#OTD in Irish History – 14 February:

St Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on 14 February. Many churches claim to be Valentine’s final resting place, including the Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street in Dublin. According to the story told there, the St’s remains were given to Fr John Sprat by Pope Gregory XVI and a shrine still […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 14 February:

St Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on 14 February. Many churches claim to be Valentine’s final resting place, including the Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street in Dublin. According to the story told there, the St’s remains were given to Fr John Sprat by Pope Gregory XVI and a shrine still […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 14 February:

St Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on 14 February honouring one or more early Christian martyrs named St Valentine. 1628 – Valentine Greatrakes, or Greatorex, a physician who is known as the ‘touch doctor’, is born in Affane, Co Waterford. 1700 – A subsidy is authorised to Louis Crommellin […]

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Today in Irish History – 14 February:

St Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on 14 February honouring one or more early Christian martyrs named St Valentine. 1628 – Valentine Greatrakes, or Greatorex, a physician who is known as the ‘touch doctor’, is born in Affane, Co Waterford. 1700 – A subsidy is authorised to Louis Crommellin […]

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Today in Irish History – 14 February:

St Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on 14 February honouring one or more early Christian martyrs named St Valentine. 1629 – Valentine Greatrakes – or Greatorex – a physician who is known as the ‘touch doctor’, is born in Affane, Co Waterford. 1700 – A subsidy is authorised to […]

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St. Valentine

There are many versions of the Legend of St Valentine, but a few things are known. That he was a priest martyred (as in beheaded) on 14th February, in either 269 AD or 270 AD by the Roman Emperor Claudius II, also known as Claudius the Cruel. Among Valentine’s crimes was secretly marrying Christian lovers. […]

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Today in Irish History – 14th February:

Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on 14 February honouring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. 1629 – Valentine Greatrakes – or Greatorex – a physician who is known as the ‘touch doctor’, is born in Affane, Co. Waterford. 1700 – A subsidy is authorized to […]

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