#OTD in 1612 – Dungannon, Co Tyrone, is the first of 40 new boroughs to be incorporated.

Historically Tyrone stretched as far north as Lough Foyle, and comprised part of modern day County Derry east of the River Foyle. The majority of County Derry was carved out of Tyrone between 1610 – 1620 when that land went to the Guilds of London to set up profit making schemes based on natural resources […]

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#OTD in 1612 – Dungannon, Co Tyrone, is the first of 40 new boroughs to be incorporated.

Historically Tyrone stretched as far north as Lough Foyle, and comprised part of modern day County Derry east of the River Foyle. The majority of County Derry was carved out of Tyrone between 1610 – 1620 when that land went to the Guilds of London to set up profit making schemes based on natural resources […]

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1861 – Patrick McCall, songwriter, is born in Dublin

Known mostly as the author of lyrics for popular ballads: “Follow me up to Carlow”, “The Boys of Wexford”, “Boolavogue” and “Kelly the Boy from Killanne”. He was assisted in putting the Wexford ballads, dealing with the 1798 Rising, to music by Arthur Warren Darley using traditional Irish airs. His surname is one of the […]

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