Today in Irish History – 16 May:

587 – St. Brendan the Navigator, early transatlantic voyager, dies. In the liturgical calendar, today is St. Brendan’s Feast Day. 1907 – Birth of Robert Tisdall, gold medalist in the 400 meter hurdles at the 1932 Olympics. 1920 – ‘Soviets’ are proclaimed in 13 Co Limerick creameries, including Knocklong. 1921 – Two IRA men are […]

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