Archive for October 18th, 2011

October 18,

Today in Irish History: Henry II Lands in Ireland. Reports on Irish Famine. Irish born VC Winner

Today in Irish History.

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TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY

1171: Henry II (1133-1189) arrived in Ireland from France with an army and declared himself “Lord of Ireland”.

1845: The Illustrated London News reported on the early stages of the potato famine that was to decimate Ireland in the coming years:

“Accounts received from different parts of Ireland show that the disease in the potato crop is extending far and wide, and causing great alarm amongst the peasantry….. Mr. John Chester, of Kilscorne House, in Magshole, in the county of Louth, in a letter to the Dublin Evening Post, states that he has a field of twenty acres of potatoes, which, up to the 3rd instant, had been perfectly dry and sound, when they were attacked by the blight, and three-fourths of them are so diseased and rotten that pigs decline to eat them. This, he says, is the case all through the county of Louth.”

1913: Victoria Cross winner David Lord was born in Cork. Lord was killed at Arnhem, Holland and posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in piloting a Dakota during resupply operations.


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