Today in Irish History – 9 October:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1651 – The Navigation Act provides that goods imported to any Commonwealth lands shall be carried in English ships only.

1834 – Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.

1849 – First tenant protection society established at Callan, Co Kilkenny.

1895 – Victoria Cross winner Billy McFadzean is born in Lurgan, Co Armagh. He was awarded the VC posthumously for his bravery on July 1 1916 at the Battle of the Somme.

1913 – Birth of golfer Harry “The Brad” Bradshaw near Delgany, Co Wicklow.

1921 – The delegation from Dáil Éireann arrived in London.

1922 – A civilian, Henry Moore, was shot dead by raiders to his house at Stillorgan, Co Dublin.

1922 – An ambush of a National Army patrol takes place near Enniscorthy, Wexford, two Free State officers are mortally wounded and two civilians are wounded.

1946 –…

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