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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