All Blog Posts Tagged 'Freedom' (18)

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 16 - July 22

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

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Do You Really Know Irish-American History? Free book!

In remembrance of the 1916 Easter Rising, the Kindle edition of James Francis Smith's The Irish-American Chronicle, will be free starting March 28th through Thursday, March 31st.

The 44-pages dedicated to Kennedy's assassination and funeral…

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Added by James Francis Smith on March 27, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Éamon de Valera

Éamon de Valera is a man that has enjoyed iconic status in the Irish history books for more reasons than being one of the Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He was born in New York in 1882 to a Irish mother and a…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Cornelius Colbert

Cornelius [Con] Colbert was another young man who is also less known for his role in Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising.  He was born in 1888 ,…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 31, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Book Review: 'In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway'

I purchased a copy of “In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway” by Eddie Lenihan on a visit to my native County Clare. If there was ever a book that needed writing this is it. No better man than Eddie to do the job. This is not a short list of boring facts and figures such as we were accustomed in history books going to school. No, this is a 319-page account of…

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Added by P.J. Francis on November 16, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-16

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."

LUAIN -- On August 11, 1744, during the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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'And To Watch the Sunbeams Dancing O’er the Wicklow Mountains High'

From "The Wicklow Mountains High" by Jim McGonigle.

One of the things I'm always on the alert for while driving along the roads of Ireland is any sort of roadside historical…

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Added by Joe Gannon on July 17, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

'Walls Along the Barricades' or Why Can't Protestants and Catholics Get Along?

A Book Review: "Walls – Travels Along The Barricades"

by Marcello Di Cintio

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Added by Sandy Boyer on January 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 28-May 4

Thomas Ashe

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A Brief History of the 16th 'Irish' Division

By Kieron Punch

John Redmond addressing a recruiting meeting in Wexford. Above his head was a banner reading "Ireland a…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Forgotten Ten: Kevin Barry: 'Just a Lad of 18 Summers'



18 year-old Kevin Barry, soon to martyred in Ireland's cause. Courtesy of Kilmainham Jail Museum.…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

The Devil's Own Mutineers

In June of 1920, as Ireland was ravaged by the excesses of the infamous "Black and Tans," a group of Irishmen far from home agonized over the harsh treatment their families were being subjected to back in Ireland. These men, Irishmen serving as soldiers in Englands' 88th Foot, the Connaught Rangers, sometimes know as…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Niece's Biography Brings Pathos To 'Patrick Moran Story'

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A Review By Kieron C. Punch

On Sunday,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Saluting Ireland's Tommies

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Evidence Abounds: British Leaders OK'd Mayhem

Cork Examiner

On December 11, 1920, an IRA ambush near Cork City caused more casualties among the Auxiliaries, less than two weeks after the IRA killed 17 of 18 Auxiliaries caught in an ambush in…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

The West Cork Trail: Scenes From the Anglo-Irish and Civil Wars, 1920-1922

By Capt. Donal Buckley, Irish Army (ret.)

Special to The Wild Geese Today

(Left: Where the road disappears in the center of the picture marks Tom Barry's command post, where he lobbed the grenade into the first truck of the Auxiliaries'…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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