August 2021 Blog Posts (12)

Wild Geese - McCarty's from Ireland to France to the US?

I recently acquired the book - "History of David McCarty and his Family in America 1765 to Present, by Dale Eugene McLellan. 2010.

David McCarty (1737-1812) was my 5th Great Grandfather. In the book the author reveals that some family histories have the McCarty family relocating from Ireland to Lorient in France in the early eighteenth century, and that they were "Wild Geese". We believe that his father's name was William.

I am hoping to confirm or otherwise this story and…

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Added by Henry Singer on August 31, 2021 at 4:31pm — 3 Comments

Is Irish CBD Really a Thing?

For many years now, CFAH has provided free educational material to help cannabis consumers make informed decisions about their health and professional interests. We've done so by posting articles and educational videos, as well as conducting interviews with local marijuana regulators, police officers, healthcare professionals, pharmacists, abuse specialists, and anyone else we can think of who's a potential source of medical advice. And we've even done a few things that stand out for us,…

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Added by Claudia Alba on August 31, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Belfast Cowboy.

Happy Birthday Van.
Thanks for the…
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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 31, 2021 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Two of America's Irish Heroes

In September 1862, two Irish-born men were about to put their lives on the line for their adopted American nation.  One was Dennis Heenan from Borrisokane, County Tipperary who arrived in Philadelphia in 1839.  He joined one of the many Irish militias defending Irish neighborhoods from the bigoted…

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Added by Mike McCormack on August 30, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 28 - September 4

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 29, 1803, Samuel Neilson, one of the founders of the United Irishmen, died in Poughkeepsie, New York. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Neilson had made a fortune in business by 1790, then he dedicated himself to Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 28, 2021 at 2:39pm — No Comments

The Norman Invasion of Ireland

On this day 23 August 1170, the Vikings returned to Ireland. They didn't arrive…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 23, 2021 at 11:28am — 7 Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 22, 1846, Fenian poet John Keegan Casey (right) was born at Mount Dalton, Co. Westmeath. While only in his teens Casey began writing poetry for The Nation. After teaching in Cleraun and Keenagh, Casey gave up the profession to work…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 21, 2021 at 2:26pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 15, 1909, the Ancient Order of Hibernians dedicated a monument to victims of the Great Hunger at Grosse Ile, in Quebec, Canada. More than 60 years had passed since more than 5,000 Irish men, women, and children had perished on the island, which served as a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Texas did a re-enactment of the Hiroshima bombing that appears in FANGS TO RICHES as the first play in AP (Lulu books 2020)

Texas did a re-enactment of the Hiroshima bombing that appears in FANGS TO RICHES as the first play in AP (Lulu books 2020)

Added by Daniel P Quinn on August 13, 2021 at 8:38am — No Comments

Celebrating Goat Cheese!

Did you know August is National Goat Cheese Month? Frankly, I didn’t, but a friend who follows a “National Day Calendar” that celebrates foods on a monthly and daily basis reminded me to promote goat cheese before I’m too late. No problem, as I’ve enjoyed goat cheese countless time during my…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 10, 2021 at 8:00am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On August 9, 1876, Josephine Bracken, whose parents were from Belfast, was born in Victoria City, British Hong Kong. Her father James, a soldier in the British army, was a native of County Offaly. Josephine's mother, a McBride, died in childbirth. She…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 7, 2021 at 5:58pm — No Comments


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Sarsfield and Hogan: Irish Triumph at Ballyneety

Slowly marching back and forth through the still night air in Ballneety, Co. Limerick, the Williamite sentry standing guard over King Williams siege train blinked and rubbed his sleepy eyes, hoping his relief would be there soon. King William’s army had Limerick under siege, and the eight heavy…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 5, 2021 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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