November 2021 Blog Posts (11)

AN HISTORICALLY UNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS

by Mike McCormack, AOH NY State Historian Emeritus

Some ‘historians’ ignore facts in order to downsize their presentation. What is most egregious is when the contributions of the Irish are thus ‘written out’ as inconsequential. Take Washington’s Christmas crossing of the Delaware for example. The Irish around Trenton, like Paddy Colvin, who ran a Delaware River ferry; Paddy Lamb, who lived near a Bridge on Assunpink Creek and John Honeyman, a retired British…

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Added by Mike McCormack on November 29, 2021 at 4:39pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 28 - December 4

LUAIN -- On November 29, 1895, Denny Lane (left), author and poet, and member of the revolutionary Young Ireland party, died in Cork. Lane was born in Riverstown, near Glanmire in County Cork, in 1818. Denny attended Trinity College, Dublin. While a student…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 28, 2021 at 11:13am — No Comments

Fa la la la la! Let the Season Begin

     

It’s official: the festive season has begun! Holiday parties, family gatherings, and all manner of get-togethers are already marked on our December calendar, a sure sign that you’ll need a few fresh recipes. Whether you’re a guest looking for a perfect offering…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 26, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Scapegoat: A cautionary Tale.

One of the most negative faults that mankind possesses, in my opinion, is his ability to use another unfortunate to bear the blame for something that he in fact did not do. It is a base failing in the makeup of the human and may actually be the reason for the belief that man is born with the stain of ‘original sin’ on his…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 21, 2021 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- In the early morning hours of Nov. 21, 1920, Michael Collins sent out his men to rip the heart out of British intelligence operations in Dublin by killing 11 agents of the so-called Cairo Gang.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 20, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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

MÁIRT -- 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 York to Maryland, and finally to Gallatin…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 13, 2021 at 4:35pm — No Comments

HEARTY SOUPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

     With two major holidays to celebrate in the next few weeks, a good recipe for a tasty starter is always welcome. This one includes two autumn favorites — tart apples and sweet parsnips. Parsnips have a unique growing season, and where other vegetables thrive in the spring and summer, the peak seasons for this hardy root vegetable are the fall and…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 12, 2021 at 9:41am — No Comments

The Poet

To the memory of a visionary born on this day 10 November 1879.
Thank you, Patrick, for your bravery, commitment, inspiration and sacrifice.…
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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 10, 2021 at 1:17pm — 15 Comments

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

LUAIN  -- On November 8, 1987, in one of the most widely condemned actions of the "Troubles," an IRA bomb killed 11 at the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 6, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Remember, Remember...The Gunpowder Plot.

On  the 5th. of November 1605 an event took place in the heart of London, that if successful would have forever changed the political and economic future of Ireland, the…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 4, 2021 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

On November 1, 1625 Oliver Plunkett was born at…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 1, 2021 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

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