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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.
Click Here to go to the Personal Histories page
1890 Joseph Biggar, Belfast-born pork merchant and Home Rule MP for Cavan since 1874, died. A year after his election Biggar initiated the policy of obstruction in the House of Commons, which was taken up and pursued successfully by Charles Stewart Parnell.
1717 David Garrick, influential English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer, born.