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July 3rd in Irish History

A proclamation passed on July 3, 1605 forced all Catholics to attend services at the established church and all Catholic priests were forced to leave Ireland.

July 3rd In Irish History

Sinn Fein party was banned by British on July 3, 1918.

July 2nd In Irish History

July 2, 1690 King James ll left Ireland for England.

July 1st In Irish History

On July 1, 1681 St. Oliver Plunkett was hung, drawn and quartered in England.

Three most delightful things to see, a garden of white potatoes covered in blossoms, a ship under sail and a woman after giving birth.

Three Kinds of Poor People

There are three kinds of poor people; the man poor by the will of God,  the man poor by his own will and the man poor even if he pawned the world.

Bull Island’s Beauty

Bull Island is a short distance from Dublin city.  It is noted for butterflies, wild flowers, red fox, grey seals and many species of birds.  It has beautiful beaches and 2 golf courses.

In Ireland children celebrating birthdays are traditionally raised into the air upside down and their heads are bumped gently against the floor, one bump for every year of age and an extra bump to grow on.

G.B. Shaw Quote

“I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.”  GB Shaw

“The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots but the Scots haven’t seen the joke yet.”  Oliver Herford

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