Today in Irish History: 18th December …

Loving this daily blogs!! Really interesting stories of what happened on this day but in the past. Certainly something I will try to look at everyday

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

In the liturgical calendar, today is the feast day of St. Flannan, first Bishop of Clare. Saint Flannan was an Irish saint who lived in the 7th century and was the son of a king of Thomond. He entered Molua’s monastery at Killaloe and seems to have become abbot there. He is remembered as a great preacher. St. Flannan 7th. cent. bishop. Son of an Irish chieftain, Turlough he made a pilgrimage to Rome where Pope John IV consecrated him. On his return he became first bishop of Killaloe and also preached in the Hebrides.

1781 – Barry Yelverton introduces the bill that will become Yelverton’s Act; the bill is an amendment of Poyning’s Act and states that only bills passed by both Irish houses of Parliament would be forwarded to England for assent (see entry for July 27, 1782).

1798 – James Henry, physician and classical scholar, is born…

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