Welcome to Today in Irish History.
This is a website that provides you with interesting insight and information on what happened on this day in Irish history and people of Irish heritage. To be completely honest, I started this site to sell my book For the Love of Being Irish which is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish
This is a book I am hugely proud of, not least because of the fantastic illustrations done by Mark Anderson.
Today in Irish History
1862: The Irish Brigade suffered over 60% casualties at the Battle of Antietam at an area that came to be known as Bloody Lane. Over 500 Irish Brigade men died in the bloodiest battle of the civil war.
Chaplains of The Irish Brigade (Source Library of Congress)
1964: Sean O’Casey Irish playwright and author of wonderful works like The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars died.
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