#OTD in Irish History – 26 March:

1787 – The Tumultuous Risings Act imposed penalties for rioting and for interference with the collection of tithes. 1838 – William Edward Hartpole Lecky, historian and philosopher, was born in Blackrock, Co Dublin. 1854 – Harry Furniss, caricaturist, was born in Wexford. 1856 – Birth of New Zealand statesman and Prime Minister from 1912 to […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 23 November:

In the Liturgical Calendar today is the Feast Day of St Columbanus. 1074 – Donatus (or Dunan), the first Bishop of Dublin, dies and is buried in Christ Church Cathedral. Patrick, his successor, is sent to Canterbury for consecration. 1499 – Death of Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne during the reign of King […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 26 March:

1787 – The Tumultuous Risings Act imposed penalties for rioting and for interference with the collection of tithes. 1838 – William Edward Hartpole Lecky, historian and philosopher, was born in Blackrock, Co Dublin. 1854 – Harry Furniss, caricaturist, was born in Wexford. 1856 – Birth of New Zealand statesman and Prime Minister from 1912 to […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 23 November:

In the Liturgical Calendar today is the Feast Day of St Columbanus. 1074 – Donatus (or Dunan), the first Bishop of Dublin, dies and is buried in Christ Church Cathedral. Patrick, his successor, is sent to Canterbury for consecration. 1499 – Death of Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne during the reign of King […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 26 March:

In Ireland, like in the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) is held on the fourth Sunday in Lent, in other words, three weeks before Easter Sunday, usually during the second half of March or at the beginning of April. 1787 – The Tumultuous Risings Act imposed penalties for rioting and for interference with the […]

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Today in Irish History – 23 November:

In the Liturgical Calendar today is the Feast Day of St Columbanus. 1074 – Donatus (or Dunan), the first Bishop of Dublin, dies and is buried in Christ Church Cathedral. Patrick, his successor, is sent to Canterbury for consecration. 1499 – Death of Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne during the reign of King […]

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Today in Irish History – 26 March:

1787 – The Tumultuous Risings Act imposes penalties for rioting and for interference with the collection of tithes. 1838 – William Edward Hartpole Lecky, historian and philosopher, is born in Blackrock, Co Dublin. 1854 – Harry Furniss, caricaturist, is born in Wexford. 1856 – William Massey, New Zealand statesman and Prime Minister from 1912 to […]

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Today in Irish History – 23 November:

In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast day of St. Columbanus. 1074 – Donatus (or Dunan), the first Bishop of Dublin, dies and is buried in Christ Church Cathedral. Patrick, his successor, is sent to Canterbury for consecration. 1702 – Birth of Sir Richard Cox, politician and pamphleteer. 1810 – Birth of Margaret Aylward […]

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Today in Irish History – 26 March:

1787 – The Tumultuous Risings Act imposes penalties for rioting and for interference with the collection of tithes. 1838 – William Edward Hartpole Lecky, historian and philosopher, is born in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. 1854 – Harry Furniss, caricaturist, is born in Wexford. 1856 – William Massey, New Zealand statesman and Prime Minister from 1912 to […]

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Today in Irish History – 23 November:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of St. Columbanus. 1074 – Donatus (or Dunan), the first Bishop of Dublin, dies and is buried in Christ Church Cathedral. Patrick, his successor, is sent to Canterbury for consecration. (Some records say he died on May 6). 1702 – Birth of Sir Richard Cox, politician […]

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