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On August 6, 1775, Daniel O'Connell , 'The Liberator,' one of the most influential men in Irish history was born near Cahirciveen, County Kerry.

On August 6, 1775, Daniel O'Connell , 'The Liberator,' one of the most influential men in Irish history was born near Cahirciveen, County Kerry.

On April 21, 1871, John Fitzpatrick - Labor leader, Irish nationalist - was born in Athlone, County Westmeath.

On April 21, 1871, John Fitzpatrick - Labor leader, Irish nationalist - was born in Athlone, County Westmeath.

Today in Irish History – August 31, 1913 – Labour’s Bloody Sunday | The Irish Story

Today in Irish History – August 31, 1913 – Labour’s Bloody Sunday | The Irish Story

Ruins of Daniel O'Connell's Home Cahersiveen Co. Kerry by The Wild Geese Irish History, via Flickr

Ruins of Daniel O'Connell's Home Cahersiveen Co. Kerry by The Wild Geese Irish History, via Flickr

On August 27, 1798, the combined force of Gen. Humbert's small French invasion unit and western Irish rebels won one of the most famous battles ever fought in Ireland at Castlebar, County Mayo.

On August 27, 1798, the combined force of Gen. Humbert's small French invasion unit and western Irish rebels won one of the most famous battles ever fought in Ireland at Castlebar, County Mayo.

This Week in the History of the Irish:  LUAIN -- On July 1, 1897, Gen. Tom Barry, one of the finest guerrilla leaders of Ireland's War of Independence, was born in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork http://thenewwildgeese.com/profiles/blogs/this-week-in-the-history-of-the-irish-june-29-july-5

This Week in the History of the Irish: LUAIN -- On July 1, 1897, Gen. Tom Barry, one of the finest guerrilla leaders of Ireland's War of Independence, was born in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork http://thenewwildgeese.com/profiles/blogs/this-week-in-the-history-of-the-irish-june-29-july-5

On January 20, 1771, Don Hugo O'Conor was named Commandant Inspector of New Spain. O'Conor was born into a Jacobite family in Dublin in December 1734. The family name was most likely originally spelled O'Connor and changed as the result of frequent misspellings by Spanish speakers. One of Hugo's grandfathers had been forced to flee to Spain in 1652 and Hugo's father was also an Irish nationalist. By the time of Hugo O'Conor, Spain had a long tradition of taking in Irish exiles.

On January 20, 1771, Don Hugo O'Conor was named Commandant Inspector of New Spain. O'Conor was born into a Jacobite family in Dublin in December 1734. The family name was most likely originally spelled O'Connor and changed as the result of frequent misspellings by Spanish speakers. One of Hugo's grandfathers had been forced to flee to Spain in 1652 and Hugo's father was also an Irish nationalist. By the time of Hugo O'Conor, Spain had a long tradition of taking in Irish exiles.

On October 21, 1879, Andrew Kettle, Michael Davitt , and Charles Stewart Parnellmet in Dublin and founded one of the most important organizations in Irish history -- the Irish National Land League. The League's purpose was to reform the horrendous conditions faced by tenant-farmers throughout Ireland.

On October 21, 1879, Andrew Kettle, Michael Davitt , and Charles Stewart Parnellmet in Dublin and founded one of the most important organizations in Irish history -- the Irish National Land League. The League's purpose was to reform the horrendous conditions faced by tenant-farmers throughout Ireland.

The Liberator: Daniel O'Connell, Irish Political Hero of the Early 1800s: Daniel O'Connell, The Liberator

The Liberator: Daniel O'Connell, Irish Political Hero of the Early 1800s

The Liberator: Daniel O'Connell, Irish Political Hero of the Early 1800s: Daniel O'Connell, The Liberator

Animals were often kept in the house to add extra body heat. Just think of the mess and smell.

Animals were often kept in the house to add extra body heat. Just think of the mess and smell.

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