October 2017 Blog Posts (8)

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 22 - October 28

LUAIN -- On October 23, 1641, implementing a plan by Rory O'More and led by Phelim O'Neill (left), the Irish rose up against the English. Their plan had called for the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 21, 2017 at 11:01am — No Comments

More Ideas for the Great Pumpkin!

        As promised in my last post, here’s another interesting recipe using one of fall’s most popular ingredients---pumpkin. Since most cooks find it more efficient to purchase canned pumpkin rather than to cut and scrape the flesh from a fresh one, this recipe uses pumpkin purée. You’ll find…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 16, 2017 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 15, 1763, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, military leader of the United Irishmen, was born in Carton House, Co. Kildare. Like Wolfe Tone and Emmet,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 14, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments


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From Dunkirk to Nagasaki: The Long War of Dr. Aidan MacCarthy

Aidan MacCarthy crouched low in the air raid shelter he and the other POWs had dug themselves. They had seen two American B-29 bombers flying toward the city of Nagasaki before they went into the shelter. A few POWs had stayed outside though, wanting to see bombs fall on the Japanese for a bit of retribution for…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 13, 2017 at 10:35pm — 3 Comments

John Boyle O'Reilly: Fenian Rebel, Convict and Poet

On October 12, 1867, after picking up cargo from Sheerness and Plymouth harbors, a fully rigged, 875-ton frigate, cast off from her moorings at Portsmouth on the south coast of England. The vessel, bound for Western Australia, her hold full to overflowing…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 12, 2017 at 9:35pm — 7 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 8 - October 14

DOMHNAIGH -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born Confederate General Patrick Cleburne commanded a brigade at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky. Cleburne's brigade was part of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 7, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

An Gorta Mor: The Great Hunger

This year 2017, is the 170th anniversary of the ‘great Hunger’ that befell Ireland in 1847. Otherwise known as ‘an Gorta mor’ or more commonly referred to as ‘Black ‘47’ it was a seminal turning point in the long tortuous history of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 6, 2017 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!

Behold, the great pumpkin, one of fall’s most iconic images. We find the large orange fruit taking center stage in breads, cakes, puddings and, of course, on doorsteps everywhere, so a few recipes using it are in order for the next few weeks.…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 2, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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