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48 Die In Night Club Blaze. The Sullivan Brothers. Irish Rugby Grand Slam

February 14: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks)

HAPPY St. Valentine’s Day. Did you know the remains of St. Valentine are enshrined in Whitefriar Church, Dublin? 508 more words

Today In Irish History

Monkees Top Irish Charts. IRA Meet with Nazis. Liam Brady.

February 13: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks)

1850: Michael Kelly, fourth Roman Catholic archbishop of Sydney is born in  Waterford. Kelly was a leading figure in the foundation in 1901 of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart, the primary temperance organization in Ireland. 227 more words

Today In Irish History

200 die in Belfast Sectarian Riots. Famine Horror.

February 12: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks)

1847: Eyewitness report on the famine by James Mahoney in The Illustrated London News:

“I started from Cork, … for Skibbereen and saw little until we came to Clonakilty, where the coach stopped for breakfast; and here, for the first time, the horrors of the poverty became visible, in the vast number of famished poor, who flocked around the coach to beg alms: amongst them was a woman carrying in her arms the corpse of a fine child, and making the most distressing appeal to the passengers for aid to enable her to purchase a coffin and bury her dear little baby. 380 more words

Today In Irish History

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Created.Charles Kickham Incarcerated.

February 10: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks)

1800: The House of Lords votes for the Act of Union which sees Ireland lose its own parliament, direct rule is imposed on Ireland and “the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland” is created. 188 more words

Today In Irish History

Manchester United Air Crash Claims Life of Billy Whelan


February 6: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks)

1877: Colonel John O’Mahoney, founding member of the Fenian Brotherhood in the United States dies. O’Mahoney was forced into exile following the failed Young Ireland rebellion of 1848. 433 more words

Today In Irish History

De Valera in America, Cumann na Mban on this day in Irish History


February 5: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks)

1868: Edmund Heelan, Bishop of Sioux City is born in County Limerick.

1921: In America, De Valera states “The so-called Ulster difficulty is purely artificial as far as Ireland itself is concerned.  288 more words

Today In Irish History

Countess Markievicz. Edward Carson on this day in Irish History


February 4: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks)

1861: The Provisional Confederate Congress convenes in Montgomery, Alabama. As many as 30,000 Irish  born would fight on the confederate side during the  civil war including… 395 more words

Today In Irish History