Brian Nolan's Blog Posts Tagged 'On This Day' (3)

Everything Changed for Ireland After King Charles I's Execution

This poem was penned after the death of King Charles I, who was beheaded outside Whitehall Palace in London on the afternoon of January 30th, 1649, exactly 368 years ago, today. 

"He nothing common did or mean

Upon that memorable scene:

But with his keener eye

The axe’s…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 30, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

John O'Donohue's Celtic Blessing - A Clare-man with a painter's pen, his 6th anniversary is today, 4th Jan.

John O'Donohue was a Clare-man with a painter's pen...his 6th anniversary is today, 4th January.  Air dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis.
This priest-poet's words will ease your mind and raise your spirits.
Treat yourself and your friends to a wonderful gift…
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Added by Brian Nolan on January 4, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments

Yule and Mairgead Mór

Over most of Western Europe, particularly in those areas connected with the ancient Celts, December 21, the shortest day of the year fell during the Druidic festival of 'Yule'. Today it is better known as the festival of the ‘Winter Solstice’.

‘Thoul’, an ancient word for…

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Added by Brian Nolan on December 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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