March 2020 Blog Posts (19)

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 29 - April 4

LUAIN -- On March 30, 1873, Richard Church (left), of County Cork, soldier, sometimes called the "liberator of Greece," died in Athens. Church was born in Cork in 1784. As a young man, he ran off to join the British army. As ensign in the 13th (Somersetshire) Light Infantry he…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 28, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On March 23, 1862, Irish-born Union General James Shields (left: pictured during the Mexican War) defeated…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 22, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Butterflies / Fire / Mythology / Legend / Folklore from Ireland

 As a child running around the garden’s and fields in Wolfe Tone Square where I was raised, playing with friends on the Bray Head that rose above the Town of Bray m I was always fascinated by Butterflies and their many different colours of beautiful wings. Trying to catch them in jam jars, to have a good look at them. I say ‘trying to catch’ because that…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 17, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

'Long-Distance Kiddies,' 'Tunnel Tigers' and 'Blitz Squads'

My Grandfather Tom left Westport, Mayo, and farm life in Aughagower, I assume around 1923.  As one of the "Lost Legion" of Irish republicans, disgruntled by the affairs of the state, he decided to emigrate. Accompanied by his best friend "Ton" Malone, he set out one evening from a…

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Added by Thomas R. on March 17, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Na San Patricios (The St. Patrick Battalion)

This winter I was travelling through Mexico -- almost into Guatemala and as far up as the deserts bordering the U.S. The last time I had been down Mexico way was in 2010 when I presented the Irish language documentary…

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Added by Charles G O' Brien on March 16, 2020 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

The Great Assembly at Tara (Part 4 of 4)

In the last week of July 431 A.D., Patricius left his residence at Ard Mhacha and traveled with his retinue south toward the kingdom of Midhe. He had been summoned, by royal decree, to a meeting with the reigning monarch, king Laoghaire Mac Neill at the court at Tara. His journey would take him along…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 16, 2020 at 10:53am — 10 Comments

I Just Love a Good Mystery!

Those pictured above -- more likely both of them -- had witnessed and survived another pandemic, the Irish Famine, where generations of whole families were swept away by starvation, typhoid and influenza. Their weather-beaten lined faces tell a story of resilience, and perhaps…

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Added by Brian Nolan on March 16, 2020 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Patrick Cleburne's Ireland

On the day following Christmas 1849, the barque “Bridgetown” finally docked in New Orleans and its 258 passengers disembarked. One of the cabin passengers was a 21 year old Irishman who was destined to become the recipient of great admiration, devotion and loyalty especially during the last four…

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Added by Liam McAlister on March 15, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Hello From Ireland

Hello, Everyone, 

My name is Mary and I'm from County Cork, Ireland. I have just joined this great group and I'm still trying to find my way around the site. I heard of this group through the lovely Claire Fullerton and I want to say thank you to her. I am a published writer and enjoy crocheting when not writing. 

I have two gorgeous grandsons and being a Nana is one of my greatest joys. I am a Mum of four…

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Added by Mary Bradford on March 15, 2020 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

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

LUAIN -- On March 16, 1828, Patrick Cleburne, one of the finest generals produced by either side during America's long, bloody civil war was born at Bride Park Cottage in Ovens Township, Co. Cork, just outside Cork City. Robert E. Lee would one day say of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 14, 2020 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The Great Assembly at Tara (Part 3)

In the Great Hall, the attendees had begun to arrive and take their seats. King Laoghaire, already seated in his royal chair in the middle of the hall, was surrounded by his ten hand-picked individuals who attended him at all times and included a “high ranking Nobleman to be his companion; a Brehon judge to deliver and…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 12, 2020 at 12:27pm — 3 Comments


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Matilda Tone  1769-1849. Wife of Wolfe Tone , Mother, Rebel

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Martha “Matilda “ Tone [ wife of Theobald Wolfe Tone] was born in Dublin to Catherine Witherington [née Fanning]. Records show that her father was listed as a Woolen Draper, a Wine Merchant and a merchant between the years  1768 - 1793, some…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 12, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Great Assembly at Tara (Part 2)

Druid Lochra’s prophecy: 

"A tailcenn (baldhead) will come over the raging sea, with his perforated garments, his crook-headed staff, with his table (altar) at the east end of his house, and all the people will answer 'Amen! Amen!"

Soon after Laoghaire Mac Neill's…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 8, 2020 at 4:11pm — 10 Comments

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

Anne Bonny

DEARDAOIN -- On March 8, 1700, or perhaps a year or two earlier, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 7, 2020 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Saint Patrick's Day

Chicago River Dyed Green for St. Patrick's Day

Chicago River Dyed Green for St. Patrick's Day

[Cross-Post from Chief O'Neill Blog]

What would Chief…

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Added by Ronan O'Driscoll on March 7, 2020 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Elevate Tea Sandwiches From Great to Fabulous

By definition, chutney is a relish-like sauce made with fruit, sugar, spices, and vinegar. It was often made to give late summer and autumn fruits a long shelf life and was used to add contrasting flavor to meats, especially poultry and game. It’s also a great — make that fabulous — addition to a…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on March 4, 2020 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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Theobald Wolfe Tone: 1763 -1998 Considered to the the Father of Republicanism

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Theobald Wolfe Tone was born in 1763. Descendant from  French Protestant family who fled Religious Prosecution in the mid-16th century. One branch of the Tone family settled in Dublin. Peter Tone,  the son of one…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 3, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Great Assembly at Tara (Part 1)

March is traditionally known as Irish Heritage month and this is highlighted on March 17th. with large parades in many towns and cities around the world. The parades are held in honor of a unique individual named Patricius, a roman Briton, taken with his two sisters as hostages to Ireland by one of Ireland's greatest warrior…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 2, 2020 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments


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The Clonbanin Ambush: 'To Hell With Surrender!'

March 5, 1921, dawned bright and clear on the Mallow-Killarney Road (N-72 today) west of Clonbanin, Co. Cork. The men of Seán Moylan’s Cork No. 2 (North) Brigade and Thomas McEllistrim’s Kerry No. 2 (South) Brigade of the Irish Volunteers began to move into position on the north and south sides of…

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Added by Joe Gannon on March 1, 2020 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

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