Today in Irish History – 13 November:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

In the Liturgical calendar, it is the Feast day of St. Kilian of Aubigny. In the 7th century, he became the only Irish person in the entire history of the Church to be offered the Papacy; he declined the honour.

867 – Death of Pope Nicholas I.

1643 – Charles I appoints James Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormond as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

1726 – At Clonmel, Joseph Slattery, MP for Blessington, dies from wounds received in a duel with Stephen Moore, MP for Fethard.

1872 – Birth of John MacIntosh Lyle, in Connor, Co Antrim. Emigrating to Canada as a young child, Lyle was an architect, urban planner, and teacher active in the late 19th century and into the first half of the 20th century. He was a leading Canadian architect in the Beaux Arts style and was involved in the City Beautiful movement in several Canadian cities. In…

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