Today in Irish History – 14 June:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

In the Liturgical calendar, today is the Feast day of Caomhán of Inisheer, a 6th-century saint. Caomhan is the patron saint of Inisheer (Inis Oírr), the smallest of the Aran Islands. Even though he is “by far the most celebrated of all the saints of the Aran Islands”, little is known about him. He is said to have been a disciple of Saint Enda of Aran. He is also said to be the elder brother of Saint Kevin of Glendalough although no corresponding legend exists in Co Wicklow to support this claim.

1690 – William of Orange lands at Carrickfergus.

1699 – The second session of the second Irish parliament of William III is dissolved on this date.

1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Government reinforcements begin to march from Cork and the midlands; Rebels send small detachment to Mountpleasant, in Co Wicklow. In Ulster, the Rebels disperse.

1866 – Charles…

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