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French troops in Co Mayo,Ireland

One of the most extraordinary episodes in Irish history saw a French naval flotilla sail to the Northern coast of Mayo in 1798 to help Ireland in its long fight to break with Britain. 329 more words


travel with me: europe edition pt. 1

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here’s me coming to my blog with a billion things in my head waiting to be written out and published on the interwebs. 1,315 more words


#OTD in 1791 – Theobald Wolfe Tone publishes “An argument on behalf of the Catholics of Ireland”.

The Society of United Irishmen, a liberal political organisation that initially seeks Parliamentary reform, is founded in Belfast on 14 October 1791. It evolves into a revolutionary republican organisation, inspired by the American Revolution and allied with Revolutionary France. 277 more words

Irish History

I'm Back!! ⚓🛳 Update! 

Hi everyone! How are you? At the time of writing this post it is Monday and I arrived home yesterday from my holiday in England that I wrote about… 576 more words


The Book of Kells

I recently traveled to Ireland, and one place in particular I had on my agenda for visiting was Trinity College, Dublin. The Treasury in the Long Room of Trinity Library contains,  397 more words


Civil War in England – the raising of the King’s Standard

375 years ago saw the start of the last civil war to be fought on British soil when King Charles I raised his royal standard in Nottingham on 22nd August 1642. 774 more words