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Gerry Regan liked Damian Shiels's discussion Book Reviews
Oct 10, 2013
Damian Shiels liked C. Michael Harrington's blog post The Irish at Sabine Pass -- September 6-8, 1863
Jul 3, 2013
Gerry Regan liked Damian Shiels's profile
Jun 3, 2013

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Joe Gannon and Damian Shiels are now friends
Mar 14, 2013
Damian Shiels joined Gerry Regan's group
Mar 7, 2013
Damian Shiels commented on Gerry Regan's group The Blue, Gray and Green
"Went really well thanks! Hopefully the book will get a good reaction! I would love to get it to the States, any excuse to get over to the battlefields :-)"
Mar 7, 2013
Damian Shiels replied to Damian Shiels's discussion Book Reviews in the group The Blue, Gray and Green
"Jim dosen't focus too much on that aspect in the book, but it is an interesting point to consider- the work by Susannah Ural and others would suggest that much of the Irish-American community on the home front felt that the casualties Irish…"
Oct 7, 2011
Gerry Regan replied to Damian Shiels's discussion Book Reviews in the group The Blue, Gray and Green
"How did Notre Dame, and Catholics in general, fare in the anti-Catholic atmosphere that seems pervasive in the United States in that period? There was real mistrust, even suspicion about the loyalty of Catholics then,  would you all say?"
Oct 5, 2011
Damian Shiels added a discussion to the group The Blue, Gray and Green
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Book Reviews

Hi Ger, As discussed re Jim Schmidt's book on Notre Dame in the Civil War, attached a link to the review I did of it:http://irishamericancivilwar.com/2011/01/12/book-review-notre-dame-and-the-civil-war/ Damian.See More
Oct 5, 2011
Damian Shiels joined Gerry Regan's group
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The Blue, Gray and Green

Gathering by the fireside of those of us passionate about the Irish experience during America's Civil War.See More
Oct 5, 2011
Damian Shiels left a comment for Gerry Regan
"Hi Ger,   There are four derivations of it that I know of- Shiels, Sheils, Shields and Sheilds and they appear to be the same name but with the usual split in the spelling once it began to be written down- ultimately I think we are all of the…"
Sep 29, 2011
Damian Shiels and Gerry Regan are now friends
Sep 29, 2011
Gerry Regan left a comment for Damian Shiels
"Arthur Shields was born in Portobello, Dublin, the younger brother of actor Barry Fitzgerald. Shields fought during the Easter Rising, with his fellow nationalists, according to this article in Wikipedia. I wonder if anyone ever recorded his…"
Sep 26, 2011
Gerry Regan left a comment for Damian Shiels
"Shields, yes, that is the man, Damian. How did Shiels and Shields come to part way?"
Sep 26, 2011
Damian Shiels left a comment for Joseph Maghe
"Hi Joe, Likewise! It is a good initiative, looking forward to spending a bit of time on it!"
Sep 26, 2011
Damian Shiels left a comment for Gerry Regan
"Thanks Ger! I am based in Midleton in Co. Cork at the minute (though I am an exiled Limerick man!). There was an Arthur Shields who woreked with John Ford I think, but I must admit I don't know too much about him!"
Sep 26, 2011

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 12:04pm on September 23, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Damian, delighted you joined us. Refresh my recall -- you are based where in Ireland? And wasn't there a famous Irish actor named Shiels a century or so ago?
At 7:23pm on September 24, 2011, Joseph Maghe said…
Damian, it is good to see you on this site as well.
At 11:13am on September 26, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Shields, yes, that is the man, Damian. How did Shiels and Shields come to part way?
At 11:18am on September 26, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Arthur Shields was born in Portobello, Dublin, the younger brother of actor Barry Fitzgerald. Shields fought during the Easter Rising, with his fellow nationalists, according to this article in Wikipedia. I wonder if anyone ever recorded his recollections of his time fighting in Dublin.

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