All Blog Posts Tagged 'History of Ireland' (369)

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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2018 at 12:48pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On July 8, 1770, Mary Ann McCracken -- patriot, philanthropist and sister of United Irish martyr Henry Joy McCracken -- was born in Belfast. Mary Ann was the fiercely independent daughter of a Presbyterian sea captain. With her sister,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 8, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 3 - June 9

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 3, 1836, Dr. Barry O'Meara (left) died in London. Born in Ireland, O'Meara joined the British Navy in 1808, after he had been dismissed from the army for assisting in a duel. In July 1815 he was serving on the HMS Bellerophon when…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 2, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

'Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now'



Delighted to learn that my book “Out of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on May 27, 2018 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 20 - May 26

LUAIN --  On May 21, 1745, Count Daniel O'Connell, the uncle of the 'Liberator,' and an officer in the Irish Brigade of France, was born in Derrynane, Co. Kerry. Young Daniel became a cadet with the French army in 1761. He served in Clare's Regiment of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 19, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 13 - May 19

MÁIRT -- On May 15, 1847, The Syria, the first ship to arrive during what Quebecois would call the 'Summer of Sorrow,' landed at the Canadian quarantine station in the St. Lawrence River, just north of Quebec. The French had called…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 13, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Bonfires of Beltaine (May Eve)

On the Hill of Uisneach, in a portion of land taken from the province of Connaught, a…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on May 1, 2018 at 9:00am — 2 Comments


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Mayo's Tourmakeady Ambush: Shrouded By 'Fog of War'

Tuesday, May 3, 1921 was a beautiful, sunny day in the nearly treeless Partry Mountains above the town of Tourmakeady, County Mayo, but Tom Maguire was in no condition to enjoy the weather. Maguire, the C/O of the South Mayo Flying Column,…

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Added by Joe Gannon on April 30, 2018 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

26 Common Popular Irish Sayings by The Irish Store

26 Common Irish Sayings

The following is a compiled list of 26 common Irish sayings with their translations below written by The Irish Store.

You may find these useful to save confusion & hassle when crossing paths with an Irish person.…

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Added by The Irish Store on April 26, 2018 at 9:57am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On April 23, 1014 the Battle of Clontarf, one of the most famous and important battles in Irish history, was fought just north of Dublin. It was a bloody stand-up battle, fought mainly with ax and sword, with Brian Boru's men prevailing. This…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Irish Potato Famine Coffin Carrier

This original 19th century coffin carrier played a vital role during the Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852).

The body of a person who died in the workhouse was placed in a coffin and brought to their final resting place on the coffin…

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Added by Gerard McCarthy on April 19, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 1 - April 7

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 1, 1776, Irish-born Edward Hand (right) was appointed a brigadier general in the Continental Army. Hand first came to the colonies as a surgeon's mate and later an ensign in the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 3, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Poet



On this day, April 24, 1916 one of the most important events in the long history of Ireland took place. 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 piper, the…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on April 1, 2018 at 5:00pm — 12 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 18 - March 24

LUAIN - On March 19, 1921 Tom Barry and the West Cork Flying Column ambushed crown forces at Crossbarry, County Cork during the Irish War of Independence. The British had learned that …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 4 - March 10

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 4, 1804 in Australia former United Irishmen stage a small insurrection that ended with a short fight at Castle Hill. Starting in 1799 the British had been shipping many of the leaders and participants of the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: Feb. 25 - March 3

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 25, 1891, Edward "Ned" Daly, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising, was born in a home on Frederick Street in Limerick city. Edward's family was…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: February 4 - February 10

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 4, 1860, Spanish General Don Leopoldo O'Donnell y Jorris, 1st Duke of Tétuan, 1st Count of Lucena, 1st Viscount of Aliaga, won the battle of Tétuan in Spain's war against Morocco. Leopoldo…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Festival of Imbolc and the Two Brigids

Back in the mists of time, long before the Milesians arrived from Egypt, and even longer before the Celtic tribes came and settled, another ancient tribe inhabited the island of Ireland. The ‘Tuatha De Dannan,’ translated as ‘people of the Goddess…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 30, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 21 - January 27

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 21, 1876, James "Big Jim" Larkin one of the greatest labor leaders of the 20th century, was born in Liverpool, England, the second son of a poor Irish couple. At 5 he was sent back to Newry, County Down, to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 14 - 20

LUAIN -- On January 15, 1861, Young Irelander Terence Bellew MacManus died in San Francisco. MacManus was born in County Fermanagh in 1811. He later moved to Liverpool, England, where he began a successful shipping agency. In…

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