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What Shattered Within You on 9/11?

What were you doing on 9/11 when the Twin Towers were struck, and how did you first hear the news? Whom did you know that died? How do you…

Started by Gerry Regan

22 Apr 25, 2015
Reply by Adri M

Irish-Operated Carriage Horses -- A Stroll in the Park or Slave Labor?

Antrim-born actor Liam Neeson is calling upon fledgling New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio to step back from hizzoner's commitment to ban c…

Started by Gerry Regan

42 Dec 10, 2014
Reply by That's Just How It Was

Work! -- Tell Us How It Defines You AND Your Irish Ancestors

Beannachtaí!  (Greetings!) Lá Oibre Shona! (Happy Labor Day!) On this Labor Day Weekend, as we celebrate the working people of North Ameri…

Started by Micci Piraino

2 Sep 3, 2014
Reply by Bruce Curley

Memorial Day: Recalling Those Irish-Americans Who Gave Their Last Full Measure

The origins of Memorial Day, originally titled Decoration Day, has a somewhat murky origin. But what is clear is that on May 30, 1868, 145…

Started by The Wild Geese

32 May 31, 2014
Reply by Tom McGrath

Our Irish Ancestors in the American Civil War

With the 150th anniversary of the battle at Gettysburg upon us, I was thinking about how many (if not most) Irish-Americans would have at l…

Started by Ryan O'Rourke

8 Mar 14, 2014
Reply by Ann L Madden

President Down: Where Were You When the Shots Rang Out?

What are your recollections of November 22, 1963, when news emerged of President John F. Kennedy's assassination? I'm of a younger generat…

Started by Ryan O'Rourke

48 Feb 3, 2014
Reply by DJ Kelly

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What Is JFK's Legacy a Half-Century Later?

Here we are 50 years on.   What do you think was his bequest to the Irish, to America, and to the world? And what might be his place in y…

Started by Nollaig 2016

2 Nov 24, 2013
Reply by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill

Irish Role in New York City Draft Riots Distorted

I am teaching Irish history at my AOH division in Long Beach, N.Y.  I read an incredible article from fellow WG member Mike McCormack, AOH…

Started by Sean Quinn Hood

0 Jul 17, 2013

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Ireland Recalls JFK, but Forgets the Irish in America's Civil War

http://www.irishcentral.com/story/roots/the_american_in_ireland/ireland-remembers-jfk-but-forgets-the-irish-in-the-american-civil-war-21383

Started by Nollaig 2016

1 Jul 1, 2013
Reply by Gerry Regan

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