This Day the 26th of July in Irish History.
In the year: 1927
Entertainer, Danny La Rue is born Daniel Patrick Carroll in Co. Cork
In the year: 2001
Thirteen-year old Michael Beirne wins first prize in the Irish Animation Festival competition.
In the year: 1782
Birth of composer John Field in Dublin. His nocturnes for piano are the inspiration for much of Chopin’s work
In the year: 1998
Robert Saulters, the Grand Master of the Orange Order, puts his leadership on the line with a call for talks with nationalist residents
In the year: 1950
Sir Gilbert Laithwaite and John Dulanty are installed as the first UK ambassador to Ireland and Irish ambassador to the UK respectively