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

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 14, 1814, Thomas Osborne Davis, the poet laureate of the Young Ireland party and one of its founders, was born in Mallow, Co. Cork. Like many other revolutionary Irish leaders, Davis was of an Anglo-Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 14, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Totally Irish Gifts Celebrates Its 6th Anniversary!

As we celebrate our 6th Anniversary this month, we really do feel honored to be part of our customers' gift giving for so many special occasions. These are mainly happy occasions, but we are also mindful that gifts are often purchased for loved ones who need a special thought when life gets tough. We love to hear from customers on why a…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on October 7, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born Confederate General Patrick Cleburne commanded a brigade at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky. Cleburne's…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 6, 2018 at 9:51pm — No Comments

The Human Computer from Donegal

The next time you power up your computer or go to the rifle range, take aim and set your sights on a target off in the distance, knowing that you will hit the target, raise a glass to a ground-breaking Irishwoman from Donegal named…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 6, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Twists and Turns of My Search for Kinney Ancestors

A quick intro on research for my Irish roots:

As a child, my mother always told me that her father said his mother was from Ireland; he (my grandfather) never told my mom her name, birthplace in Ireland, age or anything else: All he told…

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Added by Randy Bruyere on October 3, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 30 - October 6

CÉADAOIN -- On Oct. 3, 1691, the Treaty of Limerick was signed, ending the Williamite War in Ireland. It has been said that Irish history is something the Irish should…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 29, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Nicholas Gray: Seeking 'Liberty To Recruit a Regiment of Irish'

In 1798, the new Oaths issued by the Wexford Council had good effect. As Crown forces gathered on Wexford’s borders for the showdown, Nicholas Gray, Secretary of the Council, wrote on 16 June to Fr. Philip Roche, the new commander‑in‑chief. Gray was…

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Added by Don Gray on September 28, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Last Peaches of Summer (With Apologies to Tom Moore)

With peaches still available at local farm stands, you’ll love this recipe for baked peaches filled with ground almonds and amaretti cookies. Top them with vanilla ice cream, crème fraîche, or mascarpone cheese. You’ll find recipes like this in my…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 26, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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WWII Hero Edwin O’Hara: The Honor, But Not the Medal

(Edwin O'Hara, loading the 4 inch gun on the SS Stephen Hopkins. By W.M. Wilson, on display at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.)

For them there are no big parades, 

No heroes' welcome…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2018 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 23 - September 29

LUAIN -- On September 24, 1798, United Irishman Bartholomew Teeling was executed in Dublin. Teeling was the son of wealthy linen merchant in Lisburn, County Antrim. His father was involved in both the Defender and United Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 22, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 16 - September 22

LUAIN -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at Spoleto.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 15, 2018 at 1:45pm — No Comments

The Firefighter



often find myself thinking about my cousin Michael Brennan. He was a firefighter…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 10, 2018 at 3:26am — 11 Comments

Bake This Delicious, Free-Form Apple Tart in Minutes

Who says making a fresh apple dessert takes hours? You can assemble this delicious free-form apple tart in minutes and pop it into the oven while you’re having dinner. Apple pie (or tart) with ice cream is a classic dessert, but you…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 9, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 9 - September 15



DOMHNAIGH -- About September 9, 1845, the first effects of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 8, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 2 - September 8

LUAIN -- On September 3, 1842, John Devoy, (in a prison photo, left) one of the most devoted revolutionaries the world has ever seen, was born in Kill, County Kildare. John showed his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 1, 2018 at 9:44pm — No Comments

The Great Famine of 1315



Five hundred and thirty years before the death and devastation caused in 1847 by An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger), Ireland suffered an equally horrific event that begun in 1315 and was the first in a series of large-scale disasters that devastated Europe in the 14th century. A continent-wide famine began with…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 27, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 26- September 1

LUAIN -- On August 27, 1798, the combined force of Gen. Humbert's small French invasion unit and western Irish rebels won one of the most famous battles ever fought in Ireland at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 25, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

'Coffin Ships' and The Great Irish Famine

This is an article I wrote for my site about Coffin Ships and the Potato Famine:…

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Added by ADRIAN McGRATH on August 23, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Just Peachy! (Peach-Blackberry Tart, That Is)

As August comes to a close, the fruits of summer show no signs of slowing down — lots of peaches, blackberries, plums, and nectarines available for snacking and baking. This tart recipe starts with a shortbread-like crust, and then it’s filled…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 19, 1504, the battle of Knockdoe was fought northeast of Galway by the forces of Gerald Fitzgerald, 'The Great Earl,' and his Anglo-Irish allies, against those of his son-in-law, Ulick de Burgh, or Burke of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 18, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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