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That field of glory. The story of Clontarf, from battleground to garden suburb Read More
Darkest Dublin: The story of the Church Street disaster and a pictorial account of the slums of Dublin in 1913 Read More
Personal Histories is an initiative by History Ireland,
which aims to capture the individual histories of Irish
people both in Ireland and around the world. It is hoped
to build an extensive database reflecting Irish lives,
giving them a chance to be heard, remembered and to
add their voice to the historical record.
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1912 Captain Robert Falcon Scott (43) died in Antarctica whilst returning from his expedition to the South Pole.
1859 The first edition of The Irish Times, Ireland’s first daily penny newspaper, appeared.
1793 Charlotte Brooke (c. 52), poet and translator, notably of Reliques of Irish poetry (1789), a collection of Ulster songs and poems in their original Irish forms along with her own translations, died. A daughter of the writer Henry Brooke (c. 1703–83), she was an ancestor of Lord Brookeborough, prime minister of Northern Ireland (1943–63).