This Day the 7th of December in Irish History.
In the year: 1922
The six counties of Northern Ireland opt out of the Free State
In the year: 521
Birth of St. Columcille, Irish bard and monk honored in all the Celtic lands
In the year: 1768
William Bulkely, an officer in the Irish Brigade of France, is born in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
In the year: 2000
Blackrock Castle in Cork City goes on the auction block with a starting bid of £850,000. There are no bidders.
In the year: 1879
Birth in Tralee, Co. Kerry of Austin Stack, anti-Treaty nationalist