All Blog Posts Tagged 'Diaspora' (12)

Introducing: The Irish Workshop

Hello everyone! 

Please allow us to introduce ourselves: we are The Irish Workshop, an online marketplace for authentic Irish gifts made by craftspeople and artists from all over Ireland. …

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Added by The Irish Workshop on July 14, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

'Famine Folios' -- Ireland's Great Irish Famine Revisited

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, has just published four new folios of research into the period of The Irish Famine under the collective title Famine Folios.

These compelling essays take a fresh and…

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Added by Brian Nolan on November 9, 2015 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

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

LUAIN -- On October 19, 1751, Charles Edward (Jennings) Kilmaine, general in the French army, was born at Saul's Court, Dublin. His father was a physician from County Galway. Though the family name was Jennings, Charles became known as Kilmaine in France after the area of County Mayo which had been…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

'Hell Town': 'Whites' Battle Over Irish Orphans in Arizona

I was just reading through some articles on another site regarding the dark history of the Orphan Trains and their arrival in Arizona. In doing further research, I came across this amazing article written by Margaret Regan.



Here is the article in its entirety, reproduced here with her kind permission. It…

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Added by Bit Devine on September 1, 2015 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Indicting Ireland's 'Masters,' 'Pastors': Q&A With Director Ken Loach

Sandy Boyer (SB) interviews via telephone …
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad

There are a number of extraordinary people who contribute to Ireland and to Irish communities abroad. The Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad honors the work they do.  The award is presented by the President of Ireland…

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Added by Aine Edwards on March 27, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

The Irish in Early San Francisco

A visit to the cemetery next to little Mission Dolores reveals how important the Irish influence was on the city, and how brief life could be on the Gold Rush frontier.…



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Added by Jim Gregory on January 6, 2015 at 10:44am — No Comments

Meet the Faces of IrishFireside.com

If you haven't had the chance to get to know New Wild Geese members Corey & Liam, drop on over and say hello!

Liam Hughes is a Jewelry designer who…

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Added by Bit Devine on August 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

The Blind Irish Fiddler and 'The Mutiny on the Bounty'

Say the word "mutiny," and it is a fair bet that most people will immediately think Bounty. Maritime history is filled with tales of desertion and revolt against a ship’s captain, some bloodier than others, but none…

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Added by Niall McArdle on September 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments


Founding Member
10-Year-Old Irish Immigrant First Newsboy Ever

Cork-born Barney Flaherty, a 10-year-old Irish immigrant, was the first newsboy. He was hired by Benjamin Day, the publisher of the New York Sun on 4 September, 1833. He later went on to be known as Barney Williams, Irish comedian, hero of "The Emerald Ring," and "The Connie Soo-gah. Newspaper Carrier Day is celebrated on 4 September in honor of Barney and all…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on September 3, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

From Kerry to Chicago and Back Again

My maternal Grandmother was a Corcoran from Knockaderry in County Kerry.  Knockaderry is just around the corner from the Kerry Airport in Farranfore.  One of thirteen kids, Grandma could not wait to get off the island.  Thankfully, she waited until a few days after the 1911 census!  She emigrated to the United States, settling in Chicago where other family members had already…

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Added by Thomas Besore on July 23, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

The 35th Indiana: Hoosier State's '1st Irish': Part 2 of 2: 'Fight On'

The Battle of Stones River (February 14, 1863 Harper's Weekly)

By Brian D. Henry

The…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 1, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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