#OTD in Irish History – 28 November:

1727 – William Connolly is unanimously re-elected Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. 1848 – ‘Saturday Review’ Racist Anti-Irish Rant. As Ireland haemorrhaged population via starvation and emigration, it received little support from elements of the English press. 1856 – Birth of Cardinal Patrick O’Donnell near Glenties, Co Donegal. 1863 – Foundation of the […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 1 August (Lúnasa):

Today is Lúghnasa; in the old days this was the Feast of the god Lúgh, a thirty-day agrarian celebration with 1 August at the center. It is also the first day of Autumn in the Celtic Calendar. Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended slavery in the British Empire. 1166 – Dermot MacMurrough, […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 29 May:

1205 – King John makes Hugh de Lacy Earl of Ulster. 1660 – English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland. The Restoration of the English monarchy began in 1660 when the English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored under Charles II after the Interregnum that followed the […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 28 November:

1727 – William Connolly is unanimously re-elected Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. 1848 – ‘Saturday Review’ Racist Anti-Irish Rant. As Ireland haemorrhaged population via starvation and emigration, it received little support from elements of the English press. 1856 – Birth of Cardinal Patrick O’Donnell near Glenties, Co Donegal. 1863 – Foundation of the […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 1 August (Lúnasa):

Today is Lúghnasa; in the old days this was the Feast of the god Lúgh, a thirty-day agrarian celebration with 1 August at the center. It is also the first day of Autumn in the Celtic Calendar. Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended slavery in the British Empire. 1166 – Dermot MacMurrough, […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 29 May:

1205 – King John makes Hugh de Lacy Earl of Ulster. 1660 – English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland. The Restoration of the English monarchy began in 1660 when the English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored under Charles II after the Interregnum that followed the […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 28 November:

1727 – William Connolly is unanimously re-elected Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. 1848 – ‘Saturday Review’ Racist Anti-Irish Rant. As Ireland haemorrhaged population via starvation and emigration, it received little support from elements of the English press. 1856 – Birth of Cardinal Patrick O’Donnell near Glenties, Co Donegal. 1863 – Foundation of the […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 1 August (Lúnasa):

Today is Lúghnasa; in the old days this was the Feast of the god Lúgh, a thirty-day agrarian celebration with 1 August at the center. It is also the first day of Autumn in the Celtic Calendar. Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended slavery in the British Empire. 1166 – Dermot MacMurrough, […]

Read More

#OTD in Irish History – 29 May:

1205 – King John makes Hugh de Lacy Earl of Ulster. 1660 – English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland. The Restoration of the English monarchy began in 1660 when the English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored under Charles II after the Interregnum that followed the […]

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