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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 24 - September 30

Posted by The Wild Geese on September 23, 2023 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 24, 1798, United Irishman Bartholomew Teeling was executed in Dublin. Teeling was the son of wealthy linen merchant in Lisburn, County Antrim. His father was involved in both the Defender and United Irish movement and Bartholomew and his…


Great Irish Pubs of Indian Summer (And Year Round)

Posted by Michael Quane on September 21, 2015 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

With its sunny weather, vacation time, and, for the lucky, a shorter work-week, summer is a great time to catch up on hobbies, whether parasailing, mountain biking, or in my case, visiting new or favorite Irish pubs.

After much exhaustive research, with summer now nearly behind, I share…


Soldier Jennie Hodgers: Irish Woman Fought in America's Civil War

Posted by David Lawlor on September 24, 2015 at 2:30am 8 Comments

The life and times of Private Albert D.J. Cashier are one of those historic anomalies that make you scratch your head and wonder, ‘How the hell could that happen?’

Private Cashier served in the ranks of the 95th Illinois for three years – from their muster-in on September 4, 1862, until the regiment…


Remembering Robert Emmet

Posted by Micheal O Doibhilin on September 24, 2014 at 10:40pm 1 Comment

On Friday September 20th, 1803, Robert Emmet was hanged and beheaded by Executioner Thomas Galvin in Thomas Street, in front of St. Catherine’s Church, before a crowd of up to 45,000 people.

Each year the Emmet and Devlin Memorial…


Eulogy for Anne Devlin

Posted by Micheal O Doibhilin on September 25, 2014 at 4:21pm 3 Comments

At the Commemorative mass for Anne Devlin in St. Catherine's Church, Meath Street, Dublin on Sunday 14 September, 2014 I gave the following Eulogy:

"As we celebrate this decade of centenaries, it is easy to forget those who went before, and without whom many of these events would not have happened.

One such person was Anne Devlin, in…


The Races of Castlebar a Highlight of 'The Year of the French'

Posted by Brían Hoban on November 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

On July 3, 1998, An Taoiseach Bertie Aherne, T.D., unveiled a plaque on The Kingsbridge Inn to commemorate the bicentenary of "The Races of Castlebar." This event, as well as the publication of Thomas Flanagan's “The Year of the French" in 1979 and the subsequent filming of this novel some years ago, have increased an…


Irish Rebel Maurice Meade: May You Live in Interesting Times

Posted by Joe Gannon on August 16, 2023 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

It was around mid-afternoon on February 3, 1921, as the Irish Volunteers of the Mid and East Limerick Brigades emerged onto the road near Dromkeen House in Co. Limerick. The firing at the Dromkeen Ambush had just ended, having only gone on for a few minutes, but the effect on the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) men in the ambushed convoy had been…



Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on August 16, 2023 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Tomatoes and basil; potatoes and rosemary; salmon and dill. Perfect partners in summer dishes, of course, so grab as many fresh herbs as you can to pair with the last of summer’s bounty. Herbs are the easiest of all edible plants to grow — whether in a small pot on your windowsill, in a…


This Week in the History of the Irish: July 23 - July 29

Posted by The Wild Geese on July 22, 2023 at 3:05pm 0 Comments

MÁIRT -- On July 26, 1739, George Clinton, soldier, first governor of New York, and vice president of the United States was born in Little Britain, N.Y., of Irish Protestant parents. Clinton served in his father's New York state militia unit during the French and Indian War before being elected to the New…



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