All Blog Posts Tagged 'history' (32)

Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

Image: 'Falling' by Jane Theau (2017)

When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of…

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Added by Anne Casey on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

My Granny, the Looter -- One of Many During Easter Week

To have a relative who was ‘out’ in 1916 – that is, someone who took part in that mad assault on the British Empire known as the Easter Rising – is something to be treasured.

Of course, there were plenty of other…

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Added by David Lawlor on February 16, 2016 at 2:30am — 9 Comments

Sinking Into Oblivion

The captain was on the bridge of the ship when he saw the track of the torpedo about 300 feet away, but by then it was too late.

Pictured, the SS Arabic sinking (Image: Illustrated London…

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Added by David Lawlor on August 14, 2015 at 8:30pm — 19 Comments

Two Elizas: The Irish Courtesans Who Set the World Alight

Lola Montez

Lola Montez

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl… so far, so true (and with thanks to Barry Manilow), but this particular Lola  also happened to be one of Europe’s most beautiful and talked-about women, who married several times and who…

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Added by David Lawlor on August 9, 2015 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

The Tan Who Was Hanged By His Own Side

When the Black and Tans were first deployed in Ireland in March 1920, they soon proved themselves to be a pretty brutal bunch. They were liberal with the use of their rifles, were often drunk and even engaged in arson and robbery.

The Tans were ex-servicemen, many of them scarred from their time in the trenches during…

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Added by David Lawlor on July 6, 2015 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

Druids, Bishops, Saints, Gods and Revolutionaries

Not many people know about Uisneach but it really is a special place. Situated in the very centre of the island of Ireland, in County Westmeath, it has been referred to as the navel of Ireland. At its centre is Aill na Míreann (the stone of the divisions, seen above) and this…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on February 4, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Mr William Butler and Mrs George Yeats

When Olivia Shakespear introduced her ex-lover, W.B. Yeats, to her niece-by-marriage, Georgie, in London in 1917 she knew he…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on December 31, 2014 at 4:07am — 5 Comments

Building Your Irish Library

Ireland’s history, like that of most countries, is a mixture of history, legend, myth, ballad, and story.  Although part of my family came from County Tyrone in the years before the Famine, any stories from…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on November 5, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments


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Free Course from Trinity College!

Did you know that Trinity College in Dublin offers free courses? There's one offered right now that you can still get in to called Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's History 1912-1923

Explore the lives of men,…

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Added by Fran Reddy on September 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


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New Figures on the Irish Who Fought for Canada in WW1

There's a very good article here from The Irish Times on new numbers from the Department of National Defence in Canada on the Irish who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War 1, although the number is likely underestimated. There is a new history project initiative in…

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Added by Fran Reddy on August 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

The Ros Tapestry – A Tale Told in Thread

After fellow Wild Geese member Oisen O'Connell had generously taken…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 15, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Mistresses, Concubines and Fitzies in Your Family Tree?

When a "family detective" starts researching  “Royalty” connected to one’s family, there arises  women known as “Mistresses” and “Concubines”.  Most Kings had them. Do you know the difference…

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Added by Dee Notaro on July 10, 2014 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

The Wild Geese Featured on NYC TV

The Wild Geese gained a spotlight on 'Communications Corner,' on Queens Public Television (QPTV), the Queens, NYC, public television network. During the broadcast, co-founder Gerry Regan shares his personal background while discussing the ever-growing and very passionate membership of the world's leading social network…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 4, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments


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Luke Gibbons - My Remarkable Great Grandfather!

My Great-Grandfather Luke Gibbons is named after his grandfather who was born around 1780 in Ireland, probably in…

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Added by Fran Reddy on June 6, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

From-Ireland: My Website

I didn't name my website last night so now I'll tell you a little about it.

It is called from-ireland and I created it about 2001.  A net friend taught me a little about web page creation and I don't mean the kind of web pages that we find free on the internet now, I mean he taught me code and what the 'source code' of a web page looks like.  I had to work from the back forward meaning I created pages in code and then looked at what the end result would look like.  After a while, I…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Dynamite Johnny O'Brien: 'A Captain Unafraid'

Note Johnny with the Piratic Bandana

Have a read below to find out more about this captivating, mad,…

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Added by Charles G O' Brien on May 11, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Irish Family History with Celebrity Genealogist Megan Smolenyak

I so enjoyed my interviews and interactions with US Genealogist Megan Smolenyak I thought you might enjoy them too. Last year we transferred them from the old website. Below are the links to my articles as well a  a…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on March 13, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

My 'Wexford Gathering' in Druidic Carne

For 13 years I had been looking for "The Cross of Ballysheen" County Wexford in historical records and on my journeys with Google streetview.  Finally I was here at 'The Lobster Pot' at Carnsore Point which sits right on the crossroads dividing the old townlands of Ballysheen and Ballyfane.  I had quickly…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on December 18, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Listening to Ghosts

I desire silence. I want to be free from the noise that humans make. I fear I will never be free from this noise. I'm often in the woods and I still hear a car that is miles away or a plane flying overhead. And even my…

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Added by Cynthia Neale on December 6, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Ireland's 'The Gathering' Success Inspires Even More!

Ireland's worldwide invitation to the Irish diaspora to come home in the very ambitious and controversial countrywide event "The Gathering" has exceeded all expectations.  A…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on November 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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