July 2014 Blog Posts (65)

A British Tradition—Purchasing Rank

Linkedin Long-Form Post #3



Excerpt from his book, Irish in the American Revolution

By James Francis Smith

Author of the “Irish-American Story”



In this day with Social Security, pensions, etc, many may find it impossible to grasp the British officers’ retirement pay—there wasn’t any.

The tradition at the time was called for an officer to purchase a promotion. Here’s the bind they found themselves in. If they didn’t come from money, they had to either borrow… Continue

Added by James Francis Smith on July 11, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

An Irish-American of Renown - General Richard Montgomery

Brigadier General Richard Montgomery – died during the

campaign for Quebec - County Donegal.

He was the 2nd of eight Brigadier Generals appointed by the Continental Congress

An Excerpt from James Francis Smith’s Irish in the American Revolution

Brigadier General…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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Dunmore Cave

Dunmore Cave

Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland



History and geology blend at Dunmore Cave to give an interesting and unique situation. Consisting of a series of chambers formed over millions of years, the cave contains some of the finest calcite formations found in any Irish cave. The case has been known to man for many centuries…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on July 11, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Battle of the Boyne an Ancient Masonic/Egyptian Ritual?

 ...and not a battle at all?  Was the area of Brù-na-Bóinne where the survivors of 'Noah's' flood emerged? What about the 

strange report from Charles O'Kelly, a Colonel in James’ army, who said the whole thing was a…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Mistresses, Concubines and Fitzies in Your Family Tree?

When a "family detective" starts researching  “Royalty” connected to one’s family, there arises  women known as “Mistresses” and “Concubines”.  Most Kings had them. Do you know the difference…

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Added by Dee Notaro on July 10, 2014 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

There’s Gold in Nellie Cashman

In Tombstone, Arizona, the town too tough to die, Nellie Cashman, the Miners’ Angel, is legendary for her business skills, her philanthropy…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Linkedin Long-Form Posts

I've been invited to publish Long-Form Posts on Linkedin & decided to share them with my readers on Wild Geese.  Here are my first posts. Hope you enjoy them.

Linkedin Long-Form Post #1

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 9, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

The story-behind the story......this story ran in The Asbury Park Press on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

By Shannon Mullen

They say redheads shouldn’t wear pink, but Kathy Maloney has never been the type to let the theys of this world tell her what she can and cannot do. That explains why, late one Saturday afternoon in 1980, an 18-year-old Maloney ducked into the Simco shoe store in downtown West New York,…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on July 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

IListing of I-A of Renown

I began to assemble this to keep me on track as I research and assemble their exploits.

Luke Ryan’s name is first on the list because he fought for our country’s independence but never set a foot on our soil. Should viewers desire other names added, send to (236sulis@gmail.com) their names and exploits. Revolutionary War & Continental Congress

Luke Ryan – • Exploits posted to www.irishamericanstory.com & to Gerry Regan’s,…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 7, 2014 at 5:54pm — No Comments

IListing of I-A of Renown

I began to assemble this to keep me on track as I research and assemble their exploits.

Luke Ryan’s name is first on the list because he fought for our country’s independence but never set a foot on our soil. Should viewers desire other names added, send to (236sulis@gmail.com) their names and exploits. Revolutionary War & Continental Congress

Luke Ryan – • Exploits posted to www.irishamericanstory.com & to Gerry Regan’s,…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 7, 2014 at 5:54pm — No Comments


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Carlow County Museum - A Snapshot of Ireland's Heritage & History

From ancient archeological treasures and industrial history to notable personalities, transportation and sporting memorabilia; Carlow County Museum is a treasure trove for the history buff, genealogical researcher and tourist alike. Read…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on July 7, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 6 - July 12

Linen Hall Library

Mary McCracken's ill-fated United Irishman brother, Henry…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 5, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Moving Past Grief and Finding Happiness Again

... a trip to Ireland helped.

When I decided to share the story about what my…

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Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on July 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Mrs Who? A Wife by Any Other Name

I have been trying to find out who Mrs. Anne Banks was for the project, "The Very Generous Mrs Banks", but it is proving to be extremely difficult.…

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Added by Limerick's Life on July 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Irish Lady Who Gave Them Hell

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837- 30 November 1930) was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent labor and community organizer. She helped coordinate…

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Added by Dee Notaro on July 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

America's Birthday and the Irish

At the dawn of what was to become an age of rebellion, Thomas Jefferson said, Rebellion is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government. The American revolution of 1775 to 1781 was the inspiration for rebellions…

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Added by Mike McCormack on July 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

The Wild Geese Featured on NYC TV

The Wild Geese gained a spotlight on 'Communications Corner,' on Queens Public Television (QPTV), the Queens, NYC, public television network. During the broadcast, co-founder Gerry Regan shares his personal background while discussing the ever-growing and very passionate membership of the world's leading social network…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 4, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Brigadier John Sullivan

 

This son of Irish indentured slaves, one of the first generals named by Congress, became the governor of New Hampshire.

 

 

Condensed excerpts from James Francis Smith’s Irish in…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 3, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments

'Machine Made': A Second Look at Tammany Hall

In "Machine Made: Tammany Hall and The Creation of Modern American Politics," author Terry Golway doesn’t sugar-coat the negative aspects of a New York institution…

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Added by Jim Curley on July 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

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