Today in Irish History – 1 October (Deireadh Fómhair):

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1600 – Robert Grave, Church of Ireland Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin, and his family drown in Dublin Bay on their way home to Wexford by sea.

1796 – The Royal College of St. Patrick, a Catholic seminary, is opened in Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

1751 – Cornelius Bolton, politician, Volunteer and improving landlord is born.

1761 – In the climate of sectarian tension created partly by the Mathew-Maude controversy, the Whiteboys, a violent agrarian protest movement, begins in Tipperary and spreads through Munster and West Leinster.

1796 – The Royal College of St. Patrick a Catholic seminary, is opened in Maynooth, Co Kildare.

1908 – The Model T is launched and would go onto sell more than 15 million units. Henry Ford’s father William Ford was born in County Cork and was one of many to emigrate from Ireland due to poverty and starvation. Ford visited Ireland in 1912, 65…

View original post 433 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s