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The Miami Showband Massacre: Horror in the Dead of Night

Much has been written about the period of upheaval, sectarian hatred and relentless bloodshed that occurred in the province of Ulster in the north of Ireland in the 30 years between 1968 and 1998. Unless you were there and lived through the madness, it's likely that you have trouble actually…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 31, 2021 at 1:00am — 14 Comments

United Irishman Nicholas Gray: Mississippi Territory "Believe me Sir, I fear no man" [Part -2]

                                        Mississippi became a state on December 10, 1817  [Enchanted Learning]                                           

The Mississippi Territory with its rich soil for growing cotton was a complex area with the scourge of…
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Added by Don Gray on July 26, 2021 at 10:41am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On July 26, 1739, George Clinton, soldier, first governor of New York, and vice president of the United States was born in Little Britain, N.Y., of Irish Protestant parents. Clinton served in his father's New York state militia unit during the French and Indian War before…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 24, 2021 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Thomas Addis Emmet: Twice a Rebel

The next time you visit the East Village in New York City, and if time is on your side, walk to St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery churchyard and give a nod to an Irishman who was initially interred there. The man, a well-known lawyer, also held the prestigious position of New York State Attorney General for a short period of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 23, 2021 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

United Irishman Nicholas Gray: Mississippi Territory "Believe me Sir, I fear no man" [Part -1]

                                                         Mississippi Territory  (1798-1817)  -  Wikipedia

Nicholas Gray was a young attorney from Wexford, when he was sentenced to be executed after the 1798 Rebellion.  Gray and his brother-in-law, Henry Hughes, were very fortunate to escape death.  Captain James…
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Added by Don Gray on July 23, 2021 at 7:30am — No Comments

Another Easy Summer Supper

         Everyone loves a good portion of fish ‘n chips, but not everyone appreciates the added fat and calories that come with it. Here’s where poaching comes in — a simple, healthier, and flavorful way to prepare fish with no batter, no breading, and no hot oil. When you return to Ireland, you’ll definitely find poached…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 21, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha (left) was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal joined the Gaelic League in 1899 and became…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 17, 2021 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Sing Sing of the IRA

During Ireland’s War of Independence from 1919 to 1921, the people supported the patriot cause and the new, if not British approved, Irish parliament – Dáil Eireann and its administration. Part of that administration was a system of Courts to hear and adjudicate legal issues. The people’s support of the court system was as strong as…

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Added by Mike McCormack on July 16, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On July 12, 1691, the Jacobite army in Ireland fought the forces of William of Orange at the Battle of Aughrim. Although the battle of the Boyne fought a year earlier is seen by many today as decisive, the Jacobite army was still a grave threat to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 10, 2021 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Freedom From Fear

A recent post in the both the Newry…
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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 8, 2021 at 5:51pm — 6 Comments

Celtic Knot Art

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Added by The Last Torch on July 5, 2021 at 6:01pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On July 5, 1812, Frederick Maning (left), who would become beloved in New Zealand by its native Māori people, was born in Johnville, County Dublin. Maning immigrated to Australia with his father in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2021 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

This month we remember Irishman Oliver Plunkett, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who was hung, drawn and quartered, on July 1, 1681 at Tyburn Gallows, London. That barbaric act made him the last Catholic victim martyred as a direct result of the devious ‘Popish Plot’ instigated…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 1, 2021 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 27 - July 3

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 27, 1862, the Irish 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiment of the Union Army was heavily engaged at the battle of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 26, 2021 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Waterford's Ernest Thomas Walton: The Father of Atomic Energy

A widely respected, much admired, modest, unassuming Irishman played a major role in the development of Atomic Energy. It could be argued that this man’s role in the development of Nuclear physics was so groundbreaking and historic, that several years later, it led directly to the invention of the first Atomic bomb.…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on June 25, 2021 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

EASY SUMMER SUPPER

If the idea of a one-dish meal with Irish roots is appealing, then this recipe will definitely please. I enjoyed it as the “catch of the day” many years ago at Aherne’s Seafood Bar in Youghal, County Cork. There it featured locally caught cod fillets cooked in a “parcel” with wine, fresh herbs, and wild mushrooms, but you can easily adapt it to…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 22, 2021 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Mayor Patrick “Battle Axe” Gleason of Long Island City

What Marc Antony said about Julius Caesar in his famous play about the Roman dictator, “The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones,” is also true about Long Island City’s legendary Irish mayor Paddy Battle Axe Gleason. A deeply polarizing figure, Gleason was attacked by his enemies for his alleged corruption, buffoonery,…

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Added by Geoffrey Cobb on June 20, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 20 - June 26

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 20, 1763, one of the most famous revolutionary leaders in Irish history, Theobald Wolfe Tone, was born at 44 Stafford St., now called Wolfe Tone St., in Dublin. Tone was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and called to the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 19, 2021 at 6:21pm — No Comments


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“Paddy” O’Brien and the Rathcoole ambush: Vengeance Is “Mine”

The sun was getting low in the western sky on a sweltering hot Thursday, June 16, 1921, near Rathcoole, County Cork. The Irish Volunteers of what had been the 2nd Cork Brigade, but was now the 4th Cork Brigade, listened and watched intently to their east. “Paddy” O’Brien, who was appointed commander of the new 4th…

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Added by Joe Gannon on June 14, 2021 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Autism + Art + Decolonise

I started my visual art journey as a way to explore the idea I was autistic. I was diagnosed autistic at 45! It's been rough and I've fought really hard to stay a good person despite the abuse and lack of understanding. Music was my first love and I am blessed to have been raised in an Irish traditional sense by a musical mother. My family sang together and as immigrants it was accepted although it made some people uncomfortable.  Here is some music from my autistic brain…

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Added by The Last Torch on June 14, 2021 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

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