"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


May 14th – May 20th

This Week in Irish History – May 14th – May 20

May 14th, 1893

Birth of Captain George Edward Henry ‘McIrish’ McIlroy , receiver of a Distinguished Flying Cross Medal by British RAF after shooting down 47 German aircraft during World War One. Was stationed in Dublin, during Easter Rising, but refused to fire on Republican rebels.


Eoin MacNeill

May 15th, 1867

Eoin MacNeill is born. Gaelic scholar, co-founder of the Gaelic League and founder of the Irish Volunteers.

Daniel O’Connell

May 15th, 1847

Daniel O’Connell dies in Genoa, Italy.


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