All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish History' (14)


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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 25, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On October 19, 1751, Charles Edward (Jennings) Kilmaine, general in the French army, was born at Saul's Court, Dublin. His father was a physician from County Galway. Though the family name was Jennings, Charles became known as…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Price of Freedom

What price freedom? Some people could answer that better than others. When it comes to Irish freedom that price was paid in 1916 in the stonebreakers’ yard of Kilmainham Gaol,…

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Added by David Lawlor on June 16, 2015 at 7:00am — 6 Comments


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2016 100th Anniversary 1916 Uprising Tour - Book Now!

Are you planning a visit to Ireland in 2016 for the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1916 Uprising? Why not come with us and join Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones for an unforgettable 10 day journey around the historical sites and…

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Added by Dave Yeates Ireland Tours on April 6, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Michael Collins: A Young Captain in the 1916 Easter Rising

Michael Collins was the youngest son of a farmer, born in the west of the County of  Cork, Ireland, in 1890. The Collins were relatively prosperous, as poor farmers go: his…

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Added by S M Sigerson on March 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Where Every Day Is Bathed in ... Green

The "Great Day" is approaching again.

On St. Patrick's Day all around the world, the Irish and those who love all things Irish will be…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Real Honor Bright

Mary Kate Neill was born on June 11th, 1900 in the tiny township of Graiguenaspiddoge in County Carlow. The 1901 census shows her ten months old. Her mother was Catherine or Kate Neill (née Cullen) aged 38, and her father Michael Neill aged 51. Born in 1850 just after the potato famine of 1845-7, he was a blacksmith. Graiguenaspiddoge was a row of 28 houses beside a main road in the countryside,…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on January 1, 2015 at 5:59am — 1 Comment

Finte Eaglasta Oidhreachtúla na hÉireann (Ireland's Hereditary Ecclesiastical Families) - Part 3

Na Mná / The Women

Ó am go ham, feicimid sna hAnnála tagairt do mhná céile agus d'iníonacha na cléire oidhreachtúla, mar sna samplaí thíos.…

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Added by Jerry Kelly on December 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

'Women of the Irish Revolution'

"Women of the Irish Revolution"

by Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Gillis

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“Ireland at the end of the…

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Added by Ireland's Military Story on December 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Terry Golway Speaks at the Irish Cultural Society

At the Irish Cultural Society meeting on November 12, 2014, Terry Golway did what great historians do — he made uncommon connections among historical facts.  During his…

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Added by Irish Cultural Society of GC on November 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Downton Abbey It Ain't

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"The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster, 1872–1948"

by Terrence Dooley…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on November 5, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Exclusive Look at 'The Last Torch' for The Wild Geese

Well, we did it. It was hard, but overall I conducted myself with class and rehearsed for hours with an array of talented, crazy people. It was so challenging as a first-time producer and…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 10, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Great Irish Romances: W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne

Love In a Time of Turmoil

It could rightfully be considered in an inauspicious start to a great love story, when years…

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Added by Lisa Fortin Jackson on February 4, 2014 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

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

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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