This Day in Irish History

on the 22nd of June

In the year: 1932
Eucharistic Congress in Dublin begins. The high point is when over a million people gather for Mass in Phoenix Park

In the year: 1798
Rebel southern column marches through Sculloge Gap, into Co. Carlow. Rebel northern column marches to camp at Croghan

In the year: 1959
Birth of Michael Kinane - jockey - in Killenaule, Co. Tipperary

In the year: 1798
Execution of John Kelly, also known as 'Kelly of Killane'

In the year: 1997
Orange parades pass off quietly amid growing fears of a further stand-off at Drumcree