February 2019 Blog Posts (6)

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 17 - February 23

LUAIN -- 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 17, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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“Every Cause But Our Own”: William “Whack” Ryan, Martyr to Cuban Freedom

As the brilliant rays of the morning sun began to flash off the white washed adobe wall in Santiago, Cuba, 30-year-old William Albert Charles Ryan reflected that it would be yet another beautiful day on the tropical island he had come to love. He could hear the sweet songs of a…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 14, 2019 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Love and Chocolate

It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to love — love AND Champagne, hearts, flowers and, of course, chocolate. Try this yummy Irish cream-laced chocolate cheesecake for a delicious Valentine’s Day treat. You’ll find other recipes like this in my Favorite Flavors of…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 10, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 10 - February 16



 CÉADAOIN -- On February 13, 1782, Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade of France…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 9, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Watch Award Winning Irish Short Film "The Pigman"

The Pigman, an award winning Irish short film by Rik Gordon has been recently released online. The short film follows a lonely creature who is shunned by society. When the time calls for it he performs a brave act, but will it change the locals perception of him?…

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Added by Rik Gordon on February 7, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 3 - February 9

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 3, 1537, Lord "Silken" Thomas Fitzgerald and his five uncles were executed at Tyburn, England. In June 1534, believing the English had killed his father in London (he actually died in the Tower later, of disease),…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 2, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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