DOMHNAIGH -- On March 23, 1862, Irish-born Union General James Shields (left: pictured during the…
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How many families have you met in which there were nine children, of…
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|Left to right: Harry Boland, Michael Collins, and Eamon de Valera|
LUAIN -- On March 9, 1932…
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|Currier and Ives
Robert Emmet stands defiant before the judge at his trial.
MÁIRT -- On March 4, 1778,…Continue
Roger Casement being led out of Pentonville Prison, where he would later be hanged.
DOMHNAIGH -- On February 23, 1965, Irish patriot…Continue
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An Irish language development officer in east Belfast says many people there are upset by an Orange Order claim that Irish is being used for political purposes by…Continue
The Desmond Fitzgerald Photographs, a stunning collection of 179 photos is now available to view on the University College Dublin Digital Library website. This collection of photographic prints forms part of the papers of Desmond FitzGerald. The majority of these photographs arise out of the…Continue
|Belfast Central Library
Sir Edward Carson, leader of the Ulster's resistance to Home Rule.
DOMHNAIGH -- On February 9, 1854, Sir Edward Henry Carson, Unionist politician, was…Continue
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Former IRA commander and author Ernie O'Malley left the people of Ireland, indeed the world, a rich legacy, in political conviction, principled action, recorded memory, and commitment to the…Continue
From Easter 1916 until the bitter end of the Civil War, County Kerry was embroiled in bloody conflict. Now, for the first time in published form, many of the county's main participants in the struggle tell their own stories. These were narrated to Ernie…Continue
Of all the great men and women of that era, was there a more gallant figure than Joseph Mary Plunkett, or a more hopeless love than that of Plunkett and Grace Gifford? They were to be married in a church on St Stephen’s Green on April 23, Easter Sunday, 1916, but history…Continue
|'The Rough Riders' by Theodore Roosevelt (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899)
Capt. Buckey O'Neill, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry
DOMHNAIGH -- On February 2, 1860, William O.…Continue
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Born near Kill, County Kildare, in 1842, John Devoy would go on to become a man described by the London Times as ‘the most dangerous enemy of this country [Britain] Ireland has produced since Wolfe Tone’. His republican career began when, as a teenager, he met the Young Irelander John…Continue
The story of Kitty Kiernan and Michael Collins evokes ancient themes from Greek or Shakespearean tragedy, and also reminds us that “It’s Complicated” applied to relationships long before the internet age.
Kitty’s family owned the…Continue
|Library of Congress
Simón Bolívar, the South American revolutionary who inspired Thomas Charles Wright.
LUAIN -- On January 26, 1799, Thomas Charles Wright, an officer in…Continue
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Waterford City, Ireland - From his perch as rector of the Irish College of St. Isidore in Rome, Waterford-born Franciscan Friar Luke Wadding welcomed a steady stream of refugees from the land of his birth - men forced to leave Ireland to pursue their vocations. He came to understand…Continue
|Photo courtesy St. Isidore's Church
St. Patrick, from a mural that overlooks the tomb of Luke Wadding at St. Isidore's Church, Via degli Artisti,…
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MÁIRT -- On January 20, 1771, Don Hugo O'Conor (left) was named Commandant Inspector of New Spain. O'Conor was born into a…Continue
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|Edmund Burke c. 1767/69, by Joshua Reynolds|
DOMHNAIGH -- On January 12, 1729, Edmund Burke, one of the greatest political writers and orators in history, was born in…Continue
|National Museum of Ireland
The 'Cuba 5.' From the left: Devoy, Charles Underwood O'Connell, Henry Mulleda, Rossa, and John McClure.
DOMHNAIGH -- On Jan. 5, 1871, the British…Continue
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