All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish Freedom Struggle' (385)


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Irish War of Independence: The Lispole Ambush, Avoiding Disaster on the Dingle Peninsula

If you ever drive down the south side of the beautiful and scenic Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry, as I did with my wife, brother and sister-in-law last June (and everyone should, at least one in their lives), you will pass through the small village of Lispole…

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Added by Joe Gannon on March 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 19 - March 25

DOMHNAIGH - 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 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 12 - March 18

DEARDAOIN -- On March 16, 1828, Patrick Cleburne, one of the finest generals produced by either side during America's long, bloody civil war was born at Bride Park Cottage in Ovens Township, Co. Cork, just outside…

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

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 5 - March 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 5, 1921 during the Irish War of Independence, an ambush by the Irish Volunteers at Clonbanin, Co. Cork killed British General Hanway Cumming and twelve other British soldiers. Seán…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 4, 2017 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: Feb. 26 - March 4

LUAIN - On February 27, 1735, Thomas Conway, a soldier in French and U.S. armies, was born in Cloghane, County Kerry. Conway was taken to France at the age of six to be educated and, in 1749, he joined the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 25, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 19-25

LUAIN -- On February 20, 1942 Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare became the first U.S. Navy ace of the war when he was credited with downing five Japanese bombers in a single day. O'Hare had an…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 12 - February 18

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An officer of Dillion's Regiment.…

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


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The Battle of Crossbarry: ... 'Who Piped Old Ireland Free'

They sought to wipe the column out,

From east to west, from north to south,

“Till at Crossbarry’s bloody rout

The woke from their day dreaming

Though ten to one they were that day

Our boys were…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 10, 2017 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 29 - February 4

LUAIN -- On January 30, 1879, Edme Patrice de MacMahon (right) retired…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 28, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Production Team Moves From Easter Rising to 'Snow Falls'

One of the many events held during 2016 to honour those who took part in the Easter Rising 100 years before was a stage play From the Backbone Out, which told the story of Richard O’Carroll, a labour leader…

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Added by James O'Brien on January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments


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

DEARDAOIN - January 22, 1760, at Wandewash, India, General Thomas Arthur Comte de Lally's French army, including his regiment of the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on January 21, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 15 - January 21

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 15, 1702 Thomas Arthur Lally, a renowned but tragic officer in the Irish Brigade in the service of France, was born in Romans, France. Lally was the son of Sir Gerard Lally…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 14, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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

DEARDAOIN -- On January 8, 1871, James Craig (right), Viscount Craigavon, Unionist politician, was born in Belfast. Craig was the son of a wealthy distiller. He was educated at private schools. After school he…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 7, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

'Irishmen and Irishwomen': For 1916 From 2016

During the past year I had the privilege and honour to be commissioned to write a new orchestral suite for 1916 by Roscommon County Council. The suite, called IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN, is of eight movements

1. IRISHMEN AND…

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Added by Vincent Kennedy on January 1, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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

LUAIN -- On December 19, 1877, Land League organizer Michael Davitt was released from Dartmoor Prison. Davitt, revolutionary and agrarian agitator, was born in Straide, County Mayo. Davitt's family was evicted from their small farm when he was just a boy.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 17, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887 Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney (right), trade unionist and revolutionary was born at Fisher's…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments


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Lucille Yseult Dudley: The Woman Who Shot Rossa

In 1885, Lucy Coverdale, aka Lucille Yseult Dudley, made an unsucessful attempt on the life of Rossa. She was found to be insane at trial and ended up in a lunatic asylum at Auburn, in New York. Capt.…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 27, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 27 - December 3

MÁIRT -- On November 29, 1895, Denny Lane (right), author and poet, and member of the revolutionary…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Writer, Activist Alice Milligan -- Prodigy, Visionary, Humanitarian

Alice Milligan (1866-1953) was born into a middle-class Methodist family, one of 11 children. (Some sources would suggest that there were 13 children.) Her father was Seaton Milligan, a writer, poet, antiquary, member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), and a businessman. Her…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on November 8, 2016 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

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

MÁIRT -- On November 8, 1987, in one of the most…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 5, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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