#OTD in Irish History – 10 July:

988 – The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin. 1614 – Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, politician and author, is born in Dublin. 1794 – Birth […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 10 July:

988 – The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin. 1614 – Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, politician and author, is born in Dublin. 1794 – Birth […]

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‘The Waters Of Shimna’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved.

‘The Waters Of Shimna’ © Joe Canning 2016. All Rights Reserved. Oh flow ye sweet river, flow ye from mount Ott, and wash ye the face of the Mournes. Oh flow ye sweet river ‘oer mossy faced rock cascade ye in glorious forms Where once I did dander with Nell on my arm, on days […]

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Today in Irish History – 10 July:

988 – The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin. 1614 – Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, politician and author, is born in Dublin. 1794 – Birth […]

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Today in Irish History – 10 July:

988 – The City of Dublin is founded on the banks of the River Liffey. 1614 – Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, politician and author, is born in Dublin. 1794 – Birth of William Maginn, poet and author, in Co Cork. 1897 – Birth of Jack “Legs” Diamond, also known as Gentleman Jack, was […]

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Today in Irish History – 14th March:

1705 – An English act permits direct export of Irish linen to American colonies. 1732 – Birth of Sackville Hamilton, politician and civil servant. 1738 – John Beresford, unionist politician, is born in Cork. 1822 – Richard Boyle, civil engineer, is born in Dublin. 1894 – William Earle “Moley” Molesworth, WWI Ace, is born. 1902 […]

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