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Mayo's Father Andrew Conroy: Martyr of the 1798 Rising

There’s many a lonely hearth-stone tonight in wide Mayo,

There’s many a gallant heart content again can never know

But darkest woe and grief for him the saintly true and tried,

Who on the Saxon scaffold that day for freedom died.

         --  From “The Priest of Addergool,” by William Rooney (Founder of…

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Added by Joe Gannon on November 26, 2016 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

'98 Rising Marked Pinnacle for Antrim Native Honored in New York

By Charlie Laverty

Just a few minutes drive from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., lies the modest village of Salisbury Mills. But its remembrance of the deeds of its men at war is far from modest: At the junction of two roads that course through the village stands a handsome…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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