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Today in Irish History
13 June

1713
Jonathan Swift becomes Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
1798
At the Battle of Ballinahinch, Co. Down, the United Irishmen under Munro were defeated.
1865
Birth of William Butler Yeats, author and Nobel laureate.
1951
Éamon de Valera becomes Taoiseach again after a three year period in opposition.
1971
Death of Máiréad Ní Ghráda, author.
2006
Death of Charles Haughey, politician.


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