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On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and…
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"Harp and Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865" by Dr. Susannah J. Ural

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LOVING IRISH OATS

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on April 25, 2017 at 4:41pm 0 Comments

I usually try to tie my posts to seasonal recipes or ingredients — Easter chocolate, Mother’s Day, Christmas cakes, etc. — but I deviate this week with this recipe for granola. Why? Because I love it, and yesterday I made a fresh batch to keep on hand to sprinkle on fruit and yogurt or muesli, one of my new…

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Confederate Hero, Dick Dowling: Miracle at Sabine Pass

Posted by Joe Gannon on April 23, 2017 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

He stands in bronze and he stands on granite,

Facing the river where the fleet turned tail;

The stone lists the Davis Guards upon it,

Names that rhyme in the songs of the Gael.*…

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This Week in Irish History - April 23 - April 29

Posted by The Wild Geese on April 22, 2017 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 23, 1014 the Battle of Clontarf, one of the most famous and important battles in Irish history, was fought just north of Dublin. It was a bloody stand-up battle, fought mainly with ax and sword, with Brian Boru's men…

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The Harp -- The Oldest Emblem of Ireland

Posted by That's Just How It Was on April 6, 2017 at 10:00am 4 Comments

The oldest harp on which the ‘official’ national emblem of  Ireland is based is housed in the Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin. Two other medieval harps that have also been preserved from that era, are housed in The Museum of Scotland: The Queen Mary Harp 15th century - and the Lamont Harp [date being…

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The Poet

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on April 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 10 Comments

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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 piper, the…

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Mountain Man Thomas Fitzpatrick: Legendary 'Broken Hand'

Posted by Joe Gannon on April 12, 2017 at 9:30pm 6 Comments

On a crisp, clear afternoon in what is now southwest Montana, in January 1836, a thin bearded man in his mid-30s, dressed in buckskin, was racing across the valley of the meandering Yellowstone River on the back of a very fast horse. Ahead of him in the…

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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Mac Donnchadha

Posted by That's Just How It Was on February 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Tomás Mac Donnchadha, or Thomas MacDonagh (1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916), was born in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, to Joseph and Mary…

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Chocolate — Irresistible For Easter!

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on April 12, 2017 at 8:00am 0 Comments

One of the most popular — and among the most decadent — chocolate desserts in Ireland and England is this no-bake biscuit cake. I have to admit that it’s one I discovered only recently, but it’s quickly become a favorite of mine and everyone else who…

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Remembering the Easter Rising in Connemara

Posted by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on April 13, 2017 at 9:00am 0 Comments

oil painting of Padraig Pearse by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Quiet determination -- I think that's what he had.  He was passionate about the Irish language, Irish history and culture, the Irish way of life.

Above, oil painting of Patrick Pearse at Ros Muc, Connemara

He saw what the English education system was doing, trying to stamp…

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