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Draft Riot anniversary

Started Jun 29, 2013 0 Replies

THE DRAFT RIOTSby Mike McCormack, AOH National HistorianAs National Historian for the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, I am concerned that the 150th Anniversary of the 1863 Draft Riots in New…Continue

Duffy's Cut

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerry Regan Apr 6, 2013. 3 Replies

In 2009, a 10-year search for the bodies of 57 Irish immigrants at Duffy's Cut in the woods of Malvern, PA uncovered remains of only seven of them. They had been killed by vigilantes due to…Continue

 

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Mike McCormack commented on David Lawlor's blog post Ballinalee, County Longford: The Village of Generals
"Well done Dave, I have always been an admirer of the Blacksmith.  The story of how he held off the Brits who wanted to burn his town as they had done to so many others is a profile in courage, patriotism and down-right determination in spite of…"
May 16
Mike McCormack commented on Joe Gannon's blog post The Lispole Ambush -- Averting Disaster on the Dingle Peninsula
"Excellent bit of history, Joe.  We need men like you to keep the memory of our courageous forefathers alive. Thank you for sharing your findings with us. "
Apr 9
Mike McCormack commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Shamrock: The National Emblem of Ireland
"Dear JUST HOW IT WAS, Please don't think I was criticizing, I was more trying to expand on your effort. You had a lot of good information in your blog, although the shamrock was not the OFFICIAL emblem of the Volunteers and was registered as a…"
Mar 17
Mike McCormack commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Shamrock: The National Emblem of Ireland
"Richard, I agree wholeheartedly that we should always enjoy a story for its content and its telling.  God bless the seanachies and and their disappearing trade.  HOWEVER, when the story pretends to give is a revised version of history, we…"
Mar 16
Mike McCormack commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Shamrock: The National Emblem of Ireland
"Nice story, but permit me to add a few clarifications. First of all, there is no evidence that St Patrick ever used the shamrock to explain the trinity.  Some clerics even believe it to be a bad analogy anyway because the three leaves are…"
Mar 15
Mike McCormack commented on The Wild Geese's blog post This Week in the History of the Irish: March 5 - March 11
"FYI: General Phil Sheridan was born in Killinkere, County Cavan.  I have been to the house he was born in and it is today a memorial with a plack on the wall presented by the United States Army."
Mar 5
Mike McCormack commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post The Great Assembly at Tara. (Part Two)
"Terrific intro to the story of Patrick's mission. As usual you have all the details like a man who had just come back from there and who sat with the Bards.  Well done."
Mar 5
Mike McCormack commented on The Wild Geese's page Grá XOXO
"To your Great Irish Romance series, I respectfully add the story of Bob and Mollie Monteith.  For the full story go to AOH.COM and link to Historical Happenings for February and continue to NYAOH.COM and link to Historical Happenings. …"
Feb 13
Nichole Cardillo liked Mike McCormack's blog post Saint Valentine in Ireland
Feb 12
Mike McCormack commented on Susan O'Dea Boland's blog post Recalling the Inextinguishable Fire of Saint Brigid
"St. Patrick's success in Ireland was due to the fact that he did not condemn the Celts as idolatrous pagans, but explained their customs in Christian terms and gradually Christian saints began to replace the Celtic Gods and Goddesses on the…"
Feb 1
John Anthony Brennan left a comment for Mike McCormack
"Mike McCormack Re my blog about the Spanish Armada in Ireland. I amended the description regarding the gold and silver that was looted from the wrecks. It now reads, "Amid the shattered remnants of the wreckage of several wooden ships, the…"
Jan 22

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Mike McCormack's Blog

It's a Celtic Feast

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 11:30am 1 Comment

Like their economy, which was based on planting, growing and harvesting, the Celtic calendar was centered around the Sun and agriculture and determined by a lunar calendar. The four major feasts were…

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A Sincere Reply Regarding 'America's Birthday and the Irish'

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

It been a while since anyone held my feet to the fire over what I wrote, but Patrick O'Toole questioned some of the facts in my 7/5/16 blog America's Birthday and the…

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Bridie Halpin: Irish Patriot

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 12:30pm 6 Comments

Fifteen days before Christmas 1988, "Aunt" Bridie Halpin died. At 85, she had lived a good life, but it was still sad for the Halpin family for their Bridie was the beloved…

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The Women of Erin

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

During a 1986 interview with 1916 patriot Sam O’Reilly for the Irish Echo newspaper, Sam excused himself to retrieve some notes.  At that point, his wife Mary whispered, "Mike, would you ever tell our story?"  I said,…

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 2:01pm on April 3, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Fàilte, Mike, to The Wild Geese. Got your call and will be calling you this afternoon. We appreciate your support, and all you've done to explore, preserve, promote and celebrate the epic heritage of the Irish, particularly their role in making the United States the great nation that it is today.

At 4:12pm on June 29, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Nice to see you back in our pages, Mike. It seemed you were away for some time. BTW, Ned McGinley is now a member of The Wild Geese, as well. Perhaps you guys can team up and set up a Friends of the AOH group here. That'd be awesome.

At 11:23am on February 21, 2015, HermitsOf St-John said…
Have you read my comment to your article "St Valentine in Ireland"? Please do so.
At 3:41pm on January 22, 2017, John Anthony Brennan said…

Mike McCormack

Re my blog about the Spanish Armada in Ireland.

I amended the description regarding the gold and silver that was looted from the wrecks. It now reads,

"Amid the shattered remnants of the wreckage of several wooden ships, the contents of smashed war chests, gold, silver and jewels, were looted and carried off by bands of scavenging, local inhabitants."

Thanks for pointing it out, and I believe that the story reads better now.

Again, thanks for the input.

John A

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