Friday, 13 December 2013 18:07

Robert Emmet - Famous Dublin Patriot

Robert Emmet 18th Century Patriot - Remembered In Song & Verse As sentence of death was about to be proclaimed, Robert Emmet stood up in the dock and stated ‘When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written’. Robert Emmet was born in Dublin in 1778 and was a student at Trinity College in 1795 when the masters of the educational establishment informed Robert that he was…
Saturday, 07 December 2013 21:25

Henry Grattan - Famous Dublin Rights Campaigner

Henry Grattan - Dublin Born Lawyer Opposed Penal Laws On Irish "Grattan's Parliament" is the name usually given to the two decades of parliamentary independence which ended with the Act of Union in 1800. Certainly, there was much celebration in 1782, and parliament voted its hero £50,000 in gratitude. The final years of the 18th century saw great commercial activity, and a prosperous Dublin acquired many of the handsome Georgian buildings for which it is noted today. However, Grattan soon…
Catherine McCauley: Founder Of Mercy Order Of Nuns In 1831 The foundation set up by Catherine McAuley on 12 th December 1831 was called the ‘Sisters Of Mercy’ and developed internationally to become the largest religious congregation of women in the English speaking world. The ideals and aspirations set out in her memorandum only sought to help the needy and poor in society throughout the world. Care and human consideration was her prime criteria amongst the majority who followed Catherine…