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 On this Day: 20th April in Irish History

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PostSubject: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:10 am

Well, it's officially the 20th for the past 10 minutes, so the title's correct!

1879: A mass meeting was held in Irishtown on the 20th April, 1879 at Irishtown (Dry Mills). John O'Connor Power was to be the main speaker at the meeting, which had originally been planned for February. The meeting was postponed and, as a result, one Michael Davitt became involved with its organisation.


1916: The Aud captured with arms meant for rising


There's scant information on Irish history on this day on the web. Can anyone else point us in the direction of more info to post?


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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:43 am

20 April 1796: First stone of new buildings of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, was laid by Lord Lieutenant Camden. The College was established in 1795 by the Catholic Church with British Government backing. This was in order to facilitate the education of Priests in Ireland due to the Revolutionionary situation on the Continent.


20 April 1888: The Vatican issued a Papal Rescript, which denounced the Plan of Campaign being pursued in Ireland against exploitative Landlords. Pope Leo XIII was concerned of the clergy’s involvement in purely political matters and wished to limit the Catholic Church being at loggerheads with the British Empire as a result.


20 April 1896: The first moving films were shown in Ireland at Dan Lowry’s Music Hall in Dublin.

20 April 1912: The author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, died in London on this day.



20 April 1916 The Aud, (a.k.a. SMS Libau), under Captain Karl Spindler reached Tralee Bay after evading the patrols of both the British 10th Cruiser Squadron, and local Auxiliary Royal Navy boats. The Captain and his crew of twenty two men, all of whom were volunteers had set sail from the Baltic port of Lubeck on 9 April. She was laden with an estimated 20,000 rifles, 1000,000 rounds of ammunition, 10 machine guns, and explosives destined for use in the Rising. Unbeknownst to the Captain the men sent to meet him has been killed or injured in a car accident on the coast road.

20 April 1974: A Catholic petrol station owner James Murphy became the 1,000th victim of ‘the Troubles’ when his body was discovered by the side of the road in County Fermanagh.


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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:20 pm

Go raibh míle, Brandubh, lots of new info on this day in Irish history. I couldn't find that much elsewhere on the web.
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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:15 pm

Thanks but please note I have updated the entry on the Aud.
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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:47 pm

Brandubh, this is always a great thread to read. Thanks for your continued interest and efforts - I certainly enjoy it. You too AT.
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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:42 pm

Is it true that Maynooth was deliberately located on marshy ground in order to sicken the trainee priests? There's about a million drains around the place now but it was very bad when it was first built.
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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:08 am

Kate P wrote:
Brandubh, this is always a great thread to read. Thanks for your continued interest and efforts - I certainly enjoy it. You too AT.

You're welcome, Kate P!
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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:17 am

905 wrote:
Is it true that Maynooth was deliberately located on marshy ground in order to sicken the trainee priests? There's about a million drains around the place now but it was very bad when it was first built.

Don't know but there sure was a rotten smell constantly in evidence in my days down there! No
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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:17 am

Kate P wrote:
Brandubh, this is always a great thread to read. Thanks for your continued interest and efforts - I certainly enjoy it. You too AT.

Cheers! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:23 am

Brandubh wrote:
905 wrote:
Is it true that Maynooth was deliberately located on marshy ground in order to sicken the trainee priests? There's about a million drains around the place now but it was very bad when it was first built.

Don't know but there sure was a rotten smell constantly in evidence in my days down there! No

Couldn't that have been down to slurry spreading or other mad culchie things?
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PostSubject: Re: On this Day: 20th April in Irish History   Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:18 pm

No, it was eight hundred years of British exploitation he smelt, ya feckin' West Brit! Don't put this down to the Culchies.

If you read the Maynooth chapter of Mo Scéal Féin by Peadar Ó Laoighre, you'll see what I'm talking about. But the conspiracy is that it was deliberate on the part of perfidious Albion.
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