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

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 5, 1733, Arthur Dillon, son of the 7th Viscount Dillon, and first commander of Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade of France, died at St.…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 29 - February 4

LUAIN -- On January 30, 1879, Edme Patrice de MacMahon (right) retired as president of France. MacMahon's ancestors had immigrated to France from Torrodile, County Limerick, in 1691, after the family's support of King James. His father, Maurice Francis, was a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 28, 2023 at 3:30pm — No Comments

News for 2023

Daniel P Quinn is a graduate of Ramapo College of NJ; MA in Performing Arts from The American University In Washington, DC. His books include: American Phantasmagoria (Lulu.com) 3 plays from "Short Plays to Long Remember" with comments by Olympia Dukakis, Newark, Italy and me (Lulu.com) which got 5 stars on Amazon.com in PRIMO magazine

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'The Blacksmith' Hammers the Auxies at Clonfin, Longford

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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Added by Joe Gannon on January 27, 2023 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Oh-So-Easy Crumble

If you love a bowl of oatmeal topped with fruit for breakfast, you’ll love this crumble that puts the fruit on the bottom and the oats on top. A warm fruity crumble is always a welcome winter dessert, and this one comes with a little kick from crystallized ginger. Serve…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on January 23, 2023 at 1:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 22 - January 28

DOMHNAIGH - January 22, 1760, at Wandewash, India, General Thomas Arthur Comte de Lally's French army, including his regiment of the Irish Brigade, was defeated by Irish-born Sir Eyre Coote's English army. Coote was born in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 21, 2023 at 10:04pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 15 - January 21

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 15, 1861, Young Irelander Terence Bellew MacManus died in San Francisco. MacManus was born in County Fermanagh in 1811. He later moved to Liverpool, England, where he began a successful shipping agency. In 1843 he returned to Ireland and joined the Repeal Association…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 14, 2023 at 3:18pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 8 - January 14

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 8, 1871, James Craig (right), Viscount Craigavon, Unionist politician, was born in Belfast. Craig was the son of a wealthy distiller. He was educated at private schools. After school, he became a stockbroker in Belfast. He served in the Royal Irish Rifles…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January12 - January 7

CÉADAOIN -- On January 4, 1781, Irish-born Revolutionary War Gen. James Hogan died in British captivity at Haddrel Point, South Carolina. Hogan (sometimes spelled Hogun) was born in Ireland about 1721 and emigrated to North Carolina about 30 years later.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 31, 2022 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Breifne, 1588

She stands

On the shore

Watching

Her ship burn

Her two horses

In the water

Stand

Like two pillars

Strong

The promise

Of swift

Departure

The mountain

Unmoved

Like a giants

Table

Covered…

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Added by The Last Torch on December 31, 2022 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 25 - December 31

DOMHNAIGH -- On Dec. 25, 1808, Stephen Clegg Rowan who would serve in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War and later be promoted to admiral, was born in Dublin.…

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Located in Weston, Missouri, Tin Kitchen Restaurant

The O' Malley family have the Tin Kitchen restaurant which serves great barbecue, in scenic Weston, Mo. Their dad's name Pat O'Malley,  is inscribed on the bench to the right.

This is the summary stated on their website:…

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Added by Don Gray on December 22, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 18 - December 24

LUAIN -- On December 19, 1877, Land League organizer Michael Davitt was released from Dartmoor Prison. Davitt, revolutionary and agrarian agitator, was born in Straide, County Mayo. Davitt's family was evicted from their small farm when he was just a boy. After they emigrated to England, Davitt…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 18, 2022 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Happy Christmas, Happy Cookies!

One of my family’s favorite year-round cookies were my mother’s Molasses Cookies — soft, chewy, sugar-coated treats. When it came time for Christmas though, in went the ginger, cloves and nutmeg; voila, Gingerbread Cookies — soft, chewy,…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on December 17, 2022 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Christmas Wreath

The modern Christmas wreath demonstrates the spirit of the season, but to some, it is also a reminder of another spirit – a spirit that demonstrates courage and fortitude dating back to 16th century Ireland, when the Penal Laws forbade the practice of the Catholic religion. Not only was their…

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Added by Mike McCormack on December 13, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 11 - December 17

CÉADAOIN -- On Dec. 13, 1862, the Irish Brigade of the Army of the Potomac suffered horrendous casualties as they assaulted massed Confederates firing from within a sunken road beneath Marye's Heights during the Battle of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 10, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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Dillon’s Cross Ambush and the Burning of Cork City

Volunteer Michael Kenny pulled up the collar of his mackintosh, tightened his scarf, and pulled down his cap against the cold breeze as he stood beside the Old Youghal Road near Dillon’s Cross in Cork City. As the clock neared…

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Added by Joe Gannon on December 10, 2022 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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Added by Daniel P Quinn on December 4, 2022 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 4 - December 10

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887, Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney, trade unionist and revolutionary, was born at Fisher's Hill, Bangor, Co. Down. Her father, Alfred, was a protestant,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 3, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 27 - December 3

MÁIRT -- On November 29, 1895, Denny Lane (left), author and poet, and member of the revolutionary Young Ireland party, died in Cork. Lane was born in Riverstown, near Glanmire in County Cork, in 1818. Denny attended Trinity College, Dublin. While a student…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2022 at 5:31pm — No Comments

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