January 2023 Blog Posts (7)

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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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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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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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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