October 07

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1921 The Anglo-Irish conference (Treaty talks) opened in London.
  • 1910 Henry McIlhenny, art collector and philanthropist who in 1979 donated his Donegal estate—which opened as Glenveagh National Park in 1984—to the Irish State, was born in Philadelphia.
  • 1843 Daniel O’Connell’s campaign for repeal of the Act of Union was effectively terminated when his ‘monster meeting’ at Clontarf was banned.

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