All Blog Posts Tagged 'History of Ireland' (345)

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

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

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

MÁIRT -- On Oct. 3, 1691, the Treaty of Limerick was signed, ending the Williamite War in Ireland. It has been said that Irish history is something the Irish should never…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 30, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 24 - September 30

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 24, 1798, United Irishman Bartholomew Teeling was executed in Dublin. Teeling was the son of wealthy linen merchant in Lisburn, County Antrim. His father was involved in both the Defender and United Irish…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 17 - September 23

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 16, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 10 - September 16

DOMHNAIGH On September 10, 1602, “Red” Hugh O’Donnell died in Simancas, Spain. “Red” Hugh is one of the most romantic figures in Irish history. (Right: Donegal Castle in Donegal Town) In 1588, at about…

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 3, 1842, John Devoy, (in a prison photo, left) one of the most devoted revolutionaries the world has ever seen, was born in Kill, County Kildare. John showed his…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 27- September 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 27, 1798, the combined force of Gen. Humbert's small French invasion unit and western Irish rebels won one of the most famous battles ever fought in Ireland at Castlebar,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 26, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

MÁIRT -- On August 22, 1846 Fenian poet John Keegan Casey (right) was born at Mount Dalton, Co. Westmeath. While only in his teens Casey began writing poetry for The Nation. After teaching in Cleraun and Keenagh, Casey…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 19, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Destruction of Eamhain Mhacha

According to both oral and written traditions, at the beginning of the 4th century A.D., three brothers, known as the Three Collas, rebelled and killed their uncle, the high king of Ireland, Fíacha Sroiptine. This singular barbarous act started a chain…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 13, 2017 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now

Irish author and poet John Anthony Brennan has…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 10, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 6 - August 12

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 6, 1775, Daniel O'Connell , 'The Liberator,' one of the most influential men in Irish history was born near Cahirciveen, County Kerry. Raised by his uncle, Daniel learned the Irish language and…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: July 30 - August 5

MÁIRT -- On Aug. 1, 1915, the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was held before a huge crowd at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Rossa's…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: June 25 - July 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 25, 1870, …

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This Week in the History of the Irish: June 11 - June 17

MÁIRT -- On June…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Paddy the Navvy

"In eighteen hundred and forty-four

I landed on the Liverpool shore

Me belly was empty me hands were raw

With working on the railway, the railway

I'm weary of the railway

Poor paddy works on the railway"

(from Poor Paddy on the Railway by The Dubliners…

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Added by Kieron Punch on June 2, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Wexford's Thomas Gray: Rebellion of 1641's Siege of Fort Duncannon

Irish loyalties in the Rebellion of 1641 were intertwined between religion and the destabilization of English politics. "The Catholic  landowners desire to recover their lost land was one main reason for the rebellion. The…

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Added by Don Gray on June 2, 2017 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The Forgotten Women of 1916

When President Michael D. Higgins gave the keynote address on International Women’s Day in Ireland this year, he spoke of the “diverse and often boundary breaking roles played by women in the Uprising of 1916, as well as the impact of the role of women in the…

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Added by Jim Hawkins on May 25, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH --  On May 21, 1745, 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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 20, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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