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Duffy's Cut

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerry Regan Apr 6, 2013. 3 Replies

In 2009, a 10-year search for the bodies of 57 Irish immigrants at Duffy's Cut in the woods of Malvern, PA uncovered remains of only seven of them. They had been killed by vigilantes due to…Continue

 

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"Thank you for your this historical account of the Mass rocks.Our people are heroes with so little of material goods but shared the richnesss of the Faith we,centuries later ,hold dear To read of them walking on the ice so as not to leave footprints…"
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The Mass Rock

Rocks and stones have always been special to the Irish. The Stone of Fal, reportedly brought to Ireland by the Tuatha de Dannan, was said to have the power to roar – but only when a man fit to rule Ireland stood upon it. The Rock of Doone, similarly only roared out under one fit to be a Chieftain of the O’Donnells of Donegal. Although the great rocks ceased to roar when…See More
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The Mass Rock

Rocks and stones have always been special to the Irish. The Stone of Fal, reportedly brought to Ireland by the Tuatha de Dannan, was said to have the power to roar – but only when a man fit to rule Ireland stood upon it. The Rock of Doone, similarly only roared out under one fit to be a Chieftain of the O’Donnells of Donegal. Although the great rocks ceased to roar when…See More
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On April 11, 1878, a baby girl was born to Edward and Catherine Daly in Limerick. They named her Kathleen; she was the third daughter in a family of nine girls and one boy. The boy, Edward junior (Ned), was born in 1890, five months after the death of his father, and his 12-year old sister helped raise her baby brother.  Kathleen’s father and his brother, John, had been…See More
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Kathleen Daly Clarke

On April 11, 1878, a baby girl was born to Edward and Catherine Daly in Limerick. They named her Kathleen; she was the third daughter in a family of nine girls and one boy. The boy, Edward junior (Ned), was born in 1890, five months after the death of his father, and his 12-year old sister helped raise her baby brother.  Kathleen’s father and his brother, John, had been…See More
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St. Patrick -- Fact, Not Myth

Each year around March 17, the name of St. Patrick appears in every major publication in the civilized world, sometimes with honor and sometimes with scorn due to the conduct of those who celebrate at affairs that bear his name. Many things are written about this holy man; some are true, some misleading, and some false. St. Patrick was Italian; St. Patrick drove the…See More
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St. Patrick -- Fact, Not Myth

Each year around March 17, the name of St. Patrick appears in every major publication in the civilized world, sometimes with honor and sometimes with scorn due to the conduct of those who celebrate at affairs that bear his name. Many things are written about this holy man; some are true, some misleading, and some false. St. Patrick was Italian; St. Patrick drove the…See More
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The Mass Rock

Posted on May 1, 2022 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Rocks and stones have always been special to the Irish. The Stone of Fal, reportedly brought to Ireland by the Tuatha de Dannan, was said to have the power to roar – but only when a man fit to rule Ireland stood upon it. The Rock of Doone, similarly only roared out under one fit to be a Chieftain of the…

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Kathleen Daly Clarke

Posted on April 1, 2022 at 8:30am 0 Comments

On April 11, 1878, a baby girl was born to Edward and Catherine Daly in Limerick. They named her Kathleen; she was the third daughter in a family of nine girls and one boy. The boy, Edward junior (Ned), was born in 1890, five months after the death of his father, and his 12-year old sister helped raise her…

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St. Patrick -- Fact, Not Myth

Posted on March 1, 2022 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Each year around March 17, the name of St. Patrick appears in every major publication in the civilized world, sometimes with honor and sometimes with scorn due to the conduct of those who celebrate at affairs that bear his name. Many things are written about this holy man; some are true, some misleading,…

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Thomas 'Broken Hand' Fitzpatrick

Posted on January 26, 2022 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

On February 7, 1854, America lost one of her greatest adopted sons; his name was Thomas ‘Broken Hand’ Fitzpatrick. Born in 1799 in Killeshandra, County Cavan, into a Catholic family of eight, he had some education which he later showed as a skilled writer. However, at 17 he left home to seek his fortune in…

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At 2:01pm on April 3, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Fàilte, Mike, to The Wild Geese. Got your call and will be calling you this afternoon. We appreciate your support, and all you've done to explore, preserve, promote and celebrate the epic heritage of the Irish, particularly their role in making the United States the great nation that it is today.

At 4:12pm on June 29, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Nice to see you back in our pages, Mike. It seemed you were away for some time. BTW, Ned McGinley is now a member of The Wild Geese, as well. Perhaps you guys can team up and set up a Friends of the AOH group here. That'd be awesome.

At 11:23am on February 21, 2015, HermitsOf St-John said…
Have you read my comment to your article "St Valentine in Ireland"? Please do so.
At 3:41pm on January 22, 2017, John Anthony Brennan said…

Mike McCormack

Re my blog about the Spanish Armada in Ireland.

I amended the description regarding the gold and silver that was looted from the wrecks. It now reads,

"Amid the shattered remnants of the wreckage of several wooden ships, the contents of smashed war chests, gold, silver and jewels, were looted and carried off by bands of scavenging, local inhabitants."

Thanks for pointing it out, and I believe that the story reads better now.

Again, thanks for the input.

John A

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