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September 19,

Cork’s Victoria Cross Winner – Painter Sean Keating – Dr. Barnardo

September 19: TODAY in Irish History:

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David Lord VC

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1889: Painter and Artist SEAN KEATING

Irish painter Sean Keating is  born in Limerick. Some sources suggest his birth date was Sept. 28th. Whatever, he was a great Irish gift to the world of painting.

This painting Men of the South is on display at the Crawford Gallery in my native Cork.

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1905: Philanthropist Dr. Thomas Barnardo

Dublin born Thomas Bernardo, philanthropist and founder of Dr. Bernardo’s Home for disadvantaged kids dies. Over one hundred years later, disadvantaged kids still benefit from his great work and vision.

Dr. Thomas Barnardo
Dr. Thomas Barnardo 1845-1905

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Barnardo studied medicine with the intention of doing medical missionary work in China although he never formally qualified as a doctor despite the title of his homes. However, the poverty and despair he saw amongst young children in the slums of London. With the support of some wealthy benefactors, Barnardo opened the first Dr. Barnardo’s in 1870. By the time Thomas Barnardo died in 1905, the charity he founded ran 96 homes caring for more than 8,500 children. Following his death his work continued and now Barnardo’s helps more than 190,000 children, young people and their families every year.

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READ: Detailed article on “Dr.” Thomas Barnardo

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1944: Victoria Cross Winner David Lord

Cork born David Lord (1913) was killed at Arnhem, Holland. Flight Lieutenant Lord was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in piloting a Dakota during resupply operations.

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David Lord VC
Cork born David Lord VC. 1913-1944,

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Lord’s VC citation reads:

“Flight Lieutenant Lord was pilot and captain of a Dakota aircraft detailed to drop supplies at Arnhem on the afternoon of the 19th September, 1944. Our airborne troops had been surrounded and were being pressed into a small area defended by a large number of anti-aircraft guns. Air crews were warned that intense opposition would be met over the dropping zone. To ensure accuracy they were ordered to fly at 900 feet when dropping their containers.

While flying at 1,500 feet near Arnhem the starboard wing of Flight Lieutenant Lord’s aircraft was twice hit by anti-aircraft fire. The starboard engine was set on fire. He would have been justified in leaving the main stream of supply aircraft and continuing at the same height or even abandoning his aircraft. But on learning that his crew were uninjured and that the dropping zone would be reached in three minutes he said he would complete his mission, as the troops were in dire need of supplies.

By now the starboard engine was burning furiously. Flight Lieutenant Lord came down to 900 feet, where he was singled out for the concentrated fire of all the anti-aircraft guns. On reaching the dropping zone he kept the aircraft on a straight, and level course while supplies were dropped. At the end of the run, he was told that two containers remained.

Although he must have known that the collapse of the starboard wing could not be long delayed, Flight Lieutenant Lord circled, rejoined the stream of aircraft and made a second run to drop the remaining supplies. These manoeuvres took eight minutes in all, the aircraft being continuously under heavy anti-aircraft fire.

His task completed, Flight Lieutenant Lord ordered his crew to abandon the Dakota, making no attempt himself to leave the aircraft, which was down to 500 feet. A few seconds later, the starboard wing collapsed and the aircraft fell in flames. There was only one survivor, who was flung out while assisting other members of the crew to put on their parachutes.

By continuing his mission in a damaged and burning aircraft, descending to drop the supplies accurately, returning to the dropping zone a second time and, finally, remaining at the controls to give his crew a chance of escape, Flight Lieutenant Lord displayed supreme valour and self-sacrifice.”

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June 17,

Shorthand Inventor John Gregg – The Pogues’ Phil Chevron – Poet Emily Lawless at Today in Irish History

June 17: TODAY in Irish History:

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Shorthand inventor John Gregg

Snippets of Irish History by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks 

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1845: Poet Emily Lawless

Emily Lawless

Emily Lawless 1845-1913

Irish novelist and poet Emily Lawless is born in County Kildare. She wrote a number of books but is probably best remembered for her book of poetry With the Wild Geese, an often forlorn, sorrowful book of poetry on the estimated 200,000 Irish who left Ireland from 1690-1750 to fight for continental armies of France and Spain primarily.

The poem After Aughrim (a pivotal battle in 1691 as Ireland fought a losing battle against English conquest) is representative of her work.

She said, ” They gave me of their best,

They lived, they gave their lives for me ;

I tossed them to the howling waste.

And flung them to the foaming sea.”

She said, ” I never gave them aught,

Not mine the power, if mine the will ;

I let them starve, I let them bleed, —

They bled and starved, and loved me still.”

She said, ” Ten times they fought tor me,

Ten times they strove with might and main.

Ten times I saw them beaten down,

Ten times they rose, and fought again.

She said, ” I stayed alone at home,

A dreary woman, grey and cold ;

I never asked them how they fared.

Yet still they loved me as of old.”

She said, ” I never called them sons,

I almost ceased to breathe their name.

Then caught it echoing down the wind.

Blown backwards from the lips of Fame.’

She said, Not mine, not mine that fame ;

Far over sea, far over land.

Cast forth like rubbish from my shores^

They won it yonder, sword in hand.”

She said, “God knows they owe me nought,

I tossed them to the foaming sea,

I tossed them to the howling waste,

Yet still their love comes home to me.

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READ: More poems by Emily Lawless

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1859: Painter Walter Osborne

Walter Osborne 1859-1903
Self-portrait in National Gallery of Ireland

Impressionist painter Walter Osborne is born in Rathmines, Co. Dublin.

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On Suffolk Sands by Walter Osborne

Walter Strickland’s 1913 Dictionery of Irish Artists states:

Walter Strickland’s 1913 Dictionery of Irish Artists states:

“Osborne was equally successful in portraiture, landscape, subjects and animals, and worked with equal facility in oil, water-colour, pastel and pencil.

Of engaging personality, he was held in affectionate regard by all his friends as a delightful companion and a true artist.

He died at his residence in Castlewood Avenue on the 24th April, 1903, of pneumonia, and was buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery

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1867: John Gregg, inventor of Gregg Shorthand is born in County Monaghan. He would die eighty years later in New York

Shorthand Inventor John Gregg 1867-1948

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1957: Phil Chevron (Phil Ryan), singer songwriter and Pogues guitarist is born in Dublin.

The Pogues: Phil Chevron front 2nd left with guitar

His most evocative Pogues work is Thousands are Sailing which he wrote shortly after landing in America for the first Pogues tour. Chevron says this time with the Pogues “were the best ten years of my life and the worst ten years!”

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WATCH: A Short History of Ireland

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

Irish gift ideas. Best selling Irish booksRonnie Drew and Luke Kelly - Musical Irish Gifts to the worldJoyce Image in For the Love of Being IrishMichael Collins: Image from 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.

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaks to Laugh and Learn.

Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish History TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)