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The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 8:30pm 10 Comments

Come all you gallant Irishmen, come listen for a while

I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle

’Tis of an awful, awful ambush I’d have you to beware

That happened in Rineen, in a spot in County Clare.…

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Valentine Trant McGillycuddy: Crazy Horse's Friend

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 11:00pm 7 Comments

On a hot September day in 1877 on the Pine Ridge reservation in the Dakota Territory (now South Dakota), a large group of angry Sioux were crowded around the guard house. Writhing in pain on the ground before them, bleeding profusely from his abdomen, lay…

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'Peg-Leg' Shannon: 'Lost Boy' of the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 10:30pm 6 Comments

(“Lewis and Clark at Celilo Falls, Columbia River” from a mural by Frank H. Schwarz)

Nineteen-year-old George Shannon nervously trotted his horse across the flat…

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The Carrowkennedy Ambush: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Cold

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

It was late afternoon of a…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: May 14 - May 20

Posted on May 13, 2017 at 10:00am 3 Comments

MÁIRT -- On May 15, 1847, The Syria, the first ship to arrive during what Quebecois would call the 'Summer of Sorrow,' landed at the Canadian quarantine station in the St. Lawrence River, just north of Quebec. The French had called…

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The St. Patrick's Day Champ: Clare's 'Bold Mike' McTigue

Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:30pm 7 Comments

The exhausted Irish boxer stood in the middle of the makeshift boxing ring in the smoke-filled La Scala opera house in Dublin. Sweat was trickling down his face, tinged scarlett with a bit of blood oozing from a cut above his left eye. His chest was…

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1981 Hunger Strikes: On the Threshold of Another Trembling World

Posted on May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm 5 Comments

Among the most powerless men in the world are those in prisons. Your body no longer belongs to you; it belongs to the state. Every day you are told when to get up, when to go to bed, when you can exercise, when you can see your family, and also, when you…

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Confederate Hero, Dick Dowling: Miracle at Sabine Pass

Posted on April 23, 2017 at 4:00pm 3 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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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare
"An interesting aspect of this photo of Mid-Clare officers is that the man sitting on the right may be Ignatius O'Neill. He is identified as Lexie O'Neill, Brigade Police Officer, in some cases, but in his book "Blood on the…"
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"Highlights of Galway's brilliant victory, their first All-Ireland hurling championship in 29 years."
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The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare

Come all you gallant Irishmen, come listen for a while I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle ’Tis of an awful, awful ambush I’d have you to beware That happened in Rineen, in a spot in County Clare.…See More
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare
"Interesting that the caption for the picture of Hardiman's funeral incorrectly says, "killed in Cork.""
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's group Irish War of Independence / Black & Tan War
"The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare It was the first major ambush of the War of Independence by the Mid-Clare Brigade and it started out as a rousing success, but when several lorries full of British soldiers showed up, they were on…"
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare
"Vol. Michael O’Dwyer Memorial Unveiling 21st September 1958, Callura Graveyard (Left to right): P. Mc Donagh, J Burke, A Burke, S Hennessy, A Malone, M Hayes, T Burke, J Woulfe, P Frawley, P Kerin, J J Neylon, G Curtin."
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare
"Comdt. Steve Gallagher Memorial Unveiling 21st September 1958, Kilfarboy Graveyard (Left to right): Thomas Burke, Thomas White, Seán Gallagher, Paddy Queally, Anthony (Col) Burke, John Burke, Anthony Malone, Morgan Finucane, Séamus…"
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare
"After putting up the monument, they had money left over, which they used to put up memorials to Commandant Steve Gallagher and Vol. Michael O’Dwyer the following year."
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare
"In 1955 a committee was formed to finance a monument to the Rineen ambush. Séamus Hennessy and John Joe "Tosser" Neylon were unanimously chosen as Chairman and Vice Chairman. It was dedicated on September 17, 1957, the 40th…"
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare
"Lendrum killing - West Clare 1920"
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare
"Tom Lehihan’s song on the ambush. It is song to the tune of ‘The Wearing of the Green.’ Come all you gallant Irishmen, come listen for a while I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle ’Tis of an…"
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Joe Gannon commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare
"List of Volunteers who fought at Rineen:  Ennistymon: John Joe Neylon, Micko Nestor, Ned Hynes and Jimmy Gallagher. Inagh: Paddy McGough, John Callinan, John Clune, John Donnellan, Jack Fitzgibbon, John Rynne, Martin Marrinan, James Meaney, Dan…"
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The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare

Come all you gallant Irishmen, come listen for a while I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle ’Tis of an awful, awful ambush I’d have you to beware That happened in Rineen, in a spot in County Clare.…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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