#OTD in Irish History – 13 August:

1649 – Oliver Cromwell sets sail for Ireland and the commencement of one the most vicious military campaigns inflicted on Ireland. 1689 – The Duke of Schomberg lands at Groomsport with his 10,000 strong Williamite army. 1819 – Birth of Sir George Gabriel Stokes, mathematician and physicist, in Skreen, Co Sligo. 1846 – Birth of […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 13 August:

1649 – Oliver Cromwell sets sail for Ireland and the commencement of one the most vicious military campaigns inflicted on Ireland. 1689 – The Duke of Schomberg lands at Groomsport with his 10,000 strong Williamite army. 1819 – Birth of Sir George Gabriel Stokes, mathematician and physicist, in Skreen, Co Sligo. 1846 – Birth of […]

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Today in Irish History – 7 March:

1777 – Sir Philip Crampton, surgeon, is born in Dublin. 1848 – First unveiling of the Irish Tricolour in Waterford. 1864 – Archbishop Paul Cullen issues a pastoral for St. Patrick’s Day denouncing Fenianism. 1920 – Éilis Dillon, novelist and children’s writer, is born in Galway. 1921 – Limerick Mayor George Clancy is shot and […]

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