All Blog Posts Tagged '20th Century Ireland' (14)

March 1919: An 'Unruly Confrontation' in Lismore

By Ivan Lennon

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 9, 2019 at 11:30am — 3 Comments


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'That's Just How It Was' a Paean To Granny, Irish Indomitability

PRESTON, England – Bridget Nolan was born on September 12, 1884 in Ireland. During her lifetime, she battled poverty, found love and witnessed the births of several grandchildren, including author Mary Thorpe. Thorpe pays tribute to her grandmother and immortalizes her grandmother’s lifetime in her book, “That’s Just How it Was”…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on October 22, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


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My School Days in Bray, County Wicklow

 Childhood memories if School . In Ireland school days commenced at the age five years . I was born in the January – so I was five and a half years old when I started school/ I followed my older sister Ronnie [Veronica] and brother Pat [Patrick or Watser- his nick name] who also attended St Patricks National School Bray Co Wicklow . Pat however had been transferred up to St Cronins School boy’s school before I started school. My mam ; aunts and uncles all attended St. Patricks R.C School…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Irish Mariners' Story of Nazi Brutality Gets Renewed Focus

Dear Friend,

The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society are a docklands-based history group who believe in digging where we stand. We believe that the history of Dublin Docks and the surrounding communities of East Wall, North Wall, City Quay, Pearse Street and Ringsend are so rich that the stories should be collected and preserved. We also believe in…

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Added by Declan Byrne on September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

100 Years Ago ... The Lost Opportunity of a Peaceful Path to Irish Independence

A response to some critics of a commemoration of the centenary of the Home Rule act

By John Bruton

Ronan Fanning (Irish Times 16 August) is right to say we should not…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2014 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

To Commemorate or Not

One hundred years ago was a great time to be in Ireland to paraphrase Thomas J. Clarke who had been sent by Clan na Gael leader John Devoy to revitalize the dormant IRB.  Clarke was, of course, talking about the rising nationalist sentiment…

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Added by Mike McCormack on August 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Review: 'Boy at the Gate' Testimony to Power of Music

THE BOY AT THE GATE (A Memoir)

Danny Ellis

Arcade Publishing,…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on November 4, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

‘Philomena’: Review of Stephen Frears' Oscar-Nominated Film

  In  the light of all the abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church in…

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Added by DJ Kelly on October 30, 2013 at 7:00am — 13 Comments

From Ireland to America, Part 2: The Kennedy Homestead

On my last day in Ireland, before taking an early flight out of Dublin, fellow Wild Geese member and Irish-American Wexford farmer Oisin O'Connell offered to complete my Irish Tour by taking me to experience New Ross.  As…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Che Mural

Hey Gerry and everyone, this silly season the Che Mural story has gone viral, and I'm swamped on my Facebook page and Facebook Gallery page.

Two simple points:

1. I really doubt the 'American Tourist' story. It's the local council trying to divert attention from a dumb decision. The Che Festival has given a huge boost to Kilkee, and I'm proud to help a town I…

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Added by JIM FITZPATRICK on September 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Chatting With Anne Ó Máille: 'Guardian' of Aran Knitting

The Wild Geese's Ryan O'Rourke recently paid a visit to Ó Máille's Original House of Style in Galway City to talk with its owner, Anne Ó Máille.  Anne has been called the "Guardian of Aran…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

Officials Repudiate Police Effort To Probe Ulster Violence

Imagine you were launching a new medicine for arthritis and in your application for approval from the FDA you employed as technicians people who had huge numbers of shares in your company and stood to make a fortune if the FDA gave your product a green light, that you only canvassed patients who had reported health improvements and…

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Added by ed moloney on July 8, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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