All Blog Posts Tagged 'War' (159)

Nicholas Gray: Seeking 'Liberty To Recruit a Regiment of Irish'

In 1798, the new Oaths issued by the Wexford Council had good effect. As Crown forces gathered on Wexford’s borders for the showdown, Nicholas Gray, Secretary of the Council, wrote on 16 June to Fr. Philip Roche, the new commander‑in‑chief. Gray was…

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Added by Don Gray on September 28, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments


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WWII Hero Edwin O’Hara: The Honor, But Not the Medal

(Edwin O'Hara, loading the 4 inch gun on the SS Stephen Hopkins. By W.M. Wilson, on display at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.)

For them there are no big parades, 

No heroes' welcome…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2018 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments


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One of 'The Boys of Wexford' Returns: JFK in Ireland

On June 23, 1963 the people of Ireland fell in love with a member of “The Wild Geese” who had less than five months to live. If ever an American politician had a style and ease that allowed the people of Ireland to see the “Irish” in him, it was John…

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Added by Joe Gannon on June 12, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Irish Rebels Who Fought for Israel

It was 1948, and as the military half-track drove through the Beit Netofa Valley, at the village of Madna in Galilee, shots rang out. One Israeli soldier was killed and another was hit in the head. A sniper had zeroed in on the men and was…

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Added by David Lawlor on May 11, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments


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From Dunkirk to Nagasaki, The Long War of Dr. Aidan MacCarthy

Aidan MacCarthy crouched low in the air raid shelter he and the other prisoners of war had dug themselves. They had seen two American B-29 bombers flying toward the city of Nagasaki before they went into the shelter. A few POWs had stayed outside, though, wanting…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 13, 2017 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

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…

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Added by David Lawlor on May 7, 2017 at 4:30am — 2 Comments


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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


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Westward, Ho! John J. Healy, Montana Pioneer

(Above: "When Wagon Trails Were Dim," Charles Russell's depiction of a wagon train in the American west.)

Many men and women with Irish roots participated in the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on March 14, 2017 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments


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John Russell Young With President Grant in Ireland

Born in Dunamanna, County Tyrone, Ireland. John Russell Young (November 20, 1840 – January 17, 1899) was a journalist, author, diplomat, and the seventh Librarian of the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 19, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Recovering and Refocusing, and a Change in Format

Recovering from a stroke provides a fellow time to consider his future. I plan to make 2 changes as my 83rd BD rapidly approaches. …



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Added by James Francis Smith on November 15, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A U.S. Sailor Writes From His Post in Cork, 1918

Navy veteran John Washington Michael Condon died as he lived, a gregarious man with a penchant for sharing a good story. He was one of my father’s numerous uncles, and was known to me through Dad’s recollections as Uncle Jack. As evidenced by the…

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Added by Gerry Regan on November 10, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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Did the First Marine Recruiter Have Roots in Ireland?

Tun Tavern was erected in 1686. In the 1740s, "Peggy…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 10, 2016 at 5:00am — 15 Comments


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The First Irishman To Visit Tolstoy -- ‘Ireland’s One-Armed Patriot’

The first Irishman to visit Tolstoy was Michael Davitt. He…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 5, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment


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Mayo Native William E. Shannon - U.S. Soldier, Attorney, Leader, Abolitionist

William E. Shannon (c 1821-November 3, 1850) was Born in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland.  He passed the New York State Bar, was commissioned as a captain in the New York Volunteers, and given command of Company J.  He arrived in San…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Those Who Would Sculpt Civil War General Philip Sheridan

Integrity Protecting the Works of Man (by Ward) on the pediment of the New York Stock Exchange Building, Integrity, in the center, wears the winged cap of Mercury, the god of commerce. The figures on her left represent mining and…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on October 30, 2016 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

A Sincere Reply Regarding 'America's Birthday and the Irish'

It been a while since anyone held my feet to the fire over what I wrote, but Patrick O'Toole questioned some of the facts in my 7/5/16 blog America's Birthday and the…

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Added by Mike McCormack on August 4, 2016 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Great O'Neill -- Dead 400 Years in 2016

Last week, in his sleep, in his small palace in Rome, 400 years ago, one of the greatest figures in Irish history passed away, Hugh O'Neill. . With him in his final moments may have been his teenage son, John, whom he had nominated to…

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Added by Brian O'Doherty on July 22, 2016 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

To Celebrate the 4th of July ... The Siege of Yorktown

The Revolutionary War's final land engagement…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 4, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Young Irish Immigrant Awaits Recognition for His Heroism in Vietnam

Patrick Gallagher was born in Derrintogher, County Mayo, Ireland on February 2, 1944. At the age of 18, Patrick immigrated to the United States for the promise of a new life, one filled with opportunity. He quickly started on the immigrant dream: studying law while…

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Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on May 28, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Walking to Work Through a Battle Zone

There are two routes I can take to my office when I leave the train station to go to work. They both pass a large 18th century building of Palladian, neoclassical design, which I used to admire as a child, long before I knew of its connection to my own family.

Now, as I pass it by, I…

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Added by David Lawlor on May 28, 2016 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

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