Category: ON THIS DAY
Muhammed Ali defeated Joe Frazier in the so-called “thrilla in Manila”, on this day, October 1st,...Read More
The Whiteboys (na Buachaillí Bána) were a secret Irish agrarian organisation which defended tenant...Read More
John Devoy was an Irish nationalist leader and exile. He was the owner and editor of the...Read More
On this day, September 28th, 1066, Duke William “The Bastard” of Normandy – so called because he...Read More
ON THIS DAY: 25 SEPTEMBER 1917: Thomas Ashe died from force feeding during a hunger strike in...Read More
Mayo agent, Captain Charles Boycott, was sent to a ‘moral Coventry.’ He described his...Read More
Manuel I Komnemos of the Byzantine Empire, also known as “Manuel the Great”, breathed his last on...Read More
On the night of September 23rd, 1846, the German Astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle confirmed the...Read More
ON THIS DAY: 22 SEPTEMBER 1920: The Rineen ambush – Co Clare’s fiercest battle in the War of Independence
Today, the 22nd September, marks the 100th anniversary of the Rineen Ambush, which took place at...Read More
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the US Supreme Court, died over the weekend,...Read More
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