January 2019 Blog Posts (7)

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 13 - January 19

MÁIRT -- 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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 13, 2019 at 10:04am — No Comments

SOUP’S ON: ADD GUINNESS!

            Onion soup is a surefire hit on anyone’s winter menu. Instead of using only yellow onions, this soup uses three — yellow, red, and shallots — adds Guinness to flavor the broth, and tops it with hearty, thick-cut croutons with melted blue cheese — Cashel Blue preferred! You can make the croutons ahead of time and store in an…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on January 11, 2019 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Geneva Barracks: Death Camp in Wexford.

In 1782, the ruling Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland were given country-wide self-rule by the British Parliament, greatly increasing the powers of the Irish Parliament, situated at College Green in Dublin. One of the first items addressed by the new Parliament was the Trade Agreement which currently restricted what goods could and could not be imported…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 9, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Croppies

There once was a particularly dark time in Ireland when the length of a man's hair determined his fate. If his hair was shorn close to the scalp as opposed to the longer hairstyles of most of Europe at that time, he ran the risk of arrest, interrogation and was often subjected to torture by…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 5, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 6 - January 12

LUAIN -- On Jan. 7, 1945 Major Thomas McGuire Jr., the second highest scoring US ace of WWII, and Medal…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 5, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Slaughter in the Murder Triangle

Much has been written about the period of upheaval and violence that occured 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…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 1, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a Blow

Seán Moylan slowly moved his binoculars back and forth pointed to the west as he scanned the east Kerry countryside in the direction of Scartaglen. He was standing on some high ground in Thade Daly’s Glen in Tureengarriffe, along what is now the R-577 road. Moylan, commanding the Cork No. 2 (North)…

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Added by Joe Gannon on January 1, 2019 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

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