All Blog Posts Tagged 'France' (22)

General Charles Edward Jennings: 'Le Brave Kilmaine'

The port of Brest in the mid-1790s by Jean-François Hue (1751-1823)

As he watched the small French fleet carrying his friend Theobald Wolfe Tone and about 3,000 French troops sail out of Brest, France on September 20,…


Added by Joe Gannon on October 19, 2018 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Tracing the Irish at War: From Stono Ferry to New Orleans: Part 2

Read part one

That summer of 1781, a French fleet under the…


Added by Robert A Mosher on April 2, 2015 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

The Irish in Colonial Era New Orleans

By Dr. Laura Kelley

Usually, when we speak about the Irish Diaspora in the USA, New Orleans is not among the cities that first come to mind as centers of Irish population and…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 16, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Irish Mariners' Story of Nazi Brutality Gets Renewed Focus

Dear Friend,

The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society are a docklands-based history group who believe in digging where we stand. We believe that the history of Dublin Docks and the surrounding communities of East Wall, North Wall, City Quay, Pearse Street and Ringsend are so rich that the stories should be collected and preserved. We also believe in…


Added by Declan Byrne on September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

The Irishman Who was the Spanish Governor of Louisiana

Who was "General O'Reilly," and how did a man with such an Irish name become the "Spanish Governor of Louisiana?"

While on a consulting assignment in August of 2000, I was bicycling through the streets of New Orleans and randomly came across a historic marker that read: "Fort St. Charles On Oct. 25, 1769, under Gen. O'Reilly, Spanish governor of…


Added by John Edward Murphy on July 30, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Assessing Titanic's Irish Connections Part 2: A 'Titanic' Legacy, In Film and Story

By John Walsh

Lovers Jack Dawson (Leo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) take to the floor at a hooley in steerage in James…

Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Scum of England, or Ordinary Men? A Review of DJ Kelly's 'Running with Crows'

Running with Crows: The Life and Death of a Black and tan

A novel by DJ Kelly

Published by PublishNation (6 Mar 2013)

Available from…


Added by John J. Gaynard on November 22, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 6 - October 12

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born…


Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Memorial Day 2013: Remembering Lawrence 'Turk' Condon

My father's uncle, Sgt. Lawrence Condon, died of shrapnel wounds in France two months before the Armistice ending World War I, "The War to End All Wars." His division, the U.S. Army's 27th, was known as "O'Ryan's Roughnecks." He was third generation American. One of his grandfathers was an Irwin, reputedly from Ballyjamesduff,…


Added by Gerry Regan on May 30, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

King Louis and His Irish Confessor

Check this link for an interesting odd bit of Irish history ...…


Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on May 16, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Black with a Tinge of Green

As February’s Black History Month fades into memory and March’s Irish History Month begins its ascendancy, there’s a brief moment where the black takes on a tinge of green.

Few realize that these two ethnic groups, African-Americans and Irish-Americans, who together make up one-quarter of…


Added by James Francis Smith on February 27, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Remember Cremona: France's Irish Brigade Saves the King's Army

National Museum of Ireland

The flag of Dillon's Regiment, Irish Brigade of France.

By Joseph E. Gannon Managing Editor…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 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…

Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments


MacGahan Papers

Janarius MacGahan, 1876

Read Part 1: …


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Januarius A. MacGahan: Daring to Tell the Truth, Part 1 OF 2: Cheating Death in France and Spain.

By Joseph E. Gannon

As hundreds of 'embedded' war correspondents traveled across Iraq in 2003, WGT remembered a 19th century Irish-American correspondent whose reports on a Turkish massacre shocked the entire world, compelling world leaders to place humanitarian concerns above geopolitical ones. Ohio native…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Sarsfield: 'Would It Were for Ireland'

Ah! Why, Patrick Sarsfield, did we let your ship sail

Away to the French Flanders from the green Innisfail.

For far from your country you lie cold and low:

Ah? Why Patrick Sarsfield, ah, why did you go.

We prayed, Patrick Sarsfield, to see you sail home,

Your flag waving victory across the white…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

'For Faith and Fame and Honour': The Irish Brigade in the Service of France Part 5 of 5: Semper et Ubique Fidelis

By Joe Gannon, Managing Editor

("The Storming of the Bastille," by Jean-Pierre Houël, 1735-1813.)


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

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