Singer Butch Moore – Queen Victoria in Ireland – Titanic

April 3: TODAY in Irish History:

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Butch Moore 1938-2001

Butch Moore 1938-2001

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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1900: Queen Victoria in Ireland

Queen Victoria starts a three day visit to Ireland, landing in Kingstown (now Dun Laoire, just south of Dublin.) Victoria visited Ireland on three occasions. Despite the contentious relationship between Ireland and England, she received a “royal” welcome with huge crowds turning out to see the aging matriarch who had at this stage been on the throne for sixty-three years. See British Pathe coverage of Queen Victoria’s visit to Ireland. 

Victoria’s  first visit was in 1849 during the potato famine although she was shielded from the horrible events that were engufling the country. Oblivious to the fact that a million people were dying of hunger, she wrote to her uncle Leopold, King of the Belgians during her trip “I ….. tell you that everything has gone off beautifully since we arrived in Ireland, and that our entrance into Dublin was really a magnificent thing. By my letter to Louise you will have heard of our arrival in the Cove of Cork. Our visit to Cork was very successful; the Mayor was knighted on deck (on board the Fairy), like in times of old.Cork is about seventeen miles up the River Lee, which is beautifully wooded and reminds us of Devonshirescenery. We had previously stepped on shore at Cove, a small place, to enable them to call it Queen’s Town; the enthusiasm is immense…”

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1912: Titanic Sails from Belfast

Following successful trials (which lasted all of one day) Titanic sails from Belfast for Southampton where it will embark passengers for its maiden voyage.

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1998: Bloody Sunday Inquiry

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry, chaired by Lord Saville, an English Law Lord, opens. The final report would not be published until June 15 2010. The findings of the Inquiry would prompt an unprecedented apology from British Prime Minister David Cameron in the House of Commons.

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READ: Details of Saville Inquiry

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2001: Butch Moore

Death of singer Butch Moore from heart attack at age of 63.

Butch Moore 1938-2001

Butch Moore 1938-2001

Butch Moore was one of the most popular singers in Ireland during the “Showband Boom” of the 60’s and 70’s. His career reached a peak when he represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 singing Walking the Streets in the Rain (and it has to be said it was a pretty drippy song!)

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READ: Biography of  Butch Moore and Capitol Showband

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FOR ALL YOU SHOWBAND FANS

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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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