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
1803: Robert Emmet is executed for high treason.
1863: The 5th Confederate Infantry consisting of a large number of Irish from Memphis fought in one of the bloodiest battles of the war at Chickamauga.
1920: Twenty year old Kevin Barry was captured by the British following an ambush on British troops in Dublin. He was to become the first Irish Republican to be executed by the British since Easter Rising.
1963: John F Kennedy addressed General Assembly of UN and suggested US and USSR should co-operate on a moon mission.
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