abbot, hermit, and gardener of the seventh century who was famous for his sanctity and skill in curing infirmities. He emigrated from his native Ireland to France, where he constructed for himself a hermitage together with […]

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#OTD in 1994 – Death of prominent criminal, Martin Cahill.

Cahill generated a certain notoriety in the media, which referred to him by the sobriquet “The General”. The name was also used by the media to discuss Cahill’s activities while avoiding legal problems with libel. During his lifetime, Cahill took particular care to hide his face from the media; he would spread the fingers of […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 18 August:

1579 – Death of rebel leader, James Fitzgerald. He was a member of the 16th century ruling Geraldine dynasty in the province of Munster. He rebelled against the crown of Queen Elizabeth I in response to the onset of the Tudor conquest of Ireland. FitzMaurice was one of the first Irish leaders to use the […]

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1994 – Death of Martin Cahill, a prominent criminal from Dublin. Cahill generated a certain notoriety in the media, which referred to him by the sobriquet “The General”.

Cahill generated a certain notoriety in the media, which referred to him by the sobriquet “The General”. The name was also used by the media to discuss Cahill’s activities while avoiding legal problems with libel. During his lifetime, Cahill took particular care to hide his face from the media; he would spread the fingers of […]

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Today in Irish History – 18 August:

1579 – Death of James Fitzgerald, rebel leader. 1728 – James Caulfeild, 4th Viscount and 1st Earl of Charlemont; soldier and nationalist, is born in Dublin. 1814 – Birth of David Moriarty, Catholic Bishop of Kerry and opponent of nationalism, in Kilcarah, Co Kerry. 1886 – Speech by John E. Redmond at the Irish National […]

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