In the decade after the passing of the Poor Relief (Ireland) Act of 1838, the workhouse system was rolled out across Ireland. Irish workhouses were created to house the destitute […]

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SEPTEMBER 01/1715 Louis XIV of France, known as the ‘Sun King’, died in Versailles, after reigning for just over 72 years—the longest reign in European history. 01/1975 The IRA killed […]

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Henry VIII was a fat, adulterous heretic! I can now say that without fear of prosecution because the centuries-old law protecting that king, along with almost 6,000 other laws, has […]

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While on a recent holiday to Krakow, Poland, I took the opportunity to visit nearby Auschwitz, where at least 1.1 million people were exterminated by the Nazis, 90% of them […]

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SEPTEMBER 02 Wed 8pm Cill Dara Historical Society, Áras Bhríde, Kildare Town. The Malones of Claregate Street. 07 Mon 8pm Celbridge History Group, Celbridge Library. Art O’Connor (Judge) of Elm […]

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