January 13

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1968 The 58-acre island Ireland’s Eye and 220 acres of the Hill of Howth, Dublin, were presented to the Irish state by Christopher Gaisford-St Lawrence.
  • 1941 James Joyce, writer, died in Zurich from a duodenal ulcer.
  • 1843 The Great Storm of Friday 13th claimed the lives of over 100 fishermen along the coasts of Ireland and Britain. Forty-six fishermen from Newcastle, Co. Down, along with 27 others from the nearby village of Annalong were drowned in Dundrum Bay.

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