All Blog Posts Tagged '1798 Rising' (6)

Geneva Barracks: Death Camp in Waterford

In 1782, the ruling Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland were given countrywide self-rule by the British Parliament, greatly increasing the powers of the Irish Parliament, situated at College Green in Dublin. One of the first items addressed by the new parliament was the Trade Agreement that restricted…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 9, 2019 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments


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General Charles Edward Jennings: 'Le Brave Kilmaine'

The port of Brest in the mid-1790s by Jean-François Hue (1751-1823)

As he watched the small French fleet carrying his friend Theobald Wolfe Tone and about 3,000 French troops sail out of Brest,…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 19, 2018 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment


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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

The Races of Castlebar a Highlight of 'The Year of the French'

On July 3, 1998, An Taoiseach Bertie Aherne, T.D., unveiled a plaque on The Kingsbridge Inn to commemorate the bicentenary of "The Races of Castlebar." This event, as well as the publication of Thomas Flanagan's “The Year of the French" in 1979 and the subsequent filming of this novel some years ago, have increased an…

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Added by Brían Hoban on November 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 15 - December 21

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Gen. Richard Mulcahy in the uniform of the Irish Free State.

MÁIRT -- On Dec. 16, 1971, soldier and politician General Richard Mulcahy died in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 14, 2013 at 9:33pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 8 - September 14

Linen Hall Library

Lord Charles Cornwallis had already lost one colony, and his reputation wouldn't survive the loss of another.

LUAIN -- On September 8, 1798,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 7, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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