#OTD in Irish History – 23 October:

1641 – The Irish Rebellion of 1641 began as an attempted coup d’état by Irish Catholic gentry, who tried to seize control of the English administration in Ireland to force concessions for Catholics. The coup failed and the rebellion developed into an ethnic conflict between native Irish Catholics on one side, and English and Scottish […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 23 October:

1641 – The Irish Rebellion of 1641 began as an attempted coup d’état by Irish Catholic gentry, who tried to seize control of the English administration in Ireland to force concessions for Catholics. The coup failed and the rebellion developed into an ethnic conflict between native Irish Catholics on one side, and English and Scottish […]

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Today in Irish History – 23 October:

1641 – The Irish Rebellion of 1641 began as an attempted coup d’état by Irish Catholic gentry, who tried to seize control of the English administration in Ireland to force concessions for Catholics. The coup failed and the rebellion developed into an ethnic conflict between native Irish Catholics on one side, and English and Scottish […]

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Today in Irish History – 23 October:

1662 – The Irish parliament orders the annual observance of this date as a day of thanksgiving for deliverance from the 1641 rising; for over a century, church services on this day will remind Protestants of Catholic disloyalty. 1766 – Birth of John Claudius Beresford, banker, MP, and controversial figure in 1798 rebellion, during which […]

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Today in Irish History – 12th April:

1654 – The Ordinance of Union comes into effect, uniting Ireland and Scotland with England. 1816 – Sir Charles Gavan Duffy is born in Co. Monaghan. He is self-educated as a journalist and founds the Nation, a nationalist weekly journal with Thomas Davis and John Dillon in 1842; ultimately, he emigrates to Australia and while […]

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Today in Irish History – 8th February:

1847 – Food Riots by starving victims of ‘An Gorta Mor’. 1847 – An ailing Daniel O’Connell makes his final speech to House of Commons pleading for help for a starving Ireland. 1872 – Captain John Philip Nolan, a supporter of home rule and tenant rights, defeats Conservative William Le Poer Trench in a Co. […]

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