Mike McCormack's Blog Posts Tagged 'History of Ireland' (4)

The Women of Erin

During a 1986 interview with 1916 patriot Sam O’Reilly for the Irish Echo newspaper, Sam excused himself to retrieve some notes.  At that point, his wife Mary whispered, "Mike, would you ever tell our story?"  I said,…

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Added by Mike McCormack on February 28, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Special Yuletides in Irish History

In 1587, the English inside the Pale (a fortified district around Dublin) were concerned about the Irish whom they had not yet brought under their control – especially in Ulster. The Ulster clans were an independent…

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Added by Mike McCormack on December 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Lights From Christmas Past

There are more than just Christmas lights illuminating the darkness as the sun rises on the Winter Solstice in Ireland. On December 21, a marvelous event occurs at Bru na Boinne. On a hill in the Boyne Valley of County…

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Added by Mike McCormack on December 5, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Count George Noble Plunkett -- A Special Father

On Fathers Day we remember our own, and other special fathers. There are also special fathers in Irish history. In fact, if you examine the background of many of Ireland's patriots, you will find the strong influence…

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Added by Mike McCormack on June 1, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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