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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 34 - October 30

MÁIRT -- On Oct. 26, 1771, John (Juan) MacKenna, who would rise to fame in South America, was born in Clogher, County Tyrone. MacKenna was related to Gen. Alexander O'Reilly, of the Spanish army, and O'Reilly helped MacKenna get established in Spain. In 1787, MacKenna…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 23, 2021 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Hot Soup: Coming Soon to a Table Near you

         The temperatures are still mild in most parts of the U.S., but cooler weather will be here before we know it. Cool temperatures also bring hearty pots of soups, many featuring flavors from autumn vegetables like butternut squash, leeks, potatoes and cabbage. When traveling though Ireland in autumn, you know a good bowl of soup is…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 17, 2021 at 9:02am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 17 - October 23

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 17, 1803, nationalist politician and Young Irelander William Smith O'Brien was born in Dromoland, County Clare. O'Brien was…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 16, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Geology of Ireland

Added by David Horgan on October 15, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

On this day October 12 1975, 46 years ago, Irishman Oliver Plunkett, was canonized by Pope Paul VI, making him the first Irish saint in over 700…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 12, 2021 at 3:59pm — 6 Comments

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

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,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 9, 2021 at 9:52pm — No Comments

John Winston Lennon

Happy Birthday John.

Oct. 9 1940

We still love and miss you.

Thanks for the joy and inspiration.…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 9, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Award in Film Festivals from Texas to Paris, France

Added by Daniel P Quinn on October 7, 2021 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Wild Mushroom and Blue Cheese Toasties -- Fast Meal for Fall Nights



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…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 3, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 3 - October 9

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 3, 1691, the Treaty of Limerick was signed, ending the Williamite War in Ireland. It has been said that Irish history is something the Irish should never remember and the English should never forget, but the recollection of this treaty is another example of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 2, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sligo's John Patton: Revolutionary War Hero

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…

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Added by Mike McCormack on October 1, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 26 - October 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 26, 1791, the Queen, the first ship loaded with Irish “criminals,” arrived in New South Wales, Australia. More than 150 people were on board, members of one of the most abjectly poor groups of people in western Europe. That the Irish were this…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 25, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments


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Champ John L. Sullivan: 'Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand'

As “Gentleman” Jim Corbett walked down the steps toward the ring in the Olympic Club in New Orleans on Wednesday, September 7, 1892, he could see “The Boston Strong Boy,” John L. Sullivan, waiting for him. The smell of cigar smoke hung in the air as the supremely confident Sullivan, who was more…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2021 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Slaughter in County Armagh.

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 22, 2021 at 11:31am — No Comments

In the Realm of Spirit: Psalms from a Mountain

Thrilled to learn that another one of my books is now listed on the worldwide Library web site…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 20, 2021 at 12:40pm — No Comments


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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 19 - September 25

MÁIRT -- On Sept. 21, 1827, Michael Corcoran (left), a brigadier general in the Federal Army during America's Civil War, was born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo. Corcoran served as a policeman in the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 18, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Irish Grad Student Discovers Pulsars, But Englishman Gets Nobel

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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Added by Thomas Madigan on September 12, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 12 - September 18

LUAIN -- On September 13, 1803, John Barry (left), of Ballysampson, Co.Wexford, considered by many to be the 'Father of the U.S. Navy,' died in Philadelphia. At a young age, Barry went to sea as a fisherman; by age 20, he had…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 11, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Firefighter

Last night twenty years ago on September 10th, 2001 thousands of people in this country went to bed with their loved ones for the last time.Some were excited, looking forward to the trip they’d be taking in the morning. Others were perhaps dreading the…
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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 11, 2021 at 1:21pm — 11 Comments

Remembering 9/11 on the 20th Anniversary

It was 20 years ago that the United States and the world held their breath as the worst terrorist attack in history took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. The attack was in the U.S. but many of the victims were from other countries around the world.

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 10, 2021 at 2:47pm — No Comments

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