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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

Tags: Great War, veterans, RTE, WWI

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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Billy the Kid: The Wild Rapparee of Lincoln County

Posted on November 29, 2019 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

There's a stone covered grave on the wild mountainside.

There's a plain wooden cross on which this is inscribed:

Kneel down, dear stranger, say an Ave for me

I was sentenced to death being a wild rapparee

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George Lennon and The Piltown Cross Ambush

Posted on October 28, 2019 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

The night of November 1, 1920, All Souls Night, was extremely cold in the west of County Waterford. The members of the West Waterford Volunteers flying column huddled along the road at Piltown Cross were not only shivering because of the temperature. Most of them were also trembling slightly as…

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John F. Finerty: 'The Fighting Irish Pencil-Pusher'

Posted on September 1, 2019 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

Chicago Times correspondent John Finerty wiped his brow, drying the sweat from the hot July 7th afternoon, as he looked up to the top of the grassy knoll where scout Frank Grouard was scanning the horizon with his binoculars. They were near the valley of the Little Bighorn in what is…

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The Sword in Castletownbere

Posted on August 3, 2019 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

Back in October of 2017, I wrote an article titled “From Dunkirk to Nagasaki: The Long War of Dr. Aidan MacCarthy,” about a hero of WWII who had one of…

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The Kilmallock Barracks Attack: Burning Down the House

Posted on May 27, 2019 at 2:00am 3 Comments

Tomás Malone, aka Seán Forde, looked down at the gaping hole in the roof of the Royal Irish Constabulary barracks and hurled in another Mills bomb, hoping that this time he would see the roof explode in flames. They had thrown several gasoline-filled bottles into the gaping hole already from their…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: May 5 - May 11

Posted on May 4, 2019 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 5, 1981, Bobby Sands (right) died on hunger strike at Long Kesh prison. He had begun the strike on March 1, in…

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Eugene Daly: Westmeath Piper Barely Survives Titanic's Sinking

Posted on May 3, 2019 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

It had been about a half hour since 29-year-old Eugene Daly had been startled awake from his bunk on the Titanic by the strange screeching noise. As he came up the stairway and emerged on the 3rd class well-deck near the bow, what he saw filled his heart with dread. He…

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Derryman Robert Evans: Last Man Standing at the Alamo

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 5:00pm 6 Comments





Inside the roofless old Spanish chapel, the first rays of the early morning Texas sun were illuminating the room with a soft golden glow through the acrid air, clouded by black powder smoke. But what was being illuminated by that rising sun in the chapel of this mission called…

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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,
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Jane Sherry Gardner
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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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