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Irish Pub Song

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#OTD in Irish History | 31 January:

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

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Galway Girl – Sharon Shannon, Mundy & Galway City

By: KamilFilmsTitle: Galway Girl – Sharon Shannon, Mundy & Galway…

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📍Inishowen, Co Donegal 📸 @garethwrayphotography

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

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The High Kings, Rocky Road to Dublin

By: the High Kigngs unofficialTitle: The High Kings, Rocky Road…

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#OTD in 1649 – King Charles I is beheaded for treason.

When Richard Brandon, Executioner for the City of London refused…

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The Irish Pub Song (The High Kings) Music Video Lip Sync

By: John MartinTitle: The Irish Pub Song (The High Kings)…

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📍Keem Bay, Achill Island, Co Mayo 📸 @upintheeire

Keem Bay, Achill Island, Co Mayo @upintheeire By: Stair na…

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Irish Wolfhounds | “Gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked”

Irish Wolfhounds are one of the oldest breeds of dogs…

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#OTD in Irish History | 8 January:

1547 – Henry VIII suppresses the Chapter of St Patrick’s…

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📍Gap of Dunloe, Co Kerry 📸 @wanderingirishcailin

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

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Nollaig na mBan Shona Daoibh!

On this day it is the tradition in Ireland for…

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#OTD in 2001 – Irish soil is sprinkled over the casket of Sister Theresa Egan as more than 2,000 mourners attend her funeral in St Lucia.

Irish soil is sprinkled over the casket of Sr Theresa…

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#OTD in 1922 – Dáil Éireann votes 64 to 57 to accept the Anglo-Irish Treaty, creating the Irish Free State, setting the scene for the Irish Civil War.

Possibly the saddest day in Irish history when a vote…

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#OTD in Irish History | 7 January:

1878 – Death of John O’Neill. Born in Co Monaghan,…

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#OTD in 1839 – The Night Of The Big Wind or Oíche na Gaoithe Moire takes place; the most damaging storm in Irish history, some winds are estimated in excess of 130 mph.

One of the worst storms in Irish history took place…

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#OTD in 1915 – Roger Casement visits Limburg after the full contingent of prisoners had reached the camp.

Casement is now doubtful as to whether the Brigade would…

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📍Mussenden Temple, Co Derry 📸 @scenic_pics_ireland

Mussenden Temple, Co Derry @scenic_pics_ireland By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Mussenden…

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#OTD in Irish History | 4 January:

1581 – Birth of prolific scholar and church leader, James…

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#OTD in Irish History | 6 January:

In the Liturgical Calendar, today is Epiphany and Little Christmas…

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#OTD in 1871 – Thirty Fenian prisoners are released by the British in a general amnesty.

British authorities release over thirty Fenian prisoners including John Devoy…

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#OTD in 1941 – Jennie Wyse Power, Irish patriot and women’s rights activist, dies in Dublin.

Jennie Wyse Power, born Jane O’Toole, in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow…

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📍Errigal Mountain, Co Donegal 📸 @garethwrayphotography

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

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Irish Mythology | Donn Fírinne, The Dark One

In Irish mythology, Donn is a god of the dead….

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#OTD in Irish History | 5 January:

1826 – Separate Irish currency is abolished and replaced by…

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#OTD in 1986 – Death of singer, bassist, instrumentalist, and songwriter, Phil Lynott.

Irish rock star, bassist, singer and founder of Thin Lizzy,…

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#OTD in 1925 – Nellie Cashman known variously as the ‘Angel of the Yukon’ and ‘Angel of the mining camp’ dies in Victoria, British Columbia aged seventy-nine.

Nellie was born in the farming village of Midleton a…

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#OTD in 1581 – Birth of prolific scholar and church leader, James Ussher, in Dublin.

James Ussher and His Chronology by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.   …

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#OTD in 1921 – Martial law is extended to counties Clare, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford from this date.

During the Easter Rising in 1916, Lord Wimborne, a cousin…

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📍Mayo 📸 @upintheeire

Mayo @upintheeire By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Mayo 📸 @upintheeireSourced From:…

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📍O’Briens Tower, Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare 📸 @magdainireland7

O’Briens Tower, Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare @magdainireland7 By: Stair…

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📍 Near Long Strand, Castlefreke, Co Cork 📸 @lemonlimod

Near Long Strand, Castlefreke, Co Cork @lemonlimod By: Stair na…

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#OTD in 2007 – Death of entertainer, recorder and singer, Joe Dolan, of a brain haemorrhage.

Born in Co Westmeath, in a career which spanned almost…

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#OTD in Irish History | 1 January (Eanáir):

The Dublin Julian Day (DJD) is the number of days…

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#OTD in Irish History | 27 December:

1601 – Red Hugh O’Donnell leaves Ireland for Spain; Hugh…

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#OTD in 1821 – Lady Jane Francesca Wilde is born in Co Wexford. Author, poet and the mother of Oscar Wilde, she is also known as Sperenza.

Jane Francesca Agnes Elgee, later Lady Wilde and mother of…

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#OTD in 1601 – Red Hugh O’Donnell leaves Ireland in search of Spanish aid, never to return home.

After the crushing defeat at Kinsale and most of his…

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#OTD in Irish History | 31 December:

New Year’s Eve or Old Year’s Night on the Gregorian…

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#OTD in 1870 – Philanthropist and founder and director of homes for poor children, Thomas Barnardo, founded a boys’ orphanage at Stepney Causeway, in London.

Thomas John Barnardo was an Irish philanthropist and founder and…

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#OTD in 1820 – Birth of author, Mary Anne Sadlier, in Cootehill, Co Cavan.

Born Mary Anne Madden in Cootehill, Co Cavan, Sadlier published…

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#OTD in 999 – The Battle of Glenn Máma.

In December of the year 999, after celebrating Christmas on…

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Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh! Happy New Year from Stair na hÉireann!

As New Year dawns may it lead you to the…

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📍Miners Way, Co Wicklow 📸 @mark_mcguire_photography

Miners Way, Co Wicklow @mark_mcguire_photography By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍Miners…

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#OTD in Irish History | 30 December:

999 – The Battle of Glenn Máma. 1691 – Robert…

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#OTD in 1937 – The new Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann) repealed the 1922 Constitution, and came into effect on this date.

The Irish Constitution, accepted by national vote in July became…

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#OTD in 1972 – President of Sinn Féin, Ruairi Ó Bradaigh, is arrested and held under legislation in the Republic of Ireland.

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh (1932–2013), republican and political activist, was born…

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📍 Ballysaggartmore Towers, Co Waterford 📸 @mcburneyphotography

Ballysaggartmore Towers, Co Waterford @mcburneyphotography By: Stair na hÉireannTitle: 📍…

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Irish New Year’s Traditions

Ireland is a country that has historically been involved in…

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#OTD in Irish History | 28 December:

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

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