All Blog Posts Tagged 'History of Ireland' (382)

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

MÁIRT -- 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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 17, 2018 at 4:43pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 28 - November 3

MÁIRT -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous Blueshirts, was born in Castleblayney, County Monaghan.

(Right: O'Duffy's Blueshirts rally in a Dublin cemetery,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 27, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Treachery and Betrayal in South Armagh

In July 1690 the last battle fought on Irish soil between two kings played out in the hills and valleys of the Boyne river valley in County Meath, Ireland. The battle was fought between the deposed king James II who was the last Roman Catholic monarch of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 21, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 14, 1814, Thomas Osborne Davis, the poet laureate of the Young Ireland party and one of its founders, was born in Mallow, Co. Cork. Like many other revolutionary Irish leaders, Davis was of an Anglo-Irish…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 7 - October 13

LUAIN -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born Confederate General Patrick Cleburne commanded a brigade at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky. Cleburne's…

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The Human Computer from Donegal

The next time you power up your computer or go to the rifle range, take aim and set your sights on a target off in the distance, knowing that you will hit the target, raise a glass to a ground-breaking Irishwoman from Donegal named…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 6, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nicholas Gray: Seeking 'Liberty To Recruit a Regiment of Irish'

In 1798, the new Oaths issued by the Wexford Council had good effect. As Crown forces gathered on Wexford’s borders for the showdown, Nicholas Gray, Secretary of the Council, wrote on 16 June to Fr. Philip Roche, the new commander‑in‑chief. Gray was…

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Added by Don Gray on September 28, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

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

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

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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 2 - September 8

LUAIN -- 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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The Great Famine of 1315



Five hundred and thirty years before the death and devastation caused in 1847 by An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger), Ireland suffered an equally horrific event that begun in 1315 and was the first in a series of large-scale disasters that devastated Europe in the 14th century. A continent-wide famine began with…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 27, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 26- September 1

LUAIN -- 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…

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'Coffin Ships' and The Great Irish Famine

This is an article I wrote for my site about Coffin Ships and the Potato Famine:…

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Added by ADRIAN McGRATH on August 23, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On July 22, 1864, the Irish 10th Tennessee of Hood's Confederate Army in Decatur, Georgia, was engaged…

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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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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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