Dia daoibh ar maidin. Good morning from Stair na hÉireann.

Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them. Sunrise from Mt. Brandon, Dingle towards Faha Ridge, Paternoster Lakes below, photo credit: kerryviews.com

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#OTD in Irish History – 16 February:

1768 – The Octennial Act limits Irish parliaments’ life to eight years. 1822 – James Thomson, engineer, is born in Belfast. 1875 – John Mitchell returns from America one day after being elected MP for Tipperary. His election was deemed invalid as he was a convicted felon for his activities with the Young Ireland movement. […]

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