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This Week in the History of the Irish: March 29 - April 4

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 28, 2020 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

LUAIN -- On March 30, 1873, Richard Church (left), of County Cork, soldier, sometimes called the "liberator of Greece," died in Athens. Church was born in Cork in 1784. As a young man, he ran off to join the British army. As ensign in the 13th (Somersetshire) Light Infantry he…

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Long Distance Kiddies, Tunnel Tigers and Blitz Squads

Posted by Thomas R. on March 17, 2020 at 9:00am 0 Comments

My Grandfather Tom left Westport Mayo and farm life in Aughagower I assume around 1923.  As one of the "Lost Legion" of republicans, disgruntled by the affairs of the state, he decided to emigrate. Accompanied by his best friend "Ton" Malone, he set out one evening from a dance armed with a few bottles of "black stuff" that he swapped for train…

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Matilda Tone  1769-1849. Wife of Wolfe Tone , Mother, Rebel

Posted by That's Just How It Was on March 12, 2020 at 10:00am 0 Comments

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Martha “Matilda “ Tone [ wife of Theobald Wolfe Tone] was born in Dublin to Catherine Witherington [née Fanning]. Records show that her father was listed as a Woolen Draper, a Wine Merchant and a merchant between the years  1768 - 1793, some…

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Hello From Ireland

Posted by Mary Bradford on March 15, 2020 at 3:00pm 8 Comments

Hello, Everyone, 

My name is Mary and I'm from County Cork, Ireland. I have just joined this great group and I'm still trying to find my way around the site. I heard of this group through the lovely Claire Fullerton and I want to say thank you to her. I am a published writer and enjoy crocheting when not writing. 

I have two gorgeous grandsons and being a Nana is one of my greatest joys. I am a Mum of four…

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Patrick Cleburne's Ireland

Posted by Liam McAlister on March 15, 2020 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

On the day following Christmas 1849, the barque “Bridgetown” finally docked in New Orleans and its 258 passengers disembarked. One of the cabin passengers was a 21 year old Irishman who was destined to become the recipient of great admiration, devotion and loyalty especially during the last four…

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Na San Patricios (The St. Patrick Battalion)

Posted by Charles G O' Brien on March 16, 2020 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

This winter I was travelling through Mexico -- almost into Guatemala and as far up as the deserts bordering the U.S. The last time I had been down Mexico way was in 2010 when I presented the Irish language documentary…

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I Just Love a Good Mystery!

Posted by Brian Nolan on March 16, 2020 at 8:00am 9 Comments

Those pictured above -- more likely both of them -- had witnessed and survived another pandemic, the Irish Famine, where generations of whole families were swept away by starvation, typhoid and influenza. Their weather-beaten lined faces tell a story of resilience, and perhaps…

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Betsy Gray ... Irish Joan of Arc (Ballynahinch, 1798 Rising)

Posted by That's Just How It Was on February 18, 2020 at 8:30am 0 Comments

A heroine, beyond any doubt, our own Irish Joan of Arc, was Betsy Grey  ...   a folk hero to all of Ulster, with both Loyalist and Republicans claiming her as their own,   due to the facts that she was  a known to be a Presbyterian ... with links to the United Irishman, a  non-sectarian …

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Elevate Tea Sandwiches From Great to Fabulous

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on March 4, 2020 at 7:00am 1 Comment

By definition, chutney is a relish-like sauce made with fruit, sugar, spices, and vinegar. It was often made to give late summer and autumn fruits a long shelf life and was used to add contrasting flavor to meats, especially poultry and game. It’s also a great — make that fabulous — addition to a…

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The Clonbanin Ambush: 'To Hell With Surrender!'

Posted by Joe Gannon on March 1, 2020 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

March 5, 1921, dawned bright and clear on the Mallow-Killarney Road (N-72 today) west of Clonbanin, Co. Cork. The men of Seán Moylan’s Cork No. 2 (North) Brigade and Thomas McEllistrim’s Kerry No. 2 (South) Brigade of the Irish Volunteers began to move into position on the north and south sides of…

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