Today in Celtic History
September 17, 1745

Bonnie Prince Charles.

September 17, 1745


Bonnie Prince Charles entered Edinburgh. A bagpiper played "The King Shall Enjoy His Own Again"a tune inspired by a longing for the Stuart restoration.


The Jacobite cause was still supported by many Highland Clans, both Catholic and Protestant, and the Catholic Charles hoped for a warm welcome from these clans to start an insurgency by Jacobites throughout Britain, but there was no immediate response. Charles raised his father's standard at Glenfinnan and there raised a large enough force to enable him to march on the city of Edinburgh, which quickly surrendered.

What else happened today on September 17

September 17, 1711
John Holwell, surgeon and survivor of 'Black Hole of Calcutta' is born in Dublin
September 17, 1745
Prince Charles Edward Stuart took up residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.
September 17, 1798
3000 French troops depart for Ireland from Brest
September 17, 1854
David Dunbar Buick was born at, 26 Green Street, Arbroath. He emigrated to the USA with his parents at the age of two. Although he founded the Buick Manufacturing Company which later became General Motors, it was William C. Durant who grew the company.
September 17, 1903
Frank O'Connor, (pseudonym of Michael O'Donovan), short-story writer and author of poetic translations from Irish is born in Cork
September 17, 1920
Birth of Chaim Herzog, former president of Israel, born in Belfast and educated in Dublin
September 17, 1930
The Free State is elected to the council of the League of Nations
September 17, 1937
Ten young men, potato-pickers from Achill Island, die when a bothy catches fire on a farm at Kirkintilloch, Scotland