#OTD in Irish History – 10 August:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1316 – Battle of Athenry: Irish rising in support of Edward the Bruce of Scotland.

1636 – The Annals of the Four Masters is completed. The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland (Annala Rioghachta Éireann) or the Annals of the Four Masters (Annala na gCeithre Mháistrí) are a chronicle of medieval Irish history. The entries span from the deluge, dated as 2242 years after creation to AD 1616.

1719 – The House of Commons proposes that all unregistered priests in Ireland should be branded on the cheek. The plan is ultimately abandoned.

1848 – Birth of painter, William Harnett in Clonakilty, Co Cork. Shortly after his birth his family emigrated to America, settling in Philadelphia. He practiced a troupe l’ceil (literally, “fool the eye”) style of realistic painting. His still lifes of ordinary objects, arranged on a ledge or hanging from a nail, are painted in such a way that…

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