Brian O'Doherty's Blog (2)

The Great O'Neill -- Dead 400 Years in 2016

Last week, in his sleep, in his small palace in Rome, 400 years ago, one of the greatest figures in Irish history passed away, Hugh O'Neill. . With him in his final moments may have been his teenage son, John, whom he had nominated to succeed him as Earl of Tyrone and as The O'Neil. Also, there…

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Added by Brian O'Doherty on July 22, 2016 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

400 Years Ago, The Marriage of Owen Roe and Rosa

We Irish have many 400th anniversaries, but few that can celebrate a happy event, given the state of our nation back in 1613. Leading Gaelic nobles had been exiled, their lands, especially in Ulster,  planted with foreigners, their people destitute, dispersed to the forests and hills of Donegal, or  emigrants, camped…

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Added by Brian O'Doherty on June 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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