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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

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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

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 1, 1776, Irish-born Andrew Lewis was appointed a brigadier general in the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 29, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 23 - February 29

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 23, 1965, Irish patriot Roger Casement's  body was returned to Ireland to be reinterred.…

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Betsy Gray -- Irish Joan of Arc and Heroine of '98 Rising

A heroine, beyond any doubt, our own Irish Joan of Arc, was Betsy Grey,  a folk hero to all of Ulster, with both loyalist and republicans claiming her as their own. She was a Presbyterian, with links to the United Irishman, a nonsectarian revolutionary movement, as were her father, brother and her…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 18, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 16 - February 22

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 16, 1822, Richard Busteed, Union general and federal judge, was born in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 15, 2020 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment


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'Nano' Nagle, 'The Lady of the Lantern'

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Ireland has a centuries-old, rich and proud history defending its people and attempting to take back control of the Island for the native population (predominantly Roman Catholics)…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 13, 2020 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 9 - February 15

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 9, 1854, Sir Edward Henry Carson, Unionist politician, was born in Dublin. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Carson was called to the Irish and then the English bar. In his most famous case he represented the Marquis of Queensbury against a libel suit by Oscar Wilde, and won.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2020 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Lemon Cream Tartlets . . . Why Teatime Is the Best Time!

You might say that in Ireland all roads lead to tea. From breakfast and lunch breaks to weddings and wakes, cupan tea is always a welcome guest. Irish tea is far more than just a hot drink to go with a scone and jam: It’s an important custom that serves as a symbol of hospitality, friendship, and…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 5, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Shot While Attempting To Escape

I have recently been reading transcripts of British House of Commons parliamentary debates for the period 1919-1921 in search of information relating to the Irish War for Independence and came across the following:

On 12 May, 1921, the Member of Parliament A.E.Newbould asked how many Irish…

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Added by Kieron Punch on February 3, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 2 - February 8

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 2, 1860, William O. 'Buckey' O'Neill, sheriff, politician, and one of…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 26 - February 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 26, 1799, Thomas Charles Wright, an officer in Simón…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 25, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

U.S. Warship Comes to Queenstown, November 1863

In the 1860’s Queenstown (now Cobh) was a busy seaport and its townspeople were used to seeing naval vessels coming and going. Such was the case on the night of November 2, 1863, when the USS Kearsarge dropped anchor, to the east of the “Spitbank” lighthouse. In pursuit of the Confederate raider CSS…

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Added by Liam McAlister on January 25, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

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