November 2017 Blog Posts (10)

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 19-25

LUAIN-- On the morning of Nov. 20, 1917, the 16th Irish Division of the British army assaulted an area of the German lines known as "Tunnel Trench," named for an elaborate tunnel system that ran along…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 18, 2017 at 12:39pm — No Comments

That Time of Year Again

 I haven’t posted for a few weeks and my Irish guilt is gnawing at me! So it’s back to business as “that time of year,” aka “the holidays,” is fast approaching. I’ve already started…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Project USS Gallagher Update

Our Goal: A US Navy Ship To Be Named For Cpl. Patrick "Bob" Gallagher USMC, NC

We write to tell you about our most recent achievements with regards to having the US Navy name a ship in honor of Cpl Patrick "Bob" Gallagher! It…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Hercules Mulligan – Washington’s Man in New York

By Liam Murphy

The last day of the American War for Independence was 25th November 1783, when, after an occupation of over seven years, the British evacuated New York City, and Washington, leading elements of the American Continental Army,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments


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The Dromkeen Ambush: Down Into the Mire in County Limerick

On the cool, pleasant night of St. Stephens day, December 26, 1920, over two hundred men and women were dancing, eating and enjoying themselves at Caherguillamore House, three miles northeast of Bruff, in County Limerick. The Martin brothers from Bruff were providing the music. This was not a commonplace…

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Added by Joe Gannon on November 13, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 12-18

DEARDAOIN -- On Nov. 16, 1814, Michael Kelly Lawler, general in the Union army during the American Civil War, was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Lawler emigrated to the United States with his family at just 2 years of age. His family moved from New…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The Poet



To the memory of a visionary born on this day 10 November 1879.

Thank you, Patrick, for your bravery, commitment and inspiration.

This is a personal tribute to a handful of dreamers, the brave men and women of Ireland, the poet and the grocer, the tobacconist and the…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 9, 2017 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

Image: 'Falling' by Jane Theau (2017)

When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of…

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Added by Anne Casey on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

150th Anniversary of the Execution ('Judicial Murder') of 'The Manchester Martyrs'

On the 150th anniversary of their deaths (November 23rd), let us pause to commemorate, the brave Fenian heroes forever known in Irish history as  “THE MANCHESTER MARTYRS” .  

(Left: A 19th century…

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Added by Robert J. Bateman on November 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 5-11

DOMHNAIGH -- On the morning of Nov. 5, 1688, William of Orange, King of the Netherlands and son-in-law of King James II of England, arrived in Brixham, England, with a large Dutch army. He had been invited by the Protestant noblemen of the country…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 4, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

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