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Ireland and the Great War: RTE series on Irish WWI vets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill Nov 13, 2013. 1 Reply

          A collection of short films from RTE's archive on the Irish who fought in WWI.…Continue

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An Image of Union Donors to the 1863 Irish Relief Fund, Forty Years On

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From our good friend Damian Shiels' blog on the Irish in the American Civil war comes…Continue

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West Cork’s Hales Family: Giving All for Irish Freedom

Posted on February 1, 2024 at 12:00am 3 Comments

Seán Hales, a TD (member of the Dáil Éireann) from County Cork, and Padraig Ó Maile, a TD from County Mayo, emerged from the Ormond Hotel along the north bank of the Liffey River in Dublin at about 2:30 PM on December 7, 1922. Just the day before, the Free State had been formally established by…

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Corkman Stephen Moylan: The Man Who First Wrote 'United States of America'

Posted on December 10, 2023 at 6:30pm 5 Comments

In the late 18th century, the Irish in America were some of the most ardent and loyal supporters of the cause of American independence from British rule. Recent scholarship has put the participation of the Irish and Scots-Irish in Washington’s Army at 40% and possibly more. A few of those…

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The Daughters of Count General Arthur Dillon

Posted on October 6, 2023 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Arthur Dillon had quite an incredible, if short, life as an officer in the Irish Brigade of France and later victim of the "Reign of Terror.". He also…

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Semper Et Ubique Fidelis: The Dillons and the Irish Brigade of France

Posted on October 6, 2023 at 7:00pm 10 Comments

Oh wild was their rush and exultant their shout,

When the signal to charge from the bugle rang out,—

The fire of their hearts seemed to temper each blade.

They…

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Irish Rebel Maurice Meade: May You Live in Interesting Times

Posted 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…

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William Muldoon: The "Solid Man" Who Tamed John L. Sullivan

Posted on May 21, 2023 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

John L. Sullivan, heavyweight champion of the world, strode into the bar in the small town of Belfast in western New York state as if he owned it. He had done…

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Meath Artist John Mulvany: Painting the "Last Stand"

Posted on March 20, 2023 at 12:00pm 5 Comments

Walt Whitman removed his wide-brimmed hat and wiped his brow with his handkerchief. The summer of 1881 was hot and humid in New York City, with 22 days hitting 80̈° or more. The 62-year-old had come downtown to see a massive work of art. It was causing a sensation in the few places it had…

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'The Blacksmith' Hammers the Auxies at Clonfin, Longford

Posted on January 27, 2023 at 10:30pm 3 Comments

Irish Volunteer Paddy "Bug" Callaghan and his two comrades stared up the road to the east as the cool, crisp air of February 2, 1921, caused their breath to fog the air around them. The three members of the North Longford Battalion of the Irish Volunteers were tasked with the most critical job of…

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Seán Hales, a TD (member of the Dáil Éireann) from County Cork, and Padraig Ó Maile, a TD from County Mayo, emerged from the Ormond Hotel along the north bank of the Liffey River in Dublin at about 2:30 PM on December 7, 1922. Just the day before, the Free State had been formally established by an Act of the British Parliament. They intended to board a hackney cab and…See More
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Video of the talk given by Liz Gillis, author of "The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution" to the Kilbrittain Historical Society.
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"The Third West Cork Brigade We'll raise our voices in Ireland's praise Glad are our hearts to-day, For Ireland's sons have proved their worth In the good old I.R.A. All parts fought well for Roisin Dubh [ lyrics ] But we a record…"
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"The funeral card of Seán Hales good friend, Dick Barrett, Below is the notice given to the four Republicans who were executed the night after Seán Hales was killed. They were executed the following morning. “You ________ are…"
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West Cork’s Hales Family: Giving All for Irish Freedom

Seán Hales, a TD (member of the Dáil Éireann) from County Cork, and Padraig Ó Maile, a TD from County Mayo, emerged from the Ormond Hotel along the north bank of the Liffey River in Dublin at about 2:30 PM on December 7, 1922. Just the day before, the Free State had been formally established by an Act of the British Parliament. They intended to board a hackney cab and…See More
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Irish Rebels and the Baltimore Riots

Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the battle queen of yore, Maryland! My Maryland!---- From “Maryland, My Maryland” by James Ryder RandallAs Baltimore erupted into riots, two of the key figures involved were Irish-Americans, and not long after it was over both of them would be in jail. These riots were not during the present unrest in Baltimore; they…See More
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At 10:19am on September 21, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Joe, glad you found your way here. And again, happy birthday!
At 9:35pm on April 29, 2013,
Gaeilgeoir
Jane Sherry Gardner
said…

Nice photos, Joe!

At 11:29am on May 4, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Joe, where in Ireland do your people come from?

At 12:05pm on May 4, 2013, The Wild Geese said…

I have a McLaughlin line on my mother's side that we know was from Co. Cavan, but left way back in the 1830s. Gannon is a Mayo name, but we can only trace that side of the family back to a great-grandfather who was born in England, where they must of gone for work.

At 12:32pm on May 4, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

I ask because we have good friends in Connemara here who are Gannons.  There is a significant pocket of them in Leitir Móir, which is where our friends are from.

At 4:46pm on July 11, 2013, michael hogan said…

Glad to be aboard, Joe. Here is the site for the Irish Soldiers of Mexico. We have over 3,000 visitors who share information about the San Patricios and the Irish Mexican connection. Lots of photos, historical conversations, videos and more. Hope you'll all pay us a visit.

http://www.facebook.com/IrishMex

 

At 3:02am on July 27, 2014, Denise McDunn said…

Thanks for friending, Joe :) 

At 2:26pm on September 10, 2015, Ivan Lennon said…

Drop me a line Joe   navilenn65@gmail.com  or call 585 288 0636

Thanks  for getting the word our re Burgery ambushes - Shades of GUESTS OF THE NATION  is it not?

Ivan Lennon

At 1:33pm on June 14, 2019, Martin J O'Malley said…

It appears that there is some controversy as to John Riley's burial site, possibly in Vera Cruz, Mexico.  However, the Mexican government donated a bronze statue to Major Riley of the Batalion San Patricios;  the statue is located in Clifden, County Galway.  I expect to be visiting Clifden in a few days and will check this out. Michael Higgins and Mary Robinson both visited Mexico City in the past few years, where Ireland has erected a sculptural monument to John Riley who is celebrated in Mexico. While in Galway two weeks ago, I inquired about Riley but no one seemed to know the history. Because of the Irish battalion, I have found statues of Saint Patrick in Mexican churches and basilicas, so at least in Mexico his legend lives on; and here in Ireland, it is recognized by officialdom.

At 2:05pm on June 14, 2019, Martin J O'Malley said…

It appears that there is some controversy as to John Riley's burial site, possibly in Vera Cruz, Mexico. However, the Mexican government donated a bronze statue to Major Riley of the Batalion San Patricios; the statue is located in Clifden, County Galway. I expect to be visiting Clifden in a few days and will check this out. Michael Higgins and Mary Robinson both visited Mexico City in the past few years, where Ireland has erected a sculptural monument to John Riley who is celebrated in Mexico. While in Galway two weeks ago, I inquired about Riley but no one seemed to know the history. Because of the Irish battalion, I have found statues of Saint Patrick in Mexican churches and basilicas, so at least in Mexico his legend lives on; and here in Ireland, it is recognized by officialdom.

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