December 2022 Blog Posts (11)

This Week in the History of the Irish: January12 - January 7

CÉADAOIN -- On January 4, 1781, Irish-born Revolutionary War Gen. James Hogan died in British captivity at Haddrel Point, South Carolina. Hogan (sometimes spelled Hogun) was born in Ireland about 1721 and emigrated to North Carolina about 30 years later.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 31, 2022 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Breifne, 1588

She stands

On the shore

Watching

Her ship burn

Her two horses

In the water

Stand

Like two pillars

Strong

The promise

Of swift

Departure

The mountain

Unmoved

Like a giants

Table

Covered…

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Added by The Last Torch on December 31, 2022 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 25 - December 31

DOMHNAIGH -- On Dec. 25, 1808, Stephen Clegg Rowan who would serve in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War and later be promoted to admiral, was born in Dublin.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 25, 2022 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Located in Weston, Missouri, Tin Kitchen Restaurant

The O' Malley family have the Tin Kitchen restaurant which serves great barbecue, in scenic Weston, Mo. Their dad's name Pat O'Malley,  is inscribed on the bench to the right.

This is the summary stated on their website:…

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Added by Don Gray on December 22, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On December 19, 1877, Land League organizer Michael Davitt was released from Dartmoor Prison. Davitt, revolutionary and agrarian agitator, was born in Straide, County Mayo. Davitt's family was evicted from their small farm when he was just a boy. After they emigrated to England, Davitt…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 18, 2022 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Happy Christmas, Happy Cookies!

One of my family’s favorite year-round cookies were my mother’s Molasses Cookies — soft, chewy, sugar-coated treats. When it came time for Christmas though, in went the ginger, cloves and nutmeg; voila, Gingerbread Cookies — soft, chewy,…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on December 17, 2022 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Christmas Wreath

The modern Christmas wreath demonstrates the spirit of the season, but to some, it is also a reminder of another spirit – a spirit that demonstrates courage and fortitude dating back to 16th century Ireland, when the Penal Laws forbade the practice of the Catholic religion. Not only was their…

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Added by Mike McCormack on December 13, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments

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

CÉADAOIN -- On Dec. 13, 1862, the Irish Brigade of the Army of the Potomac suffered horrendous casualties as they assaulted massed Confederates firing from within a sunken road beneath Marye's Heights during the Battle of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 10, 2022 at 10:30pm — No Comments


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Dillon’s Cross Ambush and the Burning of Cork City

Volunteer Michael Kenny pulled up the collar of his mackintosh, tightened his scarf, and pulled down his cap against the cold breeze as he stood beside the Old Youghal Road near Dillon’s Cross in Cork City. As the clock neared…

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Added by Joe Gannon on December 10, 2022 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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Added by Daniel P Quinn on December 4, 2022 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887, Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney, trade unionist and revolutionary, was born at Fisher's Hill, Bangor, Co. Down. Her father, Alfred, was a protestant,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 3, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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