Lough Erhogh, Mangerton Mountain, Killarney, Co Kerry @dani_lama21 By: Stair…Read More »
#OTD in 1944 – Charlie Kerins was hanged in Mountjoy Gaol by the English hangman Albert Pierrepoint.
‘All I ask is that the ideals and principles for…Read More »
The history of Irish dance started when the Celts arrived…Read More »
World AIDS Day 1494 – Poynings Law enacted. This forbid…Read More »
1667 – Birth in Dublin of Jonathan Swift, poet, satirist…Read More »
#OTD in 1922 – In reprisal for the executions, Liam Lynch, Anti-Treaty IRA Commander, issues a general order to his forces to kill members of the Dáil (T.D.s) and senators who had voted for the Emergency Powers legislation.
In response to the executions, on 30 November, Liam Lynch,…Read More »
Oscar Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After…Read More »
Castle Donovan, West Cork @lemonlimod By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Castle…Read More »
#OTD in 1957 – Birth of Thomas McElwee, Irish political prisoner, who died on the sixty-second day of his hunger strike in Long Kesh Prison.
Fuair siad bás ar son Saoirse na hÉireann. The tenth…Read More »
Doolin, Co Clare @stillireland By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Doolin, Co…Read More »
Kinard Beach, Co Kerry @matthewmurphyphotography By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Kinard…Read More »
784 – Fergal, the Geometer, Irish educator, dies. He originated…Read More »
#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…Read More »
#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…Read More »
The triskelion or ‘triskele’ is also known as the tri-spiral…Read More »
Gougane Barra, Co Cork @lemonlimod By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍…Read More »
The Irish were renowned for their love of education and…Read More »
#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…Read More »
1594 – Birth of historian and genealogist, James Ware, in…Read More »
#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…Read More »
Gap of Dunloe, Co Kerry @matthewmurphyphotography By: Stair na hÉireannTitle:…Read More »