All Blog Posts Tagged 'Dublin' (102)

In `92, Billy Yank and Johnnie Reb March in Dublin

By Joe Gannon and Gerry Regan

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 23 years since we participated in one of our most memorable St.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

St. Patrick and the Skerries

Saint Patrick was born into a well-to-do British family, perhaps in what now is the North-Western English county of Cubmria. His father was a local government official and the family language was probably a version of Latin. As a youth he was captured by Irish pirates and taken into…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00am — 1 Comment


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Patrick Pearse

Pádraig Pearse (Patrick Henry Pearse) is one only a handful of men who have  enjoyed the dubious honour of becoming an iconic status in Irish History  books based on his role in the 1916 Easter Rising.  He was born in Great Brunswick Street in Dublin and had a  brother,…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Where Every Day Is Bathed in ... Green

The "Great Day" is approaching again.

On St. Patrick's Day all around the world, the Irish and those who love all things Irish will be…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Michael Mallin

Michael Mallin was born in 1874 in the Liberty tenements Dublin.  He was a son of a carpenter, but his early days living in Dublin elude historians.  It is, therefore, his teenage years that are the focus of this biopic.

At the age of fourteen years he joined the British Army…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 11, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Sean Connolly

Sean Connolly was born in Sandymount, Dublin in 1883.  His family had been driven off their land during the Land League era.  Connolly and all his siblings were steeped in nationalism and all that Fenianism stood for.  When his father, a sailor, left his seafaring job, he…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Michael O'Hanrahan

Michael O'Hanrahan (Micheál Ó hAnnrachain, 1877 – 4 May 1916) is another one of the 1916 Leaders who is not universally  known.  He was born in New Ross, County Wexford to Richard and Mary O’Hanrahan (nee Williams).  He had a brother, Henry, and a sister, Eily.  His father was heavily involved in the 1867 Fenian Rising.  Michael's family moved to County Carlow when he was a young…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 4, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments


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Tracing the Irish Potato Famine - Places to Visit in Ireland

Between the years of 1845 and 1852, Ireland’s population was reduced by about 20% due to the impacts of the Potato Famine, also known as The Great Famine or in our native language ‘An Gorta Mór.’  It is…

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Added by The Irish Tourism Group on March 2, 2015 at 2:30am — 4 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Mac Donnchadha

Tomás Mac Donnchadha, or Thomas MacDonagh (1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916), was born in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, to Joseph and Mary MacDonagh (nee Parker).  Both his parents were intellectuals and…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Edward 'Ned' Daly

Edward "Ned Daly" is one of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders less known for his role as Commandant in the Irish Military Brotherhood.  Out of a family of ten children, he was the only son born to Edward and Catharine Daly (nee O’Mara) in Limerick.  His father was a…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 25, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Liam Mac Piarais

Liam Mac Piarais (William "Willie" Pearse) was born on the 15th of November in 1881 and was the younger brother Patrick Pearse, the well documented iconic figure of the 1916 Easter Rising.  It has been said that, to some extent, Willie lived in the shadow of his famous older brother…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 21, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Séamus Ó Cléirigh

Tomás Séamus Ó Cléirigh (Thomas James Clarke) was born on the 11th day of March in 1858.  He was  one of the oldest members of the 1916 Rising.  Clarke was also known as Henry Wilson, an alias he used to counteract any publicity that his own name may attract in his role as a…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 18, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments


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The Capuchin Friars and the Leaders of the Easter Rising

The heroes of the hour -- witnessing history as it unfolded. 

The Irish Order of the Capuchin Friars came to Ireland in 1615.  It was not until 1690, however, that their first friary was built.  Over time, they moved to Cork where they established the friary house (which…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 15, 2015 at 11:00am — 12 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Seán Mac Diarmada

Seán Mac Diarmada (Sean MacDermott) is yet another one of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders who has remained in the historical shadow of other prominent leaders who have enjoyed iconic status in the history books.  He has been described by some as one of the greatest of the…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 12, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


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The Story of St. Valentine's Day: The Irish Link

The shrine of St. Valentine is found at the beautiful Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin, Ireland.

Fr. John Spratt was an Irish Carmelite and a well-known preacher, who worked among the poor in the Liberties in Dublin, Ireland. He…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 7, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Seán Heuston

Seán Heuston is yet another young man who is scarcely known as one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.  He does not share the historical iconic status that is accorded to James Connolly or Patrick Pearse, for example.  He was and still remains one of many leaders of the 1916…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Cathal Brugha

Cathal Brugha [Charles William St John Burgess] Is another man who is less known for his role in the 1916 Easter Rising. He was born and raised in Fairview, Dublin, July 1874, one of 14 children of Thomas and Maryanne Burgress [née] Flynn.  His mother was a Roman Catholic and his…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 1, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Cornelius Colbert

Cornelius [Con] Colbert was another young man who is also less known for his role in Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising.  He was born in 1888 , one of thirteen children, into a small farming community to…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 31, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Eámonn Ceannt

Éamonn Ceannt is a little-known leader of the 1916 Easter Rising. Born in Ballymoe in County Galway, he was one of nine children. His father was an RIC Officer…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 26, 2015 at 12:30pm — 17 Comments

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