"History is past politics, and politics present history." John Robert Seeley

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." Aristotle


Today in Irish History – May 13th

 Today in Irish History – May 12th


Iona 563 A.D.


            563 – St. Columcille establishes a monastic community on Iona Island









A. Hamilton Rowan


           1751 – Archibald Hamilton Rowan, nationalist and United Irishman, is born in London







Daniel O'Connell


        1823 – Daniel O’Connell founds the Catholic Association 







Frances Hughes 1981


       1981 – Francis Hughes, Irish political prisoner,

                         dies on hunger strike, in Maze Prison, near Lisburn, Co. Antrim.









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