June 2020 Blog Posts (12)


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“Here they come, as thick as grass”: The Irish at Rorke’s Drift

Sgt. Henry Gallagher of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot, who was from Thurles, Co. Tipperary, paced up and down behind the red-clad soldiers looking over the mealie bag fortifications at Rorke’s Drift. He lifted his helmet and wiped the sweat off his brow as he looked up at lookout Pvt.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on June 30, 2020 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Very Berry Summer Cake

     Long before gluten free was a food phenomenon, a friend gave me this recipe for an   unusual, flourless — thus gluten free — cornmeal cake that became my go-to summer dessert. The original recipe suggested a fruity wine syrup topping, but I also love it as an upside-down cake with the fruit on the bottom. Serve it for dessert or at…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 28, 2020 at 11:18am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 28 - July 4

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 28, 1920, at Wellington barracks in Jullundar, India, 350 Irish members of the famous Connaught Rangers regiment of the British army laid down their arms and refused to keep soldiering as long as British troops remained in Ireland. The mutiny soon…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 27, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Colonel Nicholas Gray: Inspector General Third Military District - New York

Frederick Hall was born a slave on Benjamin Oden's plantation in Prince George County, Maryland. Frederick Hall was better known by the alias of William Williams. Oden advertised in the Baltimore newspaper on May 18, 1814, that Williams was a runaway.  Despite being a wanted man Williams enlisted in the 38th U.S. Infantry. It was not legal for…

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Added by Don Gray on June 26, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Irish amongst the 7th US Cavalry-June 1876

Hope fully attached is a document I drew up back in 2011 in relation the the Irish that with Gen Custer.

Custer%27s%20Command.pdf

Added by Liam McAlister on June 25, 2020 at 5:16pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 21 - June 27

LUAIN -- On June 22, 1922, Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson was shot and killed by two IRA…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 20, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 14 - June 20

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 14, 1690, William of Orange, King of Holland, and recently declared King of England, arrived in Belfast with his fleet. The Catholic King James II had been tolerated by the Protestant nobility for a time because all his possible heirs…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 13, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Battle of Cúl Dreimhne (Battle of the Book)

This week we remember an Irishman whose efforts and foresight changed the world forever. Colmcille also known as Saint Columba died on June 9, 597 in the monastery he founded on the Island of Iona, where he had lived in exile for many years. He is known among other things, as the Patron Saint of the city of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on June 11, 2020 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Fancy an Irish Cottage for ten Euro

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Added by daniel nagle on June 9, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 7 - June 13

LUAIN -- On June 8, 1853, John Mitchel escaped from Australia, eventually making it to the United States. Mitchel, a member of the Young Ireland Party, was born in Comnish, Co. Derry. John was the son of a Presbyterian minister. He obtained a law…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 6, 2020 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

AOH Historian: Irish vs. Black Narrative in Draft Riots a Fiction

To our readers and fellow members of TheWildGeese.irish community:

We are as a community startled, enraged and greatly saddened by the death May 25 of African-American George Floyd at the hands of a Minnesota police officer. As we reexamine race…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 4, 2020 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Celebrate the Season with a Berry Salad

It’s strawberry season in Ireland, especially in County Wicklow, where the luscious berries are grown in great number at places like Green’s Berry Farm in Gorey.  Delicious in shortcakes, jams, and quick beads, of course, but for a change of pace toss them in a salad with cheese and…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 3, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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