Iustitia, Lady Justice, Dublin Castle

Iustitia, more commonly known as Lady Justice, situated over one…

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The Proclamation Sculpture | Dublin

‘Proclamation‘ by Rowan Gillespie is an outdoor sculpture honouring the…

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📍Moorehall, Co Mayo | 📸 @upintheeire

Moorehall, Co Mayo | @upintheeire By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Moorehall,…

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#OTD in 1847 – In an irate letter published in the Cork Examiner, “A.D.F.” condemns the proselytising (soul-jobbing) of starving Catholics.

“I just now want to draw public attention to a…

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#OTD in 2015 – Death of actress and singer, Maureen O’Hara, born Maureen FitzSimons in Ranelagh, Co Dublin.

Ar deis Dé go raibh a hanam. The famously red-headed…

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#OTD in 1872 – Birth of track and field athlete, Peter O’Connor. Born in England, O’Connor grew up in Co Wicklow.

A gifted sportsman all his life, O’Connor was a member…

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📍Malin Head, Co Donegal | 📸 @scenic_pics_ireland

Malin Head, Co Donegal | @scenic_pics_ireland By: Stair na hÉireannTitle:…

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#OTD in 1641 – Sir Phelim O’Neill of Kinard, the leader of the Irish Rebellion, issues his Proclamation of Dungannon justifying the uprising and declaring continued loyalty of Charles I.

Elected a member of the Irish Parliament in 1641, O’Neill…

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#OTD in 1931 – The IRA and other organisations are declared illegal in the Free State and the Catholic Church excommunicates members of all of them, including Saor Éire, which soon dissolves.

The Roman Catholic bishops issued a pastoral letter declaring that…

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#OTD in 1958 – The Springhill Mine bump | An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at Springhill, Nova Scotia, the deepest coal mine in North America at the time.

By November 1, rescuers from around the world had dug…

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📍Tallanstown, Co Louth | 📸 @markduffyphotography

Tallanstown, Co Louth | @markduffyphotography By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Tallanstown,…

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#OTD in Irish History | 23 October:

1641 – The Irish Rebellion of 1641 began as an…

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#OTD in 1641 – Rory O’More, Lord Maguire and Sir Pheilim O’Neill initiate a major revolt in Armagh.

The Irish Uprising of 1641 was a long-term result of…

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An Gorta Mór | Diaspóra na Gael

The potato is a tuberous vegetable that is native to…

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Ireland 1845–52 | ‘Oakum’ picking in the Workhouses

A person was given a hunk of rope and told…

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📍Blarney House, Co Cork | 📸 @irishpix

Blarney House, Co Cork | @irishpix By: Stair na hÉireannTitle:…

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#OTD in 1803 – Execution of Thomas Paliser Russell in Downpatrick for ‘high treason’.

Born in Dromahane, Co Cork to an Anglican family, Thomas…

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#OTD in Irish History | 22 October:

In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast Day of…

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#OTD in 1809 – Opening of Nelson’s Pillar in the middle of O’Connell Street (formerly Sackville Street) in Dublin.

It was built in 1808–1809, and was among the first…

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#OTD in 1975 – Gardaí surrounded a house in Monasterevin, Co Kildare, where Tiede Herrema, then a Dutch industrialist, was being held hostage.

On the morning of 3 October 1975, having just left…

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📍Powerscourt Estate, Co Wicklow | 📸 @labocavista

Powerscourt Estate, Co Wicklow | @labocavista By: Stair na hÉireannTitle:…

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