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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 25 - October 1

Posted by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2016 at 10:00am 2 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 25, 1917, republican leader Thomas Ashe died on hunger strike. Trained as a teacher, Ashe was the principal of the Corduff National School, in Lusk, County Dublin, from 1908-16. A member of the Gaelic League and the Irish…


The Disappearing Ireland

Posted by Colm Herron on September 13, 2016 at 10:00pm 16 Comments

Both of my parents were from County Donegal here in Ireland, and there can’t be many areas more deprived and remote…


The Destruction of the Kingdom of Brega

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on September 14, 2016 at 7:30pm 6 Comments

Ask most people who they believe were the first group of foreigners to launch highly organized, violent raids in Ireland, and more often than not, they will say it was the Vikings, who raided Lambay Island in 795 A.D. What many people are not aware of is the…


Irish Revolution Premiere This Fall, 1916-2016

Posted by Daniel P Quinn on September 19, 2016 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

September Update: Making a Difference

Our book signings at the Landmark Tavern, and Kilkenny's went well as a whole. We just received a Matching Gift from Marion O'Neill our newest Patron @ PSEG. See

Mark your calendar's for a William Carlos Williams event In Rutherford, NJ on 9/17/16. WCW Poetry Symposium event…


Perfect Autumn Hors D’Oeuvres

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on September 19, 2016 at 7:00am 0 Comments

You’ll love this Irish cheese-inspired dip for the slightly Mediterranean taste it gets from the marinated artichokes, the color it gets from the spinach, and the creamy texture from Kerrygold’s Dubliner and cream cheese. Perfect for autumn…


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

Posted by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2016 at 11:00am 0 Comments

CÉADAOIN -- On Sept. 21, 1827, Michael Corcoran (right), a brigadier general in the Federal Army during America's Civil War, was born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo. Corcoran served as a policeman in the…


A Brief History of Poetry in Ireland

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on September 12, 2016 at 6:00pm 4 Comments

And there are among them composers of verses whom they call Bards; these singing to instruments similar to a lyre, applaud some, while they vituperate others. -- Diodorus Siculus, 8 BCE

All poets have the uncanny…


Nearly There! Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on September 12, 2016 at 7:00am 2 Comments

Next Saturday marks one of the most celebrated days on the Irish calendar, the day the optimists call “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day.” It’s a great excuse for a trip to an Irish pub, or at least a good reason to serve some foods with the name “Irish” in them —…


Gustavus Conyngham, USN: The “Dunkirk Pirate” from Donegal

Posted by Joe Gannon on September 6, 2016 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Gustavus Conyngham is known to history as the “Dunkirk Pirate,” but that was the name the British gave him. It was not a name that he ever would have given himself. He thought of himself only as, Gustavus Conyngham, USN (United States Navy). He was never, in…


Just 'Doing Their Job' - Remembering 9-11

Posted by The Wild Geese on January 17, 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

The 69th is called into action after the World Trade Center attack


69th New York veteran Vic Olney, the volunteer manager of the 69th armory's Officers Club, observed the battalion's soldiers last week as they returned from duty in and…



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