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Mountain Man John Colter: Surviving 'Naked and Afraid'

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 3 Comments

John Colter’s leg muscles were burning and his lungs were aching, but he kept his legs moving. As he glanced over his shoulder he could see that most of the Blackfoot warriors chasing him were far behind now, but there was one far ahead of the others,…

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One of 'The Boys of Wexford' Returns: JFK in Ireland

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

On June 23, 1963 the people of Ireland fell in love with a member of “The Wild Geese” who had less than five months to live. If ever an American politician had a style and ease that allowed the people of Ireland to see the “Irish” in him, it was John…

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Semmes and the San Patricios: 'Dishonored and Dishonorable'?

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

In November of 1846, as the war between Mexico and the United States raged, an unusual unit of the Mexican army was formed by General Santa Anna, it was called the San Patricios or St. Patrick's Company. Commanded by John Riley, a deserter from Company K of…

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Mayo's Tourmakeady Ambush: Shrouded By 'Fog of War'

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

Tuesday, May 3, 1921 was a beautiful, sunny day in the nearly treeless Partry Mountains above the town of Tourmakeady, County Mayo, but Tom Maguire was in no condition to enjoy the weather. Maguire, the C/O of the South Mayo Flying Column,…

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Titanic Hero Hugh McElroy: 'Sand For Breakfast Tomorrow'

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 10:00am 11 Comments

It was a little after 2 am on April 15, 1912. The deck of the R.M.S. Titanic was now tilted over 6 degrees toward the sinking bow. As 17-year-old Jack Thayer and 30-year-old Milton Long moved toward one of the last remaining lifeboats on the boat deck,…

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The Headford Ambush: Time Runs Out in Kerry

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 11:30pm 6 Comments

Now rise up DJ Allman, arise and tell me true

Who fought at Headford Station that day along with you?

Who stood out on that platform board, who fired that signal gun?

Who fought to free old Ireland with you my darling son?

--…

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The O’Sullivan Beare Clan: Taking the Fight to America

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm 6 Comments

When the rebels in Britain’s American colonies rose up against British rule in 1776, some of the most stalwart supporters of the cause of independence were the same Irish clans that had fought against the English / British rule of their own island for…

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Cataclysm in Cork: The Battle of Clonmult

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

On top of roof and window,

Those boys stood up to fight,

‘Til the burning of the cottage

And no escape in sight.…

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"John must have had some "grit" to sustain his survival run. Me grand da once said that the hunter only has to be lucky once, the hunted has to be lucky every time. So John had not only grit but luck on his side and maybe a Blackfoot tribe…"
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"Thank you Joe. Its terribly frustrating to hear 'revisionists' speak critically of those men and women. They should be ashamed of themselves for their arrogance and ignorance of what it might have been like to live in those times."
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post 'The Scourge of Tralee': Stalking 'The Major'
"Thanks, Michael. Those years from the Easter Rising through the Civil War were certainly an amazing but brutal time in the history of Ireland. It's very interesting to read about and research, but it must have been hell on earth in many areas…"
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michael dunne commented on Joe Gannon's blog post 'The Scourge of Tralee': Stalking 'The Major'
"On a God sent sunny day visited Croissilles the grave of Eugene O'Riordan, KIA on the 28th August 1918. The Commonwealth War Graves Commissionand God may have been expecting us as there were 4 gardeners manicuring these hallowed graves. Close…"
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Mountain Man John Colter: Surviving 'Naked and Afraid'

John Colter’s leg muscles were burning and his lungs were aching, but he kept his legs moving. As he glanced over his shoulder he could see that most of the Blackfoot warriors chasing him were far behind now, but there was one far ahead of the others, and he was closing the distance. Blood was spotting the grass and dirt…See More
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At 10:19am on September 21, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Joe, glad you found your way here. And again, happy birthday!
At 9:35pm on April 29, 2013,
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Jane Sherry Gardner
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Nice photos, Joe!

At 11:29am on May 4, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Joe, where in Ireland do your people come from?

At 12:05pm on May 4, 2013, The Wild Geese said…

I have a McLaughlin line on my mother's side that we know was from Co. Cavan, but left way back in the 1830s. Gannon is a Mayo name, but we can only trace that side of the family back to a great-grandfather who was born in England, where they must of gone for work.

At 12:32pm on May 4, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

I ask because we have good friends in Connemara here who are Gannons.  There is a significant pocket of them in Leitir Móir, which is where our friends are from.

At 4:46pm on July 11, 2013, michael hogan said…

Glad to be aboard, Joe. Here is the site for the Irish Soldiers of Mexico. We have over 3,000 visitors who share information about the San Patricios and the Irish Mexican connection. Lots of photos, historical conversations, videos and more. Hope you'll all pay us a visit.

http://www.facebook.com/IrishMex

 

At 3:02am on July 27, 2014, Denise McDunn said…

Thanks for friending, Joe :) 

At 2:26pm on September 10, 2015, Ivan Lennon said…

Drop me a line Joe   navilenn65@gmail.com  or call 585 288 0636

Thanks  for getting the word our re Burgery ambushes - Shades of GUESTS OF THE NATION  is it not?

Ivan Lennon

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