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…
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