Mike McCormack's Blog (25)

Paddy Colvin's Unforgettable New Year

There were a number of Irishmen in Trenton, NJ prior to the Revolutionary War.  Among them…

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Added by Mike McCormack on January 1, 2014 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

An Irish Christmas

The Christmas season in Ireland is a happy combination of modern and ancient customs that combine to bring a unique meaning to this special time of year.  While Christmas shopping, decorated trees, and Santa Claus are…

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Added by Mike McCormack on November 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

The Meaning of Thanksgiving

History is written by the winner, which accounts for the revised versions of some events.  Another reason is that some  rewrote history to support a specific agenda, quoting facts out of context, citing only those…

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Added by Mike McCormack on November 2, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

The United Irishmen



By Mike McCormack, AOH National Historian

One of the closest times that the Irish ever came to independence from the Crown happened when Irish Catholics and Protestants united in a brotherhood of purpose for the benefit of all.  It was inspired by…

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Added by Mike McCormack on September 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

'Bold' Robert Emmet

by Mike McCormack, AOH National Historian

Two Hundred and ten years ago on August 25, 1803, a tragic event befell Irish history. It all began when the United Irishmen, a group of Catholics and Protestants united to work for…

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Added by Mike McCormack on September 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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