All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fourth of July' (3)

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 Irish-American Signers of the Declaration of Independence

As the July 4th holiday approaches, sadly as with many of our other holidays, the true meaning of the day is lost a midst ballgames, cookouts, and fireworks. We forget that on that hot July…

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Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on July 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

1872 World's Peace Jubilee July 4th Celebrations

A tale of two connected July 4th celebrations, 6 years apart

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (or P S Gilmore), from Ballygar, County Galway, was an emigrant like a million others fleeing the famine in…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on July 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

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