Wolfe Tone at Bantry Bay. Christy O’Connor. F. Scott Fitzgerald Dies.

December 21: TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)

1796: Wolfe Tone writes in near despair of efforts to land French invasion forces at Bantry Bay. High winds and storms would mean the planned landing would be aborted some days later.

“We are now, nine o’clock, at the rendezvous appointed; stood in for the coast till twelve, when we were near enough to toss a biscuit ashore; at twelve tacked and stood out again, so now we have begun our cruise of five days in all its forms, and shall, in obedience to the letter of our instructions, ruin the expedition, and destroy the remnant of the French navy, with a precision and punctuality which will be truly edifying.”

1924: Famed Irish golfer Christy O’Connor (affectionately known as “Himself” ) is born in County Galway. “Himself” was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2009

1940: F Scott Fitzgerald dies of a heart attack at the age of forty four. Fitzgerald’s greatest opus The Great Gatsby was published in 1925 to wide acclaim. Although a literary success, Fitzgerald’s live was riddled with pain and despair caused by his excessive drinking and his wife’s mental instability.

F Scott Fitzgerald Stamp issued 1996

F Scott Fitzgerald Stamp issued 1996

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READ: NY Times Obituary of F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

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