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Champ John L. Sullivan: 'Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand'

Posted by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2021 at 12:30am 4 Comments

As “Gentleman” Jim Corbett walked down the steps toward the ring in the Olympic Club in New Orleans on Wednesday, September 7, 1892, he could see “The Boston Strong Boy,” John L. Sullivan, waiting for him. The smell of cigar smoke hung in the air as the supremely confident Sullivan, who was more…

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The Geology of Ireland

Posted by David Horgan on October 15, 2021 at 9:00am 0 Comments

John Winston Lennon

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on October 9, 2021 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Happy Birthday John.

Oct. 9 1940

We still love and miss you.

Thanks for the joy and inspiration.…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 17 - October 23

Posted by The Wild Geese on October 16, 2021 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 17, 1803, nationalist politician and Young Irelander William Smith O'Brien was born in Dromoland, County Clare. O'Brien was…

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Sligo's John Patton: Revolutionary War Hero

Posted by Mike McCormack on October 1, 2021 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Many Irish who contributed significantly to this nation have been undeservedly excluded from the pages of our school’s history books and their stories remain untold. One such is John Patton. Born in 1745 in County Sligo, John immigrated to Philadelphia about 1765. He met and married Jane Davis on 7 March…

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Wild Mushroom and Blue Cheese Toasties -- Fast Meal for Fall Nights

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on October 3, 2021 at 8:30am 0 Comments



WILD MUSHROOM-BLUE CHEESE TOASTIES

SERVES 6

This quick supper recipe comes from award-winning chef Kevin Dundon, proprietor of Dunbrody House in County Wexford. It’s part of a collection of recipes from Kerrygold, the cheese and…

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Irish Grad Student Discovers Pulsars, But Englishman Gets Nobel

Posted by Thomas Madigan on September 12, 2021 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Being of Irish heritage and an astronomer, astrophysicist and educator by profession, I have a particular interest in this story. As a founding member of Astronomy For Change (https://astronomyforchange.org) and the original author, I'm sharing it here on TWG. -- Tom…

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The Belfast Cowboy

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 31, 2021 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Happy Birthday, Van. Thanks for the joy and inspiration. Aug. 31, 1945

52 years ago a determined, multi-talented individual arrived in NYC and fought the greatest battle he had ever faced. His vision, thwarted by powerful men in suits and long black limousines, vindictive record companies,…

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Two of America's Irish Heroes

Posted by Mike McCormack on August 30, 2021 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

In September 1862, two Irish-born men were about to put their lives on the line for their adopted American nation.  One was Dennis Heenan from Borrisokane, County Tipperary who arrived in Philadelphia in 1839.  He joined one of the many Irish militias defending Irish neighborhoods from the bigoted…

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Sarsfield and Hogan: Irish Triumph at Ballyneety

Posted by Joe Gannon on August 5, 2021 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

Slowly marching back and forth through the still night air in Ballneety, Co. Limerick, the Williamite sentry standing guard over King Williams siege train blinked and rubbed his sleepy eyes, hoping his relief would be there soon. King William’s army had Limerick under siege, and the eight heavy…

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