#OTD in Irish History – 12 March:

1295 – Richard de Burgh is released by the council in parliament at Kilkenny. 1672 – Sir Richard Steele (baptised on this dated, birthdate unknown) in Dublin. He was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. 1685 – George Berkeley, philosopher, physicist, mathematician, Dean […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 24 December:

Christmas Eve (Christianity) and related observances. 1601 – The Battle of Kinsale: Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell are heavily defeated by Mountjoy. 1701 – Captain Thomas Bellew fights a duel with Major-General William Stewart on Christmas Eve – both men’s right hands are disabled as a result of war wounds, and Bellew has served […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 12 March:

1295 – Richard de Burgh is released by the council in parliament at Kilkenny. 1672 – Sir Richard Steele (baptised on this dated, birthdate unknown) in Dublin. He was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. 1685 – George Berkeley, philosopher, physicist, mathematician, Dean […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 24 December:

Christmas Eve (Christianity) and related observances. 1601 – The Battle of Kinsale: Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell are heavily defeated by Mountjoy. 1701 – Captain Thomas Bellew fights a duel with Major-General William Stewart on Christmas Eve – both men’s right hands are disabled as a result of war wounds, and Bellew has served […]

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Today in Irish History – 24 December:

Christmas Eve (Christianity) and related observances. 1601 – The Battle of Kinsale: Hugh O’Neill and Red Hugh O’Donnell are heavily defeated by Mountjoy. 1701 – Captain Thomas Bellew fights a duel with Major-General William Stewart on Christmas Eve – both men’s right hands are disabled as a result of war wounds, and Bellew has served […]

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‘An American’s Dream’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved.

‘An American’s Dream’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved. “Let me share with you my wonderful dream, of a place far away called the island of green. How a coach and fine horses took me o’er the sea, in a flight to the land of our fathers. I saw Errigal mountain look down on […]

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Today in Irish History – 12 December:

1803 – Birth in Limerick of writer Gerald Griffin. 1881 – Birth in Cork of James O’Flynn, also known as ‘Father O’Flynn of the Loft’; priest; teacher of acting, singing and dancing. 1883 – Birth in Dublin of Peadar Kearney, songwriter, revolutionary and house-painter; he is famous for writing the words of the Irish national […]

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