1883 – Birth of Peadar Kearney, an Irish republican and composer of numerous rebel songs in Dublin.

In 1907 he wrote the lyrics to “The Soldier’s Song”; Liam Ó Rinn translated it to the Irish language, “Amhrán na bhFiann” in 1923, now the Irish national anthem. It was used as a marching song by the Irish Volunteers and was sung by rebels in the GPO during the 1916 Easter Rising. Its popularity […]

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1942 – Death of Peadar Kearney, writer of the Irish National Anthem, “A Soldier’s Song”.

Kearney was born at 68 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin in 1883, he often walked along Gardiner Street to the Custom House and along the Quays. His father was from Louth and his mother was originally from Meath. He was educated at the Model School, Schoolhouse Lane and St Joseph’s Christian Brothers School in Fairview, Dublin. […]

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