Irish History

Irish in America

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The U.S. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the president issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year. Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. […]

Irish History

Battle of Kinsale

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Christmas Eve 1601,The Battle Of Kinsale. The Irish Gaelic Chieftans Hugh O’Neill (Tír Eoghain) & Hugh Roe O’Donnell (Tír Chonaill) had been fighting the English since 1593 which became known as the nine years war. O’Neill had persuaded the Spanish King Phillip II and later King Phillip III to help the Irish cause, in June […]

Irish History

November 21, 1920

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By late 1920, Michael Collin’s squad had been very successful in taking out the G division of Dublin Castle. In response to this, the British set up a new spy network of intelligence officers most of whom had served in Egypt & Palestine during WW1, so they became known as the ‘Cairo Gang’. Fearing the […]