#OTD in 1866 – Birth of Irish revolutionary and patriot, Maud Gonne MacBride, near Farnham, Surrey, England.

Maud Gonne was an Irish revolutionary, suffragette, actress and a romantic muse for William Butler Yeats, as well as the mother to Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Sean MacBride. Maud Gonne was born near Farnham, Surrey, England. She founded the Irish Nationalist group, Inghinidhe na hÉireann (The Daughters of Ireland). She had a relationship with poet, William […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 27 April:

1652 – Oliver Cromwell published a declaration that Irish Wolf Dogs or Irish Wolfhounds were prohibited to be exported and insisted that locals continue to breed sufficient numbers of the mighty hounds to hunt wolves. 1653 – The last major body of Irish Catholic troops under Phillip O’Reilly surrender to the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland […]

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#OTD in 1866 – Birth of Irish revolutionary and patriot, Maud Gonne MacBride, near Farnham, Surrey, England.

Maud Gonne was an Irish revolutionary, suffragette, actress and a romantic muse for William Butler Yeats, as well as the mother to Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Sean MacBride. Maud Gonne was born near Farnham, Surrey, England. She founded the Irish Nationalist group, Inghinidhe na hÉireann (The Daughters of Ireland). She had a relationship with poet, William […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 27 April:

1653 – The last major body of Irish Catholic troops under Phillip O’Reilly surrender to the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland at Cloughoughter in Cavan. End of the Irish Confederate Wars (begun 1641). 1696 – Act ‘for encouraging the linen manufacture of Ireland’: Irish linen gains duty-free access to the British market on this date. 1739 […]

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1865 – Birth of Irish revolutionary and patriot, Maud Gonne MacBride, near Farnham, Surrey, England.

Maud Gonne was an Irish revolutionary, suffragette, actress and a romantic muse for William Butler Yeats, as well as the mother to Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Sean MacBride. Maud Gonne was born near Farnham, Surrey, England. She founded the Irish Nationalist group, Inghinidhe na hÉireann (The Daughters of Ireland). She had a relationship with poet, William […]

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1953 – Irish revolutionary, feminist and actress Maude Gonne MacBride dies in Roebuck, Clonskeagh, Co Dublin.

The daughter of an Irish army officer and his English wife, Maude Gonne converted to republicanism by an eviction she saw during the 1880s, and became a speaker for the Land League. Gonne founded the Nationalist group, Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland), and helped to organise the Irish brigades that fought against the British […]

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Today in Irish History – 27 April:

1653 – The last major body of Irish Catholic troops under Phillip O’Reilly surrender to the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland at Cloughoughter in Cavan. End of the Irish Confederate Wars (begun 1641). 1696 – Act ‘for encouraging the linen manufacture of Ireland’: Irish linen gains duty-free access to the British market on this date. 1739 […]

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