The death of Saint Patrick

March 17, 461 Saul, Northern Ireland Saint Patrick dies A large boulder was placed in 1900 in Saint Patrick’s honor at Down Cathedral, where he is traditionally thought to be buried. The stone was engraved with the name PATRIC and a cross. Later, in 1985, a second stone and plaque was added which reads: Saint…

Investigation team announces the discovery of a “significant” number of human child remains at non-operational home for unwed mothers

March 3, 2017 Tuam, Ireland The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation announces a “significant” amount of human remains had been found at the Mother and Baby Home, a closed home for unwed mothers and their children The Catholic-run Mother and Baby Home operated between 1925 and 1961, taking in unwed mothers and their…

The brutal murders of two IRA brothers

November 26, 1920 Shanaglish, Ireland Brothers Pat (29) and Harry Loughnane (22) are beaten, murdered, burned, and hastily buried by Black and Tans (colloquial term for the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve) The Loughnanes were members of the IRA (the Irish Republican Army, an army who used guerrilla warfare tactics against British forces in Ireland)…