All Blog Posts Tagged 'United' (51)

Thomas Addis Emmet: Twice a Rebel

Today we remember with pride the great Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who led an Irish rebellion that occurred 23 July 1803, 214 years ago today. Robert Emmet had an equally patriotic brother who took part in, not one, but two rebellions. Here is his fascinating story…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 23, 2017 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

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

MÁIRT -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal joined the Gaelic League in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Indicting Ireland's 'Masters,' 'Pastors': Q&A With Director Ken Loach

Sandy Boyer (SB) interviews via telephone …
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Irish 'Flavor' of the Erie Canal Workforce

When European settlement of North America started pushing inland from the coast, transportation problems repeatedly occurred. The biggest problem was the Appalachian Mountains, 400 miles from the coast. …

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Added by Dee Notaro on March 7, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

How My Dad Won the Second World War (Despite Almost Being Arrested for Sedition)

Summer 2013

The London Olympic Games remind me of my Dad. He lived in the great battered city during World War II, part of acolorful U.S. Army career that included:…

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Added by Jim Gregory on February 4, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

'Walls Along the Barricades' or Why Can't Protestants and Catholics Get Along?

A Book Review: "Walls – Travels Along The Barricades"

by Marcello Di Cintio

Soft…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on January 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

From Ireland to America, Part 2: The Kennedy Homestead

On my last day in Ireland, before taking an early flight out of Dublin, fellow Wild Geese member and Irish-American Wexford farmer Oisin O'Connell offered to…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Part 2: Fr. Peter Whelan: Serving the Blue and the Gray

Part 2: Andersonville

By Ed Churchill

A turn of the century postcard view of Fort Monroe, where Whelan and his comrades were exchanged.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 7, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The 35th Indiana: Hoosier State's '1st Irish': Part 2 of 2: 'Fight On'

The Battle of Stones River (February 14, 1863 Harper's Weekly)

By Brian D. Henry

The…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hoboken Irish Fest Highlights NJ's Links to Emerald Isle

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese

Hoboken, N.J. -- Hundreds of families and young people gathered at Hoboken's beautiful waterfront to experience a taste of Ireland at the 2nd Annual Hoboken Irish Cultural Festival. The 3-10 p.m. event, held March 13, offered traditional…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Hoboken Hurling Club’s Roots Planted on Elysian Fields

By David Cosgrove / The Wild Geese 

Hoboken, N.J. -- Seventy-something Hoboken native John Carey, sporting a green sweater, stood amid the city’s annual Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 20, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Recalling the 155th New York Volunteer Infantry 'Corcoran's Irish Legion' 1862-1865

By Kevin O'Beirne

Michael Corcoran was the commander of the 69th New York State Militia regiment, which fought at the battle of 1st Bull Run in July of 1861. Corcoran was captured by the rebels at that battle and was held prisoner for 13 months, until his exchange in August '62. One…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Irish Brigades'S Fifth Regiment

THE IRISH BRIGADE'S FIFTH REGIMENT:

THE 116TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

By David Kincaid

In the spring of 1862, a call was made by the Federal government for more troops. The Civil War had been in progress for more than a year, and the 116th Pennsylvania, recruited principally from Philadelphia, was one of the regiments then authorized. Tipperary-born Dennis Heenan, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish Who Fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn Part 3: The Road to 'Fiddler's Green'

The Seventh on the march in "The Valley of the Shadow" Michael Schreck

By Robert…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish Who Fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn Part 4: 'Big Village. Be Quick. Bring Packs'

Giovanni Martini prepares to depart with Custer's last message to Benteen in "PS, Bring Pacs" by Michael…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish Who Fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn Part 2: For 'Garryowen' and Glory

(Above: "The Silenced War Whoop" by Charles Schreyvogel)

By Robert Doyle

As the men of the 7th Cavalry rode toward their destiny in June 1876 and into the pages of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Custer's Last Irishmen: The Irish who fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

(Above: F. Otto Becker's colorful 1896 lithograph of "Custer's Last Fight.")

Part 1: The 'Greening' of the 7th…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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