Featured Blog Posts – July 2018 Archive (3)

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 15 - July 21

CÉADAOIN -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Miami Showband Massacre: The Day The Music Was Silenced


It is widely accepted that the traditions of music and storytelling in Ireland, are among the most original and earliest forms of communication in Europe. The one thing that truly unites all the differing factions in Ireland is our love of and deep respect for music. Music unites, gladdens and…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 13, 2018 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

This month we remember Irishman Oliver Plunkett, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who was hung, drawn and quartered, on July 1, 1681 at Tyburn Gallows, London. That barbaric act made him the last Catholic victim martyred as a direct result of the devious ‘Popish…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 1, 2018 at 10:13am — 6 Comments

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