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Dublin Almanack

01/01/1776

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316 Remarkable Events. 123 tied The bakers drawn on hurdles through the streets, at horses tails, for using false weights. Steeple of Christ- church demolished by storm. First college erected in St. Patrick's church, by Alex- ander de Bicknor, archbishop of Dublin. Wheat fold at 6d. a bushel. 14,000 people carried off by a remarkable pestilence. A second justice appointed, at the salary of 40 marks. St. Patrick's cathedral burnt. Re- built by archbp. Minot. St. Patrick's steeple began to be built, by the same. Dublin bridge fell.— Rebuilt in 1428.— Since called the Old- bridge. t > — The statutes of Kilkenny and Dublin confirmed, in a par- liament, held in the latter under the E. of Ormond, Citizens fitted out a fleet, in aid of K. Henry ; invaded Scotland and Wales ; brought from the latter the shrine of St. Cubius, and placed it in Christ- church. Henry IV. granted the chief magistrates a gilded swordp to be borne before them. Thomas Cusack appointed first mayor of Dublin. Birmingham- tower built.— Pulled down in 1774. Henry V. landed at Clontarf, near Dublin. A mint erected in the castle, where silver coin, and brass money, were coined. Groats, Two- pences, Pence, Halfpence, and Farthings, coined in Dublin. The city visited by a plague. The like. Fire arms introduced into Dublin, being a present to the E. of Kildare, then chief governor. The city besieged by the son of the E. of Kildare, L. D. Mayor obliged to go annually, in procession, bare- foot through the city, by way of penance for quarrelling in St. Patrick's- church. A plague visited the city. Plays acted before the E. of Offory, and several of the Nobility, on Hoggin- green, now College- green. George Brown, archbp. of Dublin, the first prelate in Ireland who embraced the reformation. Henry VIII. granted to the citizens the dissolved mo- nastery
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