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PostSubject: On this day 25 December in Irish History   Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:21 pm

25 December 1245: The terrible and unusual snow that had been falling in Ireland for the previous few weeks finally ended:

Poisonous
snow fell on the night of the festival of Saint Nicholas,
[Dec.6]
which took off the heels and toes of those who walked
in it; and this snow did not disappear until Christmas
arrived.


Annals of Loch Cé


25 December 1796: The Irish Patriot Wolfe Tone, lamented the fate of his Expedition to free Ireland from English rule on this day. As the winds off Cape Clear continued to prevent a landing from being attempted he wrote in his Journal:

December 25th: The wind continues right ahead, so that it is absolutely impossible to work up to the landing-place, and God knows when it will change. .... This day, at twelve, the wind blows a gale, still from the east, and our situation is now as critical as possible; for it is morally certain that this day or tomorrow on the morning the English fleet will be in the harbour's mouth, and then adieu to everything."
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PostSubject: Re: On this day 25 December in Irish History   Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:12 pm

Fuair Harold Pinter bás 2008.

The Homecoming - Bíonn an fhírinne searbh

RIP
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PostSubject: Re: On this day 25 December in Irish History   Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:16 pm

Cath Cionn tSáile 1601......bhuel...braitheann sé ar d'fhéilire
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PostSubject: Re: On this day 25 December in Irish History   Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:30 pm

SeathrúnCeitinn wrote:
Cath Cionn tSáile 1601......bhuel...braitheann sé ar d'fhéilire

IIRC that is the date in the O.S.

and that in the N.S. is New Years Eve/New Years Day.
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PostSubject: Re: On this day 25 December in Irish History   Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:50 pm

Brandubh wrote:
SeathrúnCeitinn wrote:
Cath Cionn tSáile 1601......bhuel...braitheann sé ar d'fhéilire

IIRC that is the date in the O.S.

and that in the N.S. is New Years Eve/New Years Day.

3rd Jan according to the Irish and Spanish I read somewhere I think
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