1848 – Birth of Francis O’Neill, the Police Chief who saved Irish Music is born near Bantry, Co Cork. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Francis O’Neill, the Police Chief who saved Irish Music is born in Tralibane, Co Cork. After emigrating to the United States, he joined the Chicago police force in 1873, eventually serving as Chief of Police from 1901-1905. Chief O’Neill had a strong interest in Irish music from his childhood, an Irish music and tradition that…

1848 – Birth of Francis O’Neill, the Police Chief who saved Irish Music is born near Bantry, Co Cork. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in 1849 – The brig Hannah transported emigrants to Canada during An Gorta Mór. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

The brig Hannah transported emigrants to Canada during An Gorta Mór. She is known for the terrible circumstances of her 1849 shipwreck, in which the captain and two officers left the sinking ship aboard the only lifeboat, leaving passengers and the rest of the crew to fend for themselves. Hannah was built at Norton, New…

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#OTD in 1906 – Birth of playwright, Samuel Beckett, in Foxrock, Co Dublin. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

“We are all born mad. Some remain so.” –Samuel Beckett An Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. During the 1930s and 1940s…

via #OTD in 1906 – Birth of playwright, Samuel Beckett, in Foxrock, Co Dublin. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

#OTD in 1922 – Michael Collins addressed a mass meeting at the Grand Parade in Co Cork. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

This British Pathe video shows Michael Collins addressing a large gathering about the Anglo-Irish Treaty before it gets broken up by several men firing guns in the crowd, however, Collins refused to be frightened by the opponents’ tactics. Collins can be seen on a platform above the crowd as they wave hats and handkerchiefs at…

via #OTD in 1922 – Michael Collins addressed a mass meeting at the Grand Parade in Co Cork. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Irish Wolfhounds | “Gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked” — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

Irish Wolfhounds are one of the oldest breeds of dogs recorded in the history of man. They appear in early Irish law tracts under the name “Cú” (modern Irish word for hound). The dogs are known as the “gentle giants” of the canine world expressed in the breed slogan, “Gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked”.…

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#OTD in 1846 – Cork Examiner reports death by starvation. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

‘A Coroners inquest was held on the lands of Redwood, in the Parish of Lorha, on yesterday, the 24th, on the body of Daniel Hayes, who for several days subsisted almost on the refuse of vegetables, and went out on Friday morning in quest of something in the shape of food, but he had not…

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#OTD in 1913 – Irish-American, Henry Ford, institutes the first moving assembly line for the auto industry. — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford Henry Ford’s father, William Ford, was born in Co Cork and was one of many to emigrate from Ireland due to poverty and hunger (An Gorta Mór). Ford visited Ireland in 1912, 65…

via #OTD in 1913 – Irish-American, Henry Ford, institutes the first moving assembly line for the auto industry. — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Brehon Laws | Children and the status Women in early Ireland — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Prior to the Anglo-Norman invasions Ireland was home to between 80-140 independent petty kingdoms called túatha. A person’s idea of nationhood was local to their home túath and kin-group (fine). Each túath had its king elected from among its noble grades, each had their own customs and traditions, styles of dress, particular songs and legends…

via Brehon Laws | Children and the status Women in early Ireland — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Ireland. Farming in the Good Old Days. — IRELAND – MALTA – TRAVEL

Ireland of the past was truly an agricultural economy. A century ago two thirds of Irish farms were owner-occupied and this trend was to gather pace in the following decades. The size structure of farms was heavily weighted towards smaller holdings: about 230,000 farms were less than 30 acres in contrast with around 50,000 today. […]

via Ireland. Farming in the Good Old Days. — IRELAND – MALTA – TRAVEL

Ireland reclaiming its greenery with plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040 to tackle climate change — Life & Soul Magazine

The Emerald Isle is reclaiming its green as Ireland announced plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040, as part of its efforts to tackle climate change. Ireland first announced its climate plan in June, pledging to create 19,768 acres of new forestry land a year. Now the country is aiming to plant 22million trees every year […]

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