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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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1992 Eight workers were killed when the IRA detonated a 500lb roadside bomb as a bus carrying employees of a construction company engaged in work at British army and RUC bases drove past at Teebane, between Cookstown and Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
1992 The IRA detonated a 500lb roadside bomb at Teebane Cross, between Cookstown and Omagh, Co. Tyrone, as a bus carrying workers from Karl Construction drove past. Eight workers were killed. The firm was engaged in work for the security forces.
1866 George Petrie, antiquarian, scholar and collector of traditional music, died.
1861 Lola Montez (stage name of Irish-born Marie Delores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert), dancer and femme de scandale, died in New York.
1860 Douglas Hyde, scholar, co-founder of the Gaelic League (1893) and first president of Ireland (1938–45), was born in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, the son of Revd Arthur Hyde, rector of Tibohine, Frenchpark.