Today in Irish History – 29 May:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1205 – King John makes Hugh de Lacy Earl of Ulster.

1660 – English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland. The Restoration of the English monarchy began in 1660 when the English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were all restored under Charles II after the Interregnum that followed the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

1666 – The Act of Uniformity confirms Guy Fawkes’ day (5 November) as an anniversary, and adds 30 January (execution of Charles I) and 29 May (the Restoration).

1722 – Birth of James Fitzgerald, 20th Earl of Kildare; Duke of Leinster; politician and Lord Justice.

1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Massacre at Gibbet Rath, between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are massacred by the British Army in Co Kildare.

1827 – Birth of Timothy Daniel Sullivan in Bantry, Co Cork. He was a nationalist, journalist, politician and poet who wrote…

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