The Siege of Derry – Conan O’Brien – Republic of Ireland at Today in Irish History

April 18: TODAY in Irish History:

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Snippets of Irish History by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks 

Conor is a Chicago based Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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1689: The Siege of Derry

The Siege of Derry begins and would continue until July 28. This famous siege where the Protestant population withstood a siege from the Catholic forces of King James II is celebrated every August with the Apprentice Boys Parade. The celebration of this victory has been a major torch-point between Catholics and Protestants ever since. The irony is that, for political purposes, Pope Innocent XI actually supported the Protestent William of Orange

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Click for BBC Interactive Site on Siege of Derry

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1912: Titanic Survivors Arrive in New York

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705 Titanic survivors arrive in New York on board the Carpathia.

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Carpathia was sunk in the Atlantic on 17 July 1918 after being torpedoed by an German U-boat.

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1949: The Republic of Ireland

The twenty-six counties of Ireland withdrawal  from the British Commonwealth is recognized officially by Britain becomes the independent Republic of Ireland. The Ireland Act 1949 passed by the House of Commons recognized the withdrawal.

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Dublin bunting to celebrate Republic of Ireland 1949

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1963: Conan O’Brien

Irish American comedian and chat show host Conan O’Brien is born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Conan O’Brien on his Irish Heritage

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Want to learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humorist IrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

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