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That's Just How It Was commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"So very poniente - so very enlightening . Thank you John Edward Murphy "
Aug 12, 2015
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Aug 11, 2015
John W. Hurley commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"Hi John. Thanks for more insightful and interesting thoughts. I agree with everything you've said and I swear I'm not being a jingoist, it's just something I've thought about in the past: without the bombs I might very well not…"
Aug 10, 2015
John Edward Murphy commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"Yes, John,  Nagasaki is very much identified with Catholicism in Japan --- beginning with Francis Xavier.  Xavier first came to Japan in 1549.   My understanding is that the Catholic population of Nagasaki in 1945 resided in…"
Aug 10, 2015
John W. Hurley commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"A really interesting and moving story. I remember finding out one day that Nagasaki had been the heartland of Roman Catholicism in Japan since I think the 16th century. So no doubt many Japanese Catholics were killed when the bomb was dropped there.…"
Aug 9, 2015
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John Edward Murphy commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"While listening to Garrison Keillor this morning, I was reminded of Toshiko Sasaki, one of the six survivors covered in John Hersey’s novella, Hiroshima, Keillor quoted the opening lines of. Hiroshima: "At exactly fifteen minutes past…"
Aug 6, 2015
John Edward Murphy commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"This morning, on this the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima attack, Adrian Millar posted a short article about Julia Canny (Sister Isaac Jogues).…"
Aug 6, 2015
Gerry Regan commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"So tragic, and yet, from the ashes, eternal hope. John, my deepest thanks for sharing this story."
Aug 6, 2015
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The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima

We’re marking the 69th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. And yes, an Irish national --- Julia Canny a.k.a. Sister Mary of Saint Isaac Jogues --- was present and survived. My story together with the accompanying photographs (reproduced below) appeared in the 11 August 1999 editions of two Irish…See More
Aug 6, 2015
John Edward Murphy commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"Twelve American POWs were incarcerated in the Hiroshima city jail.  None survived.  Their names are recorded in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial.  Below"
Aug 3, 2015
John Edward Murphy commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"Toshiko Sasaki, and later as Sister Dominique"
Aug 3, 2015
John Edward Murphy commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"John Hersey’s popular Hiroshima, is an account of six survivors. One of the survivors, Toshiko Sasaki, later joined the Society of Helpers as Sister Dominique.  Below is Toshiko Sasaki, and later as Sister Dominique.  "
Aug 3, 2015
John Edward Murphy commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"We’re coming up on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima.  So I decided to add a few other tidbits to my earlier Irish Survivor story.    After writing my Irish Survivor story, I started to participate in a…"
Aug 3, 2015
John Edward Murphy commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"The photographs is of a young Sister Theresia, possibly taken shortly before that fateful day. "
Aug 3, 2015
John Edward Murphy commented on John Edward Murphy's blog post The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima
"I found this August 1945 map of Hiroshima.  Sister Theresia, pinpointed the location of the Society of Helpers’ convent.  The convent was a mere 1.4 miles from ground zero.  Someone up there must have liked the Sisters. "
Aug 3, 2015

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Jean Humbert, County Mayo, Bliadhan na bhFrancach (The Year of the French), the Battle of New Orleans, et al.

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

On 22 August 1798 a French force of about 1000 under…

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The Irishman Who Was a Major Player in Chilean Independence

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Bernardo O'Higgins (1778–1842) was born in Chile -- not Ireland.  However, his father,…

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The Irishman Who was the Spanish Governor of Louisiana

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Who was "General O'Reilly," and how did a man with such an Irish name become the "Spanish Governor of Louisiana?"

While on a consulting assignment in August of 2000, I was bicycling through the streets of New Orleans and randomly came across a historic marker that read: "Fort St. Charles On Oct. 25, 1769, under Gen. O'Reilly, Spanish governor of…

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The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 7:00pm 14 Comments

We’re marking the 69th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. And yes, an Irish national --- Julia Canny a.k.a. Sister Mary of Saint Isaac Jogues --- was present and survived. My story together with the accompanying photographs (reproduced…

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At 1:47pm on July 25, 2014,
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Fran Reddy
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Welcome to the Wild Geese John : )

At 5:48pm on July 25, 2014, John Edward Murphy said…

Thank you, Fran.

Call me Ed.

My wife's family is from London Ontario.  Where are you in Canada?

At 9:37pm on August 18, 2014, Guillermo MacLoughlin said…

Thank you John  I do not use much this link, but I'm getting use to it. Thank you for your material and it is a pleasure beeing in touch. Please send me your email. My email is gmacloughlin@ciudad.com.ar

Regards

Guillermo

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