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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 10 - October 16

Posted by The Wild Geese on October 9, 2021 at 9:52pm 0 Comments

LUAIN -- On October 11, 1860, all the militia units of New York City were ordered to turn out to march in honor of the visiting Prince of Wales, the 19-year-old heir to the English throne.

(Left: Courtesy of the late Lt. Col. Ken Powers, historian, 69th…

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Sligo's John Patton: Revolutionary War Hero

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

by Mike McCormack, AOH Historian

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 1777 and they…

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Quick Supper for Fall Nights

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on October 3, 2021 at 8:57am 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 butter company that imports Cashel Blue from Ireland.…

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An Irish Graduate Student Discovers Pulsars, An English Man gets the Nobel Prize

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, and immigration officials, only came to fruition…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…
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