The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Australia' (26)

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On October 11, 1860, all the militia units of New York City were ordered to turn out to march in honor of the visiting Prince of Wales, the 19-year-old heir to the English throne.

(Left: Courtesy of the late Lt. Col. Ken Powers, historian,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 10, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 20 - September 26

LUAIN -- On Sept. 21, 1827, Michael Corcoran (left), a brigadier general in the Federal Army during America's Civil War, was born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo. Corcoran served as a policeman in the Royal Irish Constabulary but resigned during the Great Hunger, no longer…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 19, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On August 17, 1778Bernardo O'Higgins , the father of Chilean independence, was born in Chile. Bernardo's mother was…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 15, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On June 8, 1853, John Mitchel escaped from Australia, eventually making it to the United States. Mitchel, a member of the Young Ireland Party, was born in Comnish, Co. Derry. John was the son of a Presbyterian minister. He obtained a law…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 6, 2020 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 12 - April 18

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 12, 1816, Charles Gavan Duffy (right) was born in County Monaghan. Self-educated as a journalist, Duffy would found the Nation, a nationalist weekly journal, along with …

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 11, 2020 at 8:42pm — No Comments

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

Anne Bonny

DEARDAOIN -- On March 8, 1700, or perhaps a year or two earlier, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 7, 2020 at 7:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 1 - March 7

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 1, 1776, Irish-born Andrew Lewis was appointed a brigadier general in the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 29, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- 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 Clanrickard, husband of his daughter, Eustacia.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 17, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 2, 1567, Shane "the Proud" O'Neill was murdered. The eldest son of Conn O'Neill, 1st Earl of Tyrone, Shane became chief of the O'Neills in 1559. Shane alternately fought and negotiated with the English through the years. In 1562, Shane went to London to make peace…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 1, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 3 - March 9

LUAIN -- On March 4, 1804, in Australia former United Irishmen stage a small insurrection that ended with a short fight at Castle Hill. Starting in 1799 the British had been shipping many of the leaders and participants of the Rising 1798 Rising to “Van Diemen’s Land” (Australia). Once there they…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2019 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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 Clanrickard, husband of his daughter, Eustacia. Knockdoe would be…

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

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 3 - June 9

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 3, 1836, Dr. Barry O'Meara (left) died in London. Born in Ireland, O'Meara joined the British Navy in 1808, after he had been dismissed from the army for assisting in a duel. In July 1815 he was serving on the HMS Bellerophon when Napoleon surrendered on board. His knowledge of Italian…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 2, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 4, 1804 in Australia former United Irishmen stage a small insurrection that ended with a short fight at Castle Hill. Starting in 1799 the British had been shipping many of the leaders and participants of the Rising 1798 Rising to “Van Diemen’s Land” (Australia). Once there they…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 3, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 24 - September 30

DOMHNAIGH -- 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 movement and Bartholomew and his brother joined him in the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 23, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 13 - August 19

MÁIRT -- On August 15, 1909, the Ancient Order of Hibernians dedicated a monument to victims of the Great Hunger at Grosse Ile, in Quebec, Canada. More than 60 years had passed since more than 5,000 Irish men, women, and children had perished on the island, which served as a quarantine station on…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: Feb. 26 - March 4

LUAIN - On February 27, 1735, Thomas Conway, a soldier in French and U.S. armies, was born in Cloghane, County Kerry. Conway was taken to France at the age of six to be educated and, in 1749, he joined the Irish Brigade of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 25, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

'The Last Torch' to Make World Premiere in Melbourne, Australia

It's the stuff great films and spellbinding stage performances are made of.  In the case of "The Last Torch," though, the story is plucked right from the history books.  To be more specific, in this case, the story is taken from the personal journey of 16th century…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

‘Meagher of the Sword’ – The Civil War Legend and His Kildare Boyhood

By Robert Doyle

He is one of the most iconic figures of the American Civil War and, as the commander of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade, Thomas Francis Meagher (right, from from Arthur Griffith's "Meagher of the Sword," Dublin, 1916) is probably the most famous of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dissident Dubliner: Chatting with Irish-Australian Author James O’Brien

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, May 9, 2014 with James O'Brien, an Irishman living…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 6, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Your 'Great Irish Spot' Deserves Your Great Irish Story

A $100 gift card from world-class retailer TheIrishStore.com or one of five gifts from our 'locker'…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

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