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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 11-17

Posted by The Wild Geese on November 11, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

AOINE -- On Nov. 16, 1814, Michael Kelly Lawler, general in the Union army during the American Civil War, was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Lawler emigrated to the United States with his family at just 2 years of age. His family moved from New…


Remembering the Irish Who Fell in 'The Great War'

Posted by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 10:00am 5 Comments

November 11th, marks both Remembrance Day in Ireland and the “Commonwealth Countries,” and Veteran’s Day in the United States of America. Although no…


A U.S. Sailor Writes From His Post in Cork, 1918

Posted by Gerry Regan on November 10, 2016 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Navy veteran John Washington Michael Condon died as he lived, a gregarious man with a penchant for sharing a good story. He was one of my father’s numerous uncles, and was known to me through Dad’s recollections as Uncle Jack. As evidenced by the…


Singer Promotes WW1 Music of Irish 'Tommies'

Posted by The Wild Geese on June 11, 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

(First published 2/2/12) Dubliner Brendan MacQuaile’s book and one-man show, both titled …


A Soldier's Story: Sgt. Lawrence F. Condon

Posted by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm 5 Comments

Company L, 106th Infantry, U.S. Army

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The grave of Sgt. Lawrence F. Condon, St.…

General Charles Edward Jennings: 'Le Brave Kilmaine'

Posted by Joe Gannon on October 19, 2018 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

The port of Brest in the mid-1790s by Jean-François Hue (1751-1823)

As he watched the small French fleet carrying his friend Theobald Wolfe…


Treachery and Betrayal in South Armagh.

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on October 21, 2018 at 9:00am 0 Comments

In July 1690 the last battle fought on Irish soil between two kings, played out in the hills and valleys of the Boyne river valley in County Meath, Ireland. The battle was fought between the deposed king James II who was the last Roman Catholic monarch of England, and William III (William of Orange) the reigning…


New Figures on the Irish Who Fought for Canada in WW1

Posted by Fran Reddy on August 1, 2014 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

There's a very good article here from The Irish Times on new numbers from the Department of National Defence in Canada on the Irish who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War 1, although the number is likely…


Free Family History Database Access Helps Mark Armistice Centennial

Posted by Kieron Punch on November 9, 2018 at 7:30am 0 Comments

The (New York) Evening World declares the war over on Nov. 7, four days before the Armistice was formally signed. (Library of Congress)

To commemorate 100 years since the ending of the First World War, Find My Past is offering free access to its family history database collections this weekend from 12:00 noon (GMT)…


'Long Way to Tipperary' Traces Great War's Impact on Irish Family

Posted by Pat McMahon on March 20, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Hi all, if  members have an interest in the Irish involvement in World War I, the link here may be of benefit, It is a free online World War I exhibition titled 'it's a long way to Tipperary: An Irish story of the great war'. This project follows the lives of a single…



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