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

DOMHNAIGH -- On October 20, 1881, the Irish National Land League was outlawed by the government. From the start (see below) the League had been a thorn in the side of government of British Prime Minister W. E. Gladstone. The passage of the second Land Act in 1818 failed to mollify many of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 20, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Grassy Green Pillow - An emigrant's memorial to his parents

Tombstone erected by Francis O'Neill in memory of his parents (Caheragh, Co. Cork)

Tombstone erected by Francis O'Neill in memory of his parents





On a recent visit to West Cork, I had the fortune to properly explore Tralibane and the surrounding area. I was bowled over by the hospitality of the people there, especially Mrs. Wilcox of the Francis O'Neill Memorial committee, who provided me with lots of insight into the O'Neill history…

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Added by Ronan O'Driscoll on October 13, 2019 at 8:18am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On Oct. 14, 1814, Thomas Osborne Davis, the poet laureate of the Young Ireland party and one of its founders, was born in Mallow, Co. Cork. Like many other revolutionary Irish leaders, Davis was of an Anglo-Irish family; his father was a British army surgeon. He graduated from…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Pumpkins are Coming, The Pumpkins are Coming!

Actually, they’re already here — and in great abundance I might add — in supermarkets, at farm stands, and on doorsteps everywhere. In the kitchen, their tasty orange flesh is used in all kinds of recipes, from morning muffins to delicious breads and loaves. I personally love to make pumpkin bread, with a few cranberries added for…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 9, 2019 at 9:37am — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On October 6, 1649 Owen Roe O'Neill (left), nephew of Hugh O'Neill and an officer in the Spanish army, died at Cloughoughter Castle on an island in Lough Oughter in County Cavan. Owen is thought to have been born in 1585, probably near Loughgall in County Armagh. He left Ireland…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 29 - October 5

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 29, 1972, Kathleen Clarke, wife of Easter Rising martyr Tom Clarke, died in Liverpool, England. Kathleen's uncle was Fenian John Daley, who…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 28, 2019 at 9:36pm — No Comments

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

MÁIRT -- On September 24, 1798, United Irishman Bartholomew Teeling was executed in Dublin. Teeling was the son of wealthy linen merchant in Lisburn, County Antrim. His father was involved in both the Defender and United Irish movement and Bartholomew and his brother joined him in the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 22, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

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

MÁIRT -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at Spoleto. Spoleto was a walled city south of Florence with the fortress of Rocca on the side…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 14, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 8, 1798Lord Charles Cornwallis and General Gerard Lake cornered French…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 7, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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John F. Finerty: 'The Fighting Irish Pencil-Pusher'

Chicago Times correspondent John Finerty wiped his brow, drying the sweat from the hot July 7th afternoon, as he looked up to the top of the grassy knoll where scout Frank Grouard was scanning the horizon with his binoculars. They were near the valley of the Little Bighorn in what is…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 1, 2019 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 1 - September 7

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 1, 1864, Irish patriot Roger Casement was born at Sandycove, County Dublin. Casement joined the British colonial service and was knighted in 1911 for his work on behalf of African and South American native workers who were being exploited by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 31, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 24 - August 31

National Gallery of Ireland

Irish martyr Robert Emmet, from a miniature by John Comerford.

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 25, 1803, the British captured one of the most…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 24, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Death of a 'Birthday Queen' . . . and Perhaps a Farewell

Hey, ah, Gerry, I don’t know if you are, mmm, there. This is Dr. Chaudhury. Hello. Uh Hello. Anybody, Gerry? OK Let me try back. (Recorded on Wednesday, Feb. 25,…

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Added by Gerry Regan on August 21, 2019 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The Day 'The Chief' Was Assassinated

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

In 1897, Mark Twain was reported to have made this famous statement upon being…

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Added by Ronan O'Driscoll on August 19, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Shortening the Distance Between 'Sea and Plate' in Cork

Driving around Ireland definitely makes you hungry — and sometimes forgetful — so after a day of touring around West Cork I arrived without a reservation at The Fish Kitchen, a smallish restaurant in Bantry situated, appropriately, above a fish market. Call it the luck of the Irish, but …

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 19, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On August 19, 1504, the battle of Knockdoe was fought northeast of Galway by the forces of Gerald Fitzgerald, 'The Great Earl,' and his Anglo-Irish allies, against those of his son-in-law, Ulick de Burgh, or Burke of Clanrickard, husband of his daughter, Eustacia.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 17, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 11, 1744, during the War of Austrian Succession, the Irish Brigade of Spain fought at the battle of Velletri, in Italy, against an Austrian army commanded by Irishman Field Marshal Count Maximillian Ulysses Browne, of Limerick. The surprise attack of Browne's…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 10, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Colm Herron's 'Anna' -- Political History with Delightful Style

Colm Herron knows all about The Troubles. He lived through them. Protested his way through them. Now he reveals a slice of the chaos that pitted friends and neighbors and family against each other. In his current book, activist Anna leads naive teacher Robert through local battles and through the joys and complexities of his first-time-ever love. As…

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Added by Jude ODell on August 10, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

I Will Arise and Go -- A Poem by Anne Casey

I will arise and go

(After William Butler Yeats)



My people are a migrant clan

Prospering not by hook or crook or craft

But by diligent labour and an easy charm

Flung from one small corner

Across every wind-tossed sea

Mountaintop to valley floor

To lay a thousand roadways

Or stand on…

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Added by Anne Casey on August 8, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

An Uneasy Halfway -- Where Am I Really From?

This year marks an uneasy halfway for me—I have been in Australia for as long as I lived in Ireland. So where does that leave me? The truth, I have come to realise, is somewhere in between. In Australia, I am regarded as Irish. My accent, parlance, even my ‘writing voice’ are often differentiated as such.…

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Added by Anne Casey on August 8, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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