Today in Irish History – 26 September:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

In the Liturgical calendar, today is Feast day of St. Colman.

1289 – ‘All men of good will to the king’, both Irish and English, in Munster and Leinster are summoned to Buttevant in Leix (Queen’s County). A ten-day expedition which begins on this date, subdues and forces the local Irish into an uneasy peace.

1713 – Charles Lucas, physician, MP and political radical, is born in Ballingaddy, Ennis, Co Clare.

1792 – Birth of Captain William Hobson. Born in Waterford, he was the first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waiting.

1902 – James Dillon, politician and Fine Gael leader is born in Dublin.

1920 – Ambush in Bunadreen, Co Kerry.

1920 – Black and Tans burned the village of Kilkee, Co Clare.

1930 – Saor Éire, a republican/socialist party, is founded by Peadar O’Donnell, Seán MacBride and other IRA members; it, the IRA and…

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