#OTD in Irish History – 21 May:

1639 – Lord Deputy Thomas Wentworth imposes the Black Oath of loyalty to Charles I on all Ulster Scots over the age of 16. 1745 – Count Daniel O’Connell, a soldier in French and British services, is born in Derrynane, Co Kerry. 1799 – Bill of Union (later the Act of Union) introduced in Irish […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 8 November:

1847 – Birth of author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, in Dublin. 1887 – Birth of Sir Arnold Bax, composer, writer and Hibernophile. 1901 – Death of James Agnew. Born in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, he was an Australian politician, who was Premier of Tasmania from 1886 to 1887. 1920 – An IRA column mounted an ambush […]

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Today in Irish History – 8 November:

1847 – Birth in Dublin of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. 1887 – Birth of Sir Arnold Bax, composer, writer and Hibernophile. 1920 – Anglo Irish Treaty Negotiations: British Prime Minister Lloyd George suggests the idea of a boundary commission to the Irish delegation to determine the boundary of Northern Ireland. 1920 – An IRA […]

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Today in Irish History – 8 November:

1847 – Birth in Dublin of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. 1887 – Birth of Sir Arnold Bax, composer, writer and Hibernophile. 1920 – Anglo Irish Treaty Negotiations: British Prime Minister Lloyd George suggests the idea of a boundary commission to the Irish delegation to determine the boundary of Northern Ireland. 1920 – An IRA […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 7 November:

1366 – Lionel of Clarence, third son of Edward III and king’s lieutenant in Ireland, leaves the country. 1730 – The Danish East India Company ship, Golden Lyon, is stranded near Ballyheige, Co. Kerry. 1771 – Funeral of Charles Lucas in Dublin attracts ‘the most numerous crowds of people ever known in this Kingdom’. 1791 […]

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Today in Irish History – 12 September:

In the liturgical calendar, it is the feast day of St. Ailbe, Bishop of Emly, Tipperary. Mexico – Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion. 1653 – Ireland and Scotland are represented by six and five members respectively in the ‘Barebones’ parliament which is in effect from 4 July to this date. […]

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Today in Irish History – 30 August:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of Saint Fiacre (Irish: Fiachra; Latin: Fiachrius). He was born in Ireland in the seventh century. Fiachra is an ancient pre-Christian name from Ireland. The meaning is uncertain, but the name may mean “battle king”, or it may be a derivative of the word fiach “raven”. […]

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