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The True Story of Thanksgiving

Posted by Mike McCormack on November 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 10 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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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 19-25

Posted by The Wild Geese on November 18, 2017 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

LUAIN-- 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 system that ran along…

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The Dromkeen Ambush: Down Into the Mire in County Limerick

Posted by Joe Gannon on November 13, 2017 at 10:00am 4 Comments

On the cool, pleasant night of St. Stephens day, December 26, 1920, over two hundred men and women were dancing, eating and enjoying themselves at Caherguillamore House, three miles northeast of Bruff, in County Limerick. The Martin brothers from Bruff were providing the music. This was not a commonplace…

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Hercules Mulligan – Washington’s Man in New York

Posted by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2017 at 6:30pm 3 Comments

By Liam Murphy

The last day of the American War for Independence was 25th November 1783, when, after an occupation of over seven years, the British evacuated New York City, and Washington, leading elements of the American…

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Project USS Gallagher Update

Posted by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2017 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Our Goal: A US Navy Ship To Be Named For Cpl. Patrick "Bob" Gallagher USMC, NC

We write to tell you about our most recent achievements with regards to having the US Navy name a ship in honor of Cpl Patrick "Bob" Gallagher! It…

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That Time of Year Again

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on November 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

 I haven’t posted for a few weeks and my Irish guilt is gnawing at me! So it’s back to business as “that time of year,” aka “the holidays,” is fast approaching. I’ve already started…

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The Poet

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on November 9, 2017 at 9:00pm 12 Comments



To the memory of a visionary born on this day 10 November 1879.

Thank you, Patrick, for your bravery, commitment and inspiration.

This is a personal tribute to a handful of dreamers, the brave men and women of Ireland, the poet and the grocer, the tobacconist and the…

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150th Anniversary of the Execution ('Judicial Murder') of 'The Manchester Martyrs'

Posted by Robert J. Bateman on November 5, 2017 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

On the 150th anniversary of their deaths (November 23rd), let us pause to commemorate, the brave Fenian heroes forever known in Irish history as  “THE MANCHESTER MARTYRS” .  

(Left: A 19th century…

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Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

Posted by Anne Casey on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am 1 Comment

Image: 'Falling' by Jane Theau (2017)

When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of…

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The Heart of the Wild West: Choose Your Own Adventure!

Posted by Wild West Irish Tours on October 29, 2017 at 10:00am 0 Comments



As of today, you now have the opportunity to virtually visit the Wild West of Ireland.…

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