National Day of Commemoration (Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta) held on the nearest Sunday to this date commemorating all Irish people who died in past wars or United Nations peacekeeping missions.
1792 – A gathering of some ten Irish harpers and one Welsh begins in Belfast; the objective is to collect the remaining fragments of the tradition; melodies are transcribed by Edward Bunting and others See our article on the great harpist/composer O’Carolan.
1798 – United Irish Rebellion: Rebels attack Clonard, Co Meath.
1798 – Sir Joseph Larmor, mathematician, physicist and politician, is born in Magheragall, Co Antrim.
1839 – Birth of artist and engraver, William John Hennessy in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. His father, John Hennessy, was forced to leave Ireland in 1848 as a result of his involvement in the Young Ireland movement. William, his mother Catherine, and brother joined their father in New York in 1849. Hennessy developed a skill…
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