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March 25,

O’Carolan, Myles Keogh, Michael Davitt. This day in Irish history.

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1738: Death of Irish harpist and composer Turlough O’Carolan. His wake lasted four days! At age 18, he was blinded by smallpox and took to playing the harp. He travelled Ireland most of his life as a wandering minstrel and composer  achieving a level of fame not normal in those days. At age fifty he married and fathered seven children. O’Carolan’s most famous work is his Concerto.

 

1840: Myles Keogh, decorated Irish soldier, veteran of the 1860 Papal War, Civil War and casualty with Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn is born in County Carlow.

Irish born Myles Keogh was killed at battle of Little Big Horn

Photo shows Myles Keogh on left.

1846: Birth of Michael Davitt in County Mayo. Davitt founded the Irish Land League in 1879, a non-violent action group designed to help Irish tenant farmers who effectively had no rights in 19th century Ireland.

Michael Davitt (1846-1906) Irish Land League Founder

The objectives of the Land League were “to bring out a reduction of rack-rents; second, to facilitate the obtaining of the ownership of the soil by the occupiers. That the object of the League can be best attained by promoting organisation among the tenant-farmers; by defending those who may be threatened with eviction for refusing to pay unjust rents; by facilitating the working of the Bright clauses of the Irish Land Act during the winter; and by obtaining such reforms in the laws relating to land as will enable every tenant to become owner of his holding by paying a fair rent for a limited number of years.”
 

1920: The first “Black and Tans” arrive in Ireland. Although they would be operational for less than two years, they would become one of the most reviled names in Irish history.

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For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson 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

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December 5,

Today in Irish History: George Custer?? Final Treaty Negotiations

TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by For the Love of Being Irish)

1839: General George Armstrong Custer is born. Custer had no connection with Ireland, but a large percentage of the 7th Cavalry that he led to battle at the Little Big Horn, June 25 1876 were Irish. At least 34 of the 268 soldiers killed were Irish including Captain Myles Keogh from County Carlow. Keogh served with distinction in the Union army during the civil war being commended for actions at Gettysburg where he received a battlefield promotion.

Irish born Myles Keogh was killed at battle of Little Big Horn

Photo shows Myles Keogh on left. Seated is General John Buford, Keogh’s commanding office at Gettysburg.
1921: Negotions on Irish independence from Britain enter final and crucial stage at Downing Street. Irish delegates including Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith who had returned from an acrimonious cabinet meeting in Dublin meet with the British team which included Lloyd George and Churchill.

It was an extremely testy meeting. Prime Minister Lloyd George told Collins that if they did not accede to the treaty which they finally signed in the early hours of the following morning, Britain would recommence hostile activities.

Michael Collins in London for treaty negotiations

Collins in London

1979: Jack Lynch resigns as Taoiseach of Ireland. He is succeeded by Charles J Haughey, a man who would make Nixon and Machiavelli look like choirboys and bring disgrace to the office of Taoiseach.

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For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson 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

Watch For the Love of Being Irish author Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks on his Youtube channel IrishmanSpeaks. Laugh and Learn.

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

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaksto Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish History