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#OTD in Irish History | 27 November:

784 – Fergal, the Geometer, Irish educator, dies. He originated…

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#OTD in 1995 – In a constitutional vote, a tiny majority vote to revoke the ban on divorce in Ireland.

Ireland voted narrowly to lift the ban on divorce enshrined…

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#OTD in 1920 – IRA members and brothers Patrick and Harry Loughnane were abducted and killed by Black and Tan Auxiliaries at Kinvara, Co Galway.

County Galway saw its share of controversial incidents during the…

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Triskelion or Triskele

The triskelion or ‘triskele’ is also known as the tri-spiral…

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📍 Gougane Barra, Co Cork 📸 @lemonlimod

Gougane Barra, Co Cork @lemonlimod By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍…

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The Irish Language was Muted During The Great Hunger 1845–52

The Irish were renowned for their love of education and…

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#OTD in 1984 – Bob Geldof and Midge Ure founded ‘Band Aid’ and wrote a song, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing it for the Christmas market.

Geldof was given no more than 24 hours to record…

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#OTD in Irish History | 26 November:

1594 – Birth of historian and genealogist, James Ware, in…

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#OTD in 1992 – Pearse Jordan (21), an IRA Volunteer was shot dead by members of an undercover RUC mobile patrol.

Although Jordan was unarmed the RUC claimed that he had…

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📍Gap of Dunloe, Co Kerry 📸 @matthewmurphyphotography

Gap of Dunloe, Co Kerry @matthewmurphyphotography By: Stair na hÉireannTitle:…

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#OTD in 1919 – Birth of Máire Drumm in Newry, Co Down.

‘The only people worthy of freedom are those who are…

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#OTD in Irish History | 24 November:

600 – Death of Saint Colman of Cloyne (also known…

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#OTD in Irish History | 25 November:

1713 – The second Irish parliament of Queen Anne sits…

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#OTD in 1942 – Death of Peadar Kearney, writer of the Irish National Anthem, ‘A Soldier’s Song’.

Peadar Kearney was born at 68 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin…

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#OTD in 1865 – Two weeks after being arrested, James Stephens escapes from Richmond prison, Dublin.

The Richmond General Penitentiary was a prison established in 1820…

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André Mooney Art and Design latest commissioned painting of Thomas Clarke

Thomas James Clarke was born in Milford-on-Sea, England. His father…

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#OTD in 1920 – Lieutenant Eddie Carmody is murdered by Crown Forces in Ballylongford, Co Kerry.

Kevin Barry’s execution and Terence MacSwiney’s death precipitated a dramatic…

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📍Rock of Dunamase ⛰️Co Laois 📸 @okiem_tomka

Rock of Dunamase Co Laois @okiem_tomka By: Stair na hÉireannTitle:…

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#OTD in Irish History | 23 November:

In the Liturgical Calendar today is the Feast Day of…

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#OTD in 1920 – The fallout from Bloody Sunday continues.

Thomas Whelan was one of six men executed in Mountjoy…

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📍Eagles Rock, Co Leitrim 📸 @scenic_pics_ireland

Eagles Rock, Co Leitrim @scenic_pics_ireland By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Eagles…

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