#OTD in Irish History – 31 March:

1711 – Seven women from Island Magee, Co Antrim were imprisoned and pilloried for ‘bewitching’ a woman named Mary Dunbar, who had experienced strange fits and visions. 1790 – A quarrel between John Philpot Curran (MP for Kilbeggan) and Robert Hobart (MP for Portarlington) resulted in a duel in which Hobart allowed Curran to fire […]

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Oíche mhaith agaibh. Goodnight from Stair na hÉireann.

Trying to blow out someone else’s candle won’t make yours shine brighter… Pursue your dreams with integrity. Success is abundant and there’s enough for everybody. Venus and Mars, in close conjunction, hanging low above the last embers of day’s end in the western sky above Spelga Dam, Mourne Mountains, Co Down, Alistair Hamill Photography

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Oíche mhaith agaibh. Goodnight from Stair na hÉireann.

‘Animosity, resentment and envy doesn’t affect the heart of others – it only affects your own.’ Summit of Slieve Binnian, Mourne Mountains, Co Down, Captive Landscapes by Stephen Emerson. The optical illusion known as ‘Brocken Spectre’ is caused by atmospheric conditions casting the person’s shadow creating an apparition with a rainbow coloured halo.

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Today in Irish History – 14 December: #irish #history #OTD

1585 – Death of Nicholas Walsh, Bishop of Ossory. The son of Patrick Walsh, Bishop of Waterford, Nicholas Walsh was consecrated a priest in 1567. He introduced prayer-books and catechisms printed in Irish. He was appointed Chancellor of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1571. Starting in 1573, Walsh worked on translating the New Testament into Irish. […]

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