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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 12 - September 18

Posted by The Wild Geese on September 11, 2021 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

LUAIN -- On September 13, 1803, John Barry (left), of Ballysampson, Co.Wexford, considered by many to be the 'Father of the U.S. Navy,' died in Philadelphia. At a young age, Barry went to sea as a fisherman; by age 20, he had…


Remembering 9/11 on the 20th Anniversary

Posted by The Wild Geese on September 10, 2021 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

It was 20 years ago that the United States and the world held their breath as the worst terrorist attack in history took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. The attack was in the U.S. but many of the victims were from other countries around the world.



'Saint of 9/11': Cleric's Message of Love Rises From the Twin Towers' Rubble

Posted by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2006 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

First responders carry Fr. Mychal Judge's body from the rubble of the World Trade Center…


The Belfast Cowboy.

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

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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…


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…


Celebrating Goat Cheese!

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on August 10, 2021 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Did you know August is National Goat Cheese Month? Frankly, I didn’t, but a friend who follows a “National Day Calendar” that celebrates foods on a monthly and daily basis reminded me to promote goat cheese before I’m too late. No problem, as I’ve enjoyed goat cheese countless time during my…


The Galloping Hogan

Posted by Mike McCormack on July 31, 2021 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

After Cromwell’s conquest of Ireland, more than 40,000 Irish were relocated west of the River Shannon by the end of 1654. Those who weren’t were press-ganged into the British Navy or sold as indentured servants to the colonies. There was one group, however, who refused either. They eluded capture in the…


United Irishman Nicholas Gray: Mississippi Territory -- 'Believe Me, Sir, I Fear No Man' Part 1

Posted by Don Gray on July 23, 2021 at 7:30am 0 Comments

                                                         Above, Mississippi Territory (1798-1817), Wikipedia

Nicholas Gray was a young attorney from Wexford, when he was sentenced to be executed after the 1798 Rebellion.  Gray and his brother-in-law, Henry…

Another Easy Summer Supper

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on July 21, 2021 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Everyone loves a good portion of fish ‘n chips, but not everyone appreciates the added fat and calories that come with it. Here’s where poaching comes in — a simple, healthier, and flavorful way to prepare fish with no batter, no breading, and no hot oil. When you return to…



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