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Confederate Hero, Dick Dowling: Miracle at Sabine Pass

Posted 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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Mountain Man Thomas Fitzpatrick: Legendary 'Broken Hand'

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 9:30pm 7 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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John Paul Jones and His Irish Marines

Posted on April 8, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

As John Paul Jones, captain of the Bonhomme Richard, prepared to face two British…

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The Lispole Ambush -- Averting Disaster on the Dingle Peninsula

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 1:30pm 13 Comments

If you ever drive down the south side of the beautiful and scenic Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry, as I did with my wife, brother and sister-in-law last June (and everyone should, at least one in their lives), you will pass through the small village of Lispole…

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Westward, Ho! John J. Healy, Montana Pioneer

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 10:30pm 6 Comments

(Above: "When Wagon Trails Were Dim," Charles Russell's depiction of a wagon train in the American west.)

Many men and women with Irish roots participated in the “winning” of…

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The Battle of Crossbarry: ... 'Who Piped Old Ireland Free'

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 10:30am 9 Comments

They sought to wipe the column out,

From east to west, from north to south,

“Till at Crossbarry’s bloody rout

The woke from their day dreaming

Though ten to one they were that day

Our boys were…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 22 - January 28

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 10:00am 0 Comments

DEARDAOIN - January 22, 1760, at Wandewash, India, General Thomas Arthur Comte de Lally's French army, including his regiment of the…

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Mayo's Robert Horatio George Minty: Past Imperfect Hero

Posted on January 14, 2017 at 9:30am 9 Comments

I see the long, blue line, push back the rebel pickets

Far stretched o’er hill and dale; through break and thickets.

My old heart leaps

As up the steeps

Rock-crowned and flinty:

I see the…

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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's group Irish War of Independence / Black & Tan War
"The Bureau of Military History 1913-1921 is a fantastic resource on the war. The Collection at Military Archives is a joint initiative of Military Archives and the National Archives and allows you to search throughout the BMH –…"
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"A staged photo, but shows what it would have looked like when a Black & Tan column got ambushed on a small country road."
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post Mountain Man Thomas Fitzpatrick: Legendary 'Broken Hand'
"Thanks, Mary. Fitzpatrick should be far more well known in the US than he is. The failure of the Treaty of Laramie reminds me of the failure of the Treaty of Limerick. Both held the possibility of a just peace within them, but were broken."
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"Harp and Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865" by Dr. Susannah J. Ural

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

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 dia...
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Confederate Hero, Dick Dowling: Miracle at Sabine Pass

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.*Around 3:30 on an afternoon of September 8th 1863, on the southeast coastline of Texas, group of about forty-five mostly Irish-American Confederate…See More
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The Easter Rising 1916 (real footage of aftermath)

A video about the reasons for and the results of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916. Includes video of the aftermath.
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The Easter Rising 1916 (real footage of aftermath)

A video about the reasons for and the results of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916.
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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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