The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Canada' (17)

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 9, 1876, Josephine Bracken, whose parents were from Belfast, was born in Victoria City, British Hong Kong. Her father James, a soldier in the British army, was a native of County Offaly. Josephine's mother, a McBride, died in childbirth. She was…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 10 - May 16

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 10, 1806James Shields (left) , who would have one of the most remarkable careers in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 11, 1744, during the War of Austrian Succession, the Irish Brigade of Spain fought at the battle of Velletri, in Italy, against an Austrian army commanded by Irishman Field Marshal Count Maximillian Ulysses Browne, of Limerick. The surprise attack of Browne's…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 10, 2019 at 11:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 26 - June 1

DOMHNAIGH-- On May 26, 1706, Col. Charles O'Brien, 5th Viscount Clare, died from wounds suffered at the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 25, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 12, 1916, the British army executed Sean Mac Diarmada and James Connolly, the last of the Rising leaders they would kill in Dublin. The treatment accorded to Connolly, a hero among the poor of Ireland for his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 12, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

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

MÁIRT -- On May 15, 1847, The Syria, the first ship to arrive during what Quebecois would call the 'Summer of Sorrow,' landed at the Canadian quarantine station in the St. Lawrence River, just north of Quebec. The French had called that island 'Grosse Ile,' but since 1847 many have called it…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 13, 2018 at 11:30am — 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 Irish History - April 30 - May 6

DEARDAOIN -- From April 29 through May 4, 1863, the 6th Louisiana Infantry, a largely Irish Confederate regiment, fought at the 2nd battle of Fredericksburg, during the Chancellorsville campaign. With its…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 29, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 29 - June 4

Maj. C. Donohue and D. Egan, 1869

Depicted somewhat imaginatively, O'Neill's soldiers launch their assault at Ridgeway. Above the harp on the Fenians' flag are the initials IRA. The Fenian army assumed the title "Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2016 at 2:00pm — 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

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Best wishes to our Canadian members, including Connie Kusler, Shawn Gallagher,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

The Irish in Canada: A Strong, 'Loyal' Presence

By Joseph E. Gannon

The Gaels in one-time British North America never quite understood the revolutionary fervor that gripped their American counterparts.

Today, nearly 400 years since they first arrived, the Irish have been nearly fully and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 31, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Growing Up Irish In French Canada!

(First published 12/30/11) At 70 years old, Billy Willbond is a man of many roles: a poet, decorated peacekeeping veteran, and social  activist, providing humanitarian aid to the developing world through his NGO, ICross…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 26 - June 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 26, 1706, Col. Charles O'Brien, 5th Viscount Clare, died from wounds suffered at the battle of Ramillies . O'Brien was born in 1670. He had…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 26, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

A Soldier's Story: Sgt. Lawrence F. Condon

Company L, 106th Infantry, U.S. Army

Gerry Regan photo

The grave of Sgt. Lawrence F. Condon, St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, New…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Grosse Ile: Island of Death

By WGT Managing Editor Joe Gannon

The locals would come to call Grosse Ile "L'Ile des Irlandais." The Canadian island would be the first and final resting place in the New World for thousands of Irish emigrants.

During "Black '47," the worst year of the Great Famine, the coffin ships arrived at the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

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