The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Diaspora History' (89)

This Week in the History of the Irish: Feb. 24 - March 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 24, 1854,Daniel Florence O'Leary a general in Simon Bolivar's South American army, died in Bogota, Colombia. O'Leary was probably born about 1800 in Cork city, the son of a butter merchant. Little is known of his early life. In 1817, he traveled to London to…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 26 - December 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On the night of November 26, 1781, units of Dillon’s and Walshes regiments of the Irish Brigade of France were among a force of about 400 commanded by Marquis de Bouille that landed on the British-held West Indies island of St. Eustache (now known…

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887 Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney (right), trade unionist and revolutionary was born at Fisher's Hill, Bangor, Co. Down. Her father, Alfred was a protestant…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — 6 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

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 7, 1877, John O'Mahony (left: from the 'Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland), founder of the Fenian Brotherhood in the United States, died in New York. O'Mahony was a member of the Young Ireland party in the 1840s; he escaped to France after the failed…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 6, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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

DEARDAOIN -- On January 24, 1862, Miles Byrne, United Irishman and officer in Napoleon's Irish Legion, died in Paris. He was active in the 1798 Rising in Wexford and fought all its major battles, right through the rebels' climactic defeat at Vinegar…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 23, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On January 4, 1781, Irish-born Revolutionary War Gen. James Hogan died in British captivity at Haddrel Point, South Carolina. Hogan (sometimes spelled Hogun) was born in Ireland about 1721, and emigrated to North Carolina about 30 years later. In May 1776, Hogan was appointed a major in the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 29 - December 5

DOMHNAIGH -- On November 29, 1895, Denny Lane (right), author and poet, and member of the revolutionary Young Ireland party, died in Cork. Lane was born in Riverstown, near Glanmire in County Cork, in 1818. Denny attended Trinity College, Dublin. While a student there, he met fellow student Thomas Davis, a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 28, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

Courtesy of the late Lt. Col. Ken Powers, historian, 69th Regiment, New York Infantry

The 'Prince of Wales flag,' presented by grateful Irish citizens on March 16, 1861, to the 69th Regiment "in commemoration of the 11th Oct. 1860." The flag has…
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Added by The Wild Geese on October 10, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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

Bernardo O'Higgins

LUAIN -- On August 17, 1778,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 15, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

'Jimmy's Hall' -- Screenings in the United States

From the Team That Brought the World “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” ...

‘Jimmy’s Hall’: Where Anything Goes and Everyone Belongs

Directed by Ken Loach, Screenplay by Paul Laverty, Produced by Rebecca…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 24, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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

Linen Hall Library

Baron Godert de Ginkel, commander of the Williamite forces at Aughrim.

DOMHNAIGH -- On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Get a 'Jimmy's Hall' Poster Winging Your Way

Each week through Sept. 15, TheWildGeese.Irish will be giving away an official “Jimmy’s Hall” movie poster, courtesy of Sixteen Films and Sony Pictures Classics. (For the U.S. market, not a French edition as pictured here.)

To be eligible for the drawing, you need…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The 5th New York's Daniel J. Meagher

Tipperary native among the earliest heroes of the FDNY…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Lt. Michael P. Murphy Honored in County Cork

The Irish Examiner reports that the Irish Veterans, an organization whose goal is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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

From Wikipedia

Statue of Andrew Lewis, Point Pleasant, West Virginia.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Transcript: Discussing the Irish In New Orleans with Dr. Laura Kelley

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Saturday, February 21, 2015 with Dr. Laura Kelley.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

The Wild Geese:  Hello and “fáilte” to Dr. Laura Kelley who joins us live from New Orleans,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 23, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Make Way for the Irish

by Dr. Laura Kelley

The Irish of New Orleans today can be found in many places, some familiar and others less so. Pauline Patterson’s much loved pub, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 21, 2015 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

Life in New Orleans' Irish Channel

What was life like in New Orleans' Irish Channel in the early to mid 20th-century?

The Works Project Administration (WPA) conducted a series of interviews with the people of the Channel in 1941.  Many of those…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 20, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Fighting Irish of New Orleans

by Dr. Laura Kelley

Street-fighting man, bare-knuckles, and hard-fisted: Why do the Irish like to fight? Is there more…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 19, 2015 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

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