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'In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow' But Will They Grace Your Lapel?

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 18-24

Posted by The Wild Geese on November 17, 2018 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

MÁIRT -- On the morning of Nov. 20, 1917, the 16th Irish Division of the British army assaulted an area of the German lines known as "Tunnel Trench," named for an elaborate tunnel…

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The True Story of Thanksgiving

Posted by Mike McCormack on November 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 12 Comments

History, as written, is not always accurate. Revised versions of past events are often presented to support conclusions already reached - political or otherwise. Sadly, many of these revised…

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Giving Thanks for Irish Cheese

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on November 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

If you’re still looking to add an Irish “touch” to your American Thanksgiving meal, look no further than this delicious starter featuring Cashel Blue, Ireland’s first (and most delicious) blue cheese. This recipe comes from award-winning chef Kevin Dundon, proprietor of Dunbrody House in County Wexford,…

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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…

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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.…
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Totally Irish Gifts Celebrates Its 6th Anniversary!

Posted by Totally Irish Gifts on October 7, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

As we celebrate our 6th Anniversary this month, we really do feel honored to be part of our customers' gift giving for so many special occasions. These are mainly happy occasions, but we are also mindful that gifts are often purchased for loved ones who need a special thought when life gets tough. We love to hear from customers on why a…

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How Dad Won the War (Despite Almost Being Arrested for Sedition)

Posted by Jim Gregory on February 4, 2015 at 8:30am 1 Comment

The 2012 Olympic Games in London reminded me of my Dad (photo left, during World War 2). He lived in the great battered city during World War II, part of a colorful U.S. Army career that included:

* Discovering that the cook at…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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