On this day: Xenophobia in America

This anti-Irish propaganda image was published in American magazine in Harper's Weekly on the 2nd of September, 1871. Created by famed German-born caricaturist Thomas Nast

This anti-Irish propaganda image was published in American magazine in Harper’s Weekly on the 2nd of September, 1871. Created by famed German-born caricaturist Thomas Nast, the man commonly credited with creating the modern-day image of Santa Claus, it was titled “The Usual Irish Way of Doing Things”.

On this day: a Charity Concert in Ireland

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This photograph shows girls dressed in costume for a charity performance in the village of Kilmeaden in County Waterford, Ireland. Tuesday 2nd September, 1930.

The performance was organised by Lady Irene Graham of Mount Congreve, a Georgian mansion in the district.

On this day: Rural Ireland in 1911

These images, taken by H. Allison & Co. Photographers and dated the 3rd of August, 1911, show life in rural County Armagh, Ireland.

Now part of Northern Ireland, this is the predominantly Catholic area of Derrynoose, specifically the townland of Tivnacree.

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On this day: a Wedding in Northern Ireland

Newlyweds, the Hamills, pose for a wedding portrait in Northern Ireland on the 17th of October, 1935. The couple also posed with their wedding party, and at the church with their guests. The bride also posed outside her wedding car.

The bride and groom were from the town of Dungannon, the third-largest in County Tyrone.

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Creator-_H__Allison_&_Co__Photographers_(5279797155)Hamill family of Dungannon, County Tyrone - Wedding Portrait 17th October 1935 Northern Ireland. Vintage Wedding. Vintage Bride..

On this day: the Battle of Castlebar

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On the 27th of August, 1798, a rebellion took place in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.

In what would come to be known either as the Battle of Castlebar or the Castlebar Races, a force of two-thousand Irish rebels and French troops defeated six-thousand British troops.

This event was part of the larger failed Irish Rebellion of that year.

On this day: the destruction of Duckett’s Grove

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Duckett’s Grove, a great house in County Carlow, Ireland, was destroyed by fire on the 20th of April, 1933.

Built around 1830 for the Duckett family, they lived at the house until 1916, when a family dispute between the only remaining family members – none of them male (males would usually inherit) – led to the house’s management being taken over by locals.

By 1930 the house was being used by the Irish Republican Army, and when they left the property it was still in good condition.

In 1933, a week after local farmers – who had been managing the estate – reported a minor fire at the house, Duckett’s Grove burnt in earnest over the course of a night.

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Today, the frame of the house still stands.