September 2021 Blog Posts (11)

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 26 - October 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 26, 1791, the Queen, the first ship loaded with Irish “criminals,” arrived in New South Wales, Australia. More than 150 people were on board, members of one of the most abjectly poor groups of people in western Europe. That the Irish were this…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 25, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments


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Heavyweight Champion John L. Sullivan: “Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand”

As “Gentleman” Jim Corbett walked down the steps toward the ring in the Olympic Club in New Orleans on Wednesday, September 7, 1892, he could see “The Boston Strong Boy,” John L. Sullivan, waiting for him. The smell of cigar smoke hung in the air as the supremely confident Sullivan, who was more public about his pride in his Irish ancestry than the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2021 at 12:34am — 4 Comments

Slaughter in County Armagh.

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 22, 2021 at 11:31am — No Comments

In the Realm of Spirit: Psalms from a Mountain

Thrilled to learn that another one of my books is now listed on the worldwide Library web site…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 20, 2021 at 12:40pm — No Comments


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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 19 - September 25

MÁIRT -- On Sept. 21, 1827, Michael Corcoran (left), a brigadier general in the Federal Army during America's Civil War, was born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo. Corcoran served as a policeman in the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 18, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

An Irish Graduate Student Discovers Pulsars, An English Man gets the Nobel Prize

Being of Irish heritage and an Astronomer, Astrophysicist and Educator by profession, I have a particular interest in this story. As a founding member of Astronomy For Change (https://astronomyforchange.org) and the original author, I'm sharing it here on TWG.

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Added by Thomas Madigan on September 12, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 12 - September 18

LUAIN -- On September 13, 1803, John Barry (left), of Ballysampson, Co.Wexford, considered by many to be the 'Father of the U.S. Navy,' died in Philadelphia. At a young age, Barry went to sea as a fisherman; by age 20, he had…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 11, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Firefighter

Last night twenty years ago on September 10th, 2001 thousands of people in this country went to bed with their loved ones for the last time.Some were excited, looking forward to the trip they’d be taking in the morning. Others were perhaps dreading the…
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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 11, 2021 at 1:21pm — 11 Comments

Remembering 9/11 on the 20th Anniversary

It was 20 years ago that the United States and the world held their breath as the worst terrorist attack in history took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. The attack was in the U.S. but many of the victims were from other countries around the world.

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 10, 2021 at 2:47pm — No Comments

An Gorta Mor Remembered in Dublin

On this day May 17, 2020 a National Commemoration took place in St Stephen's Green in Dublin city centre in remembrance of the events that took place in Ireland 174…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 9, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 5 - September 11

CÉADAOIN -- On September 8, 1798, Lord Cornwallis and General Gerard Lake cornered French General Joseph Humbert's small Franco-Irish army at Ballinamuck, County Longford. With the two British armies closing in, Humbert drew his men up into line of battle. Humbert had…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 4, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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