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#OTD in 1845 – Frederick Douglass delivers a speech in Belfast | ‘The Cambria Riot, My Slave Experience, and My Irish Mission’.

In 1845, as Ireland was descending into the despair of…

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#OTD in 1922 – Liam Mellows, Rory O’Connor, Joseph McKelvey and Richard Barrett, Irish patriots – one from each of the four provinces – are executed by the Free State forces.

It was just one more harrowing chapter in a vicious…

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The Celts of Ancient Ireland

The first historical record of the Celts was by the…

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Macha

Macha was an Irish war goddesss, strongly linked to the…

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📍Strule River, Omagh, Co Tyrone 📸 @liammcclean54

Strule River, Omagh, Co Tyrone @liammcclean54 By: Stair na hÉireannTitle:…

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#OTD in 1891 – The electric tattooing machine was officially patented by a New York Irish-American tattoo artist, named Samuel O’Reilly.

O’Reilly’s rambunctious, enigmatic life began in May 1854 in Waterbury,…

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Shop In One Place! The 8 products you see here are just…

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One Stop Shopping For Claddagh Rings The 8 products you see here…

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#OTD in Irish History | 8 December:

In the Liturgical Calendar, today is the Feast of the…

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#OTD in 1879 – Birth of Anti-Treaty Nationalist and Politician, Austin Stack, in Tralee, Co Kerry.

Under the influence of his father, Austin Stack joined the…

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#OTD in 1921 – Éamon de Valera Summons Collins, Griffith to Emergency Meeting.

Disturbed at reports from London as to the signing of…

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#OTD in 1922 – The Parliament of the occupied six counties of Northern Ireland opt out of the Free State.

The parliament of Northern Ireland exercises its option to opt…

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📍Downpatrick Head, Co Mayo 📸 @colinmannion

Downpatrick Head, Co Mayo @colinmannion By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Downpatrick…

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Edward Delaney’s ‘Famine’ Memorial

Edward Delaney (1930–2009) was an Irish sculptor born in Claremorris,…

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📍Guinness Gate, Dublin 📸 @rawdublin

Guinness Gate, Dublin @rawdublin By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Guinness Gate,…

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📍Gweedore, Co Donegal 📸 @garethwrayphotography

Gweedore, Co Donegal @garethwrayphotography By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Gweedore, Co…

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#OTD in 1921 – Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and the other plenipotentiaries return from London to present Britain’s proposed treaty draft to government colleagues.

Presentation of the British draft of the Anglo-Irish Treaty took…

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#OTD in 1921 – Dáil Cabinet Discusses Treaty Proposals.

Following an acrimonious and poorly written meeting minutes, Michael Collins…

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#OTD in Irish History | 4 December:

1831 – Birth of Robert Horatio George Minty. Westport born…

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#OTD in 1920 – Three Bandon members of the IRA were killed in an ambush set by the Essex Regiment.

Three IRA men were shot dead on this date and…

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#OTD in 1944 – Birth of Ralph McTell in England. Best known for his song ‘Streets of London’, which has been covered by over two hundred artists around the world, and for his tale of Irish emigration, ‘From Clare to Here’.

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, known for his…

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