February 2018 Blog Posts (9)


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The O’Sullivan Beare Clan: Taking the Fight to America

When the rebels in Britain’s American colonies rose up against British rule in 1776, some of the most stalwart supporters of the cause of independence were the same Irish clans that had fought against the English / British rule of their own island for…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: Feb. 25 - March 3

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 25, 1891, Edward "Ned" Daly, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising, was born in a home on Frederick Street in Limerick city. Edward's family was…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 24, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ireland Is Calling And I Must Go

Ireland has been calling to me for many years and last month I finally answered.  My sister, Gloria, our life long friend, Valerie and my newphew Chris and his girlfriend, Morgan, spent nine days (not nearly enough time) visiting Dublin and Northern…

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Added by Honora Wright Weaver on February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 18, 1817, Walter Paye Lane, Confederate general in the American Civil War, was born in County Cork. He emigrated to the United States with his parents when he was only 4 years old. Lane grew up in Ohio but traveled to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 18, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Chapter Six from 'A Good Girl': 'The Walsh Family Leaves Galway'

Trading Fate

Fourteen-year-old Patricia Walsh, her mother, father, and six siblings, scratched out a living in the stone fields of County Galway, Ireland. Colum Walsh supported the family as a stonemason building estate structures and repairing the fences of an…

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Added by Johnnie Bernhard on February 15, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

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

MÁIRT -- On February 13, 1782, Dillon's regiment of the Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Sheas -- Three Generations of Olympic Greatness

Since the ancient past, societies have honored athletes.  Athletic competition may have developed out of pragmatic concerns such as training warriors, but it was soon realized that certain individuals were gifted with exceptional talents.  In the…

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Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on February 8, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 4, 1860, Spanish General Don Leopoldo O'Donnell y Jorris, 1st Duke of Tétuan, 1st Count of Lucena, 1st Viscount of Aliaga, won the battle of Tétuan in Spain's war against Morocco. Leopoldo…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Slaughter in South Armagh

The period between November 1974 and January 1976 was a particularly dark and frightening time around South Armagh. I remember vividly the fear and shock being felt around the area at that time and when McArdles Bar in Crossmaglen was bombed in Nov. 74, leaving one dead and several seriously injured,…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 2, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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