November 2018 Blog Posts (10)

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 25 - December 1

MÁIRT -- On the night of November 26, 1781, units of Dillon’s and Walshes regiments of the Irish Brigade of France were among a force of about 400 commanded by Marquis de Bouille that landed…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 24, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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Alleta Sullivan: “Champion Gold Star Mother" of WWII

There are many stirring tales of Irish and Irish-American military heroes in the long history of the United States. From…

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Added by Joe Gannon on November 22, 2018 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

New York Celebration of Fr. Felix Varela, Advocate for the Irish, on November 20th

Father Felix Varela became the advocate for the Irish immigrants in New York from the 1830s to 1850s. including the famine period.  There will be a celebration of his life at the Church of the…

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Added by John McAuliff on November 18, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 18-24

MÁIRT -- On the morning of Nov. 20, 1917, the 16th Irish Division of the British army assaulted an area of the German lines known as "Tunnel Trench," named for an elaborate tunnel system that…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 17, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Giving Thanks for Irish Cheese

If you’re still looking to add an Irish “touch” to your American Thanksgiving meal, look no further than this delicious starter featuring Cashel Blue, Ireland’s first (and most delicious) blue cheese. This recipe comes from award-winning chef Kevin Dundon, proprietor of Dunbrody House in County Wexford,…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 15, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 11-17

AOINE -- On Nov. 16, 1814, Michael Kelly Lawler, general in the Union army during the American Civil War, was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Lawler emigrated to the United States with his family at just 2 years of age. His family moved from New…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 11, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Free Family History Database Access Helps Mark Armistice Centennial

The (New York) Evening World declares the war over on Nov. 7, four days before the Armistice was formally signed. (Library of Congress)

To commemorate 100 years since the ending of the First World War, Find My Past is offering free access to its family history database collections this weekend from 12:00 noon (GMT)…

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Added by Kieron Punch on November 9, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Ireland's First Superstar Stars in RTE Documentary

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Two days ago this radio documentary was launched by RTE in Ireland to great applause about P. S. Gilmore, 1829-1892, with the help of great historians like TheWildGeese.irish's own Gerry Regan; New York Irish History Roundtable's…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on November 6, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 4 - November 10

LUAIN -- On the morning of Nov. 5, 1688, William of Orange, King of the Netherlands and son-in-law of King James II of England, arrived in Brixham, England, with a large Dutch army. He had been invited by the Protestant noblemen of the country…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 4, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Gettysburg Battle Anniversary Committee, released a anti Irish Press Release under a photo caption of the Irish Brigade

 Located under a photo of the Irish Brigade at the 155th Gettysburg Anniversary event. There appeared a caption that was not only showing an anti-Irish bias, but just plain fake civil war and Irish history. I contacted the Publisher of the CWN, who is an honest man named, Jack Melton. Jack advised me that that the article and photo caption was written by "THE GETTYSBURG BATTLE…

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Added by Steve Reilly on November 2, 2018 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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