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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 9 - December 15

Posted by The Wild Geese on December 9, 2018 at 9:49am 0 Comments

LUAIN -- On December 10, 1710, the Irish regiments in the service of Spain fought in the battle of Villaviciosa during the…

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Alleta Sullivan: “Champion Gold Star Mother" of WWII

Posted by Joe Gannon on November 22, 2018 at 11:30pm 4 Comments

There are many stirring tales of Irish and Irish-American military heroes in the long history of the United States. From…

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New York Celebration of Fr. Felix Varela, Advocate for the Irish, on November 20th

Posted by John McAuliff on November 18, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Father Felix Varela became the advocate for the Irish immigrants in New York from the 1830s to 1850s. including the famine period.  There will be a celebration of his life at the Church of the…

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Giving Thanks for Irish Cheese

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on November 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

If you’re still looking to add an Irish “touch” to your American Thanksgiving meal, look no further than this delicious starter featuring Cashel Blue, Ireland’s first (and most delicious) blue cheese. This recipe comes from award-winning chef Kevin Dundon, proprietor of Dunbrody House in County Wexford,…

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Totally Irish Gifts Celebrates Its 6th Anniversary!

Posted by Totally Irish Gifts on October 7, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

As we celebrate our 6th Anniversary this month, we really do feel honored to be part of our customers' gift giving for so many special occasions. These are mainly happy occasions, but we are also mindful that gifts are often purchased for loved ones who need a special thought when life gets tough. We love to hear from customers on why a…

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Treachery and Betrayal in South Armagh

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on October 21, 2018 at 9:00am 2 Comments

In July 1690 the last battle fought on Irish soil between two kings played out in the hills and valleys of the Boyne river valley in County Meath, Ireland. The battle was fought between the deposed king James II who was the last Roman Catholic monarch of…

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General Charles Edward Jennings: 'Le Brave Kilmaine'

Posted by Joe Gannon on October 19, 2018 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

The port of Brest in the mid-1790s by Jean-François Hue (1751-1823)

As he watched the small French fleet carrying his friend Theobald Wolfe…

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Ireland's First Superstar Stars in RTE Documentary

Posted by Jarlath MacNamara on November 6, 2018 at 7:30am 0 Comments

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Two days ago this radio documentary was launched by RTE in Ireland to great applause about P. S. Gilmore, 1829-1892, with the help of great historians like TheWildGeese.irish's own Gerry Regan; New York Irish History Roundtable's…

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Almost Time To Celebrate Samhain

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on October 17, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

The ancient Celtic harvest feast called Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, the “darker half” of the year. It’s celebrated on October 31-November 1, which is nearly halfway between…

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The Human Computer from Donegal

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on October 6, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

The next time you power up your computer or go to the rifle range, take aim and set your sights on a target off in the distance, knowing that you will hit the target, raise a glass to a ground-breaking Irishwoman from Donegal named…

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