All Blog Posts Tagged 'Military History' (236)

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 Regiment of…

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Ballinalee, County Longford: The Village of Generals

To outsiders, the village of Ballinalee, in County Longford, might seem like no great shakes, just a bump in the road, a blink-and-you-miss-it spot that you’re through before you even notice. Were they to consult a map of the county, the seemingly inconsequential…

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This Week in Irish History - April 30 - May 6

DEARDAOIN -- From April 29 through May 4, 1863, the 6th Louisiana Infantry, a largely Irish Confederate regiment, fought at the 2nd battle of…

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 16, 1746, a battle was fought in Scotland that would have long-term implications for Ireland, as well as Scotland. It ended "Bonnie" Prince Charlie's Jacobite uprising, known in Scotland as simply, "The '45." It was the battle…

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John Paul Jones and His Irish Marines

As John Paul Jones, captain of the Bonhomme Richard, prepared to face two British…

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Added by Joe Gannon on April 8, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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

Roger Casement and crew members stand in the tower of a German U-boat en route to Ireland.

DOMHNAIGH -- On the monrning…

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

LUAIN -- Beginning on April 3 and continuing to May 8, 1781, the Irish Hibernia regiment of…

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 5, 1733, Arthur Dillon, son of the 7th Viscount Dillon, and first commander of Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade of France, died at St.…

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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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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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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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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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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 30 - November 5

DOMNAIGH -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous…

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'In Harm’s Way': America’s Greatest Submarine Commander

Richard Hetherington O'Kane (below-right, in his Annapolis graduation photo) was born on February 2, 1911 in Dover, New Hampshire, a town near the Atlantic coast with a population of about 13,000 at the time. His father, Dr. Walter Collins O'Kane, was a…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 11, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

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