#OTD in 1893 – Peadar O’Donnell, novelist, editor of the newspaper An Phoblacht (The Republic) and social reformer, is born in Co Donegal.

A school teacher by profession, he taught on Arranmore Island before leaving for Scotland to assist migrant labourers in their strike for improved pay and conditions. Returning to Ireland, he became involved in the Republican Movement and played an active part in the War of Independence. O’Donnell opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty and in January 1922 […]

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#OTD in 1893 – Birth of Socialist Republican, Novelist and Journalist, Peadar O’Donnell, in Meenmore, Co Donegal.

A school teacher by profession, he taught on Arranmore Island before leaving for Scotland to assist migrant labourers in their strike for improved pay and conditions. Returning to Ireland, he became involved in the Republican Movement and played an active part in the War of Independence. O’Donnell opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty and in January 1922 […]

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#OTD in 1954 – Birth of hurling manager and former player, Brian Cody, in Sheestown, Co Kilkenny.

Educated at the local national school in Kilkenny, Brian Cody later boarded at St. Kieran’s College. After completing his Leaving Certificate he attended St. Patrick’s College in Dublin where he qualified as a primary school teacher. He later worked as a teacher at St. Patrick’s De La Salle national school in Kilkenny, before serving as […]

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#OTD in 1893 – Peadar O’Donnell, novelist, editor of the newspaper An Phoblacht (The Republic) and social reformer, is born in Co Donegal.

Peadar O’Donnell was born in Co Donegal in 1893. He attended St Patrick’s College, Dublin, where he trained as a teacher. He taught on Arranmore Island before spending time in Scotland. O’Donnell joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the War of Independence. He was imprisoned in Mountjoy Gaol and went on hunger-strike for 41 […]

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1954 – Birth of Brian Cody in Sheestown, Co Kilkenny. He is a hurling manager and former player. He has been the manager of the Kilkenny senior team since 1998, where he has since become the county’s longest-serving manager and most successful in terms of major titles won. Cody is regarded as the greatest manager in the history of the game.

Educated at the local national school in Kilkenny, Brian Cody later boarded at St. Kieran’s College. After completing his Leaving Certificate he attended St. Patrick’s College in Dublin where he qualified as a primary school teacher. He later worked as a teacher at St. Patrick’s De La Salle national school in Kilkenny, before serving as […]

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1893 – Peadar O’Donnell, novelist, editor of the newspaper An Phoblacht (The Republic) and social reformer, is born in Co Donegal.

Peadar O’Donnell was born in Co Donegal in 1893. He attended St Patrick’s College, Dublin, where he trained as a teacher. He taught on Arranmore Island before spending time in Scotland. O’Donnell joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the War of Independence. He was imprisoned in Mountjoy Gaol and went on hunger-strike for 41 […]

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Today in Irish History – 6th June:

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of Saint Iarlaithe mac Loga, also known as Jarlath, first Abbot-Bishop of Tuam, an Irish priest and scholar from Connacht, remembered as the founder of the monastic School of Tuam and patron saint of the Archdiocese of Tuam. 1333 – William de Burgh, Earl of Ulster […]

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1893 – Peadar O’Donnell, novelist, editor of the newspaper An Phoblacht (The Republic) and social reformer, is born in Co. Donegal.

Peadar O’Donnell was born in County Donegal in 1893. He attended St Patrick’s College, Dublin, where he trained as a teacher. He taught on Arranmore Island before spending time in Scotland. O’Donnell joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the War of Independence. He was imprisoned in Mountjoy Gaol and went on hunger-strike for 41 […]

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