Today in Irish History – 10 September:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1315 – Battle of Connor: Major victory for Edward the Bruce in his invasion of Ulster.

1602 – “Red” Hugh O’Donnell dies in Simancas, Spain; evidence suggests he was poisoned by an English spy.

1641 – Oliver Cromwell seizes Drogheda.

1763 – The Freeman’s Journal is founded in Dublin by Charles Lucas.

1831 – Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is born in Rosscarbery, Co Cork.

1850 – In Thurles, it is the final day of the first canonical synod of the Irish church, summoned by Paul Cullen.

1919 – Dáil Éireann is suppressed as a ‘dangerous association’ by the British government and membership is deemed to be a crime.

1923 – The Irish Free State is admitted into the League of Nations.

1842 – Death of Waterford born William Hobson, naval officer and the first Governor of New Zealand when it was designated a separate colony of Great Britain in 1840.


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