All Blog Posts Tagged 'Independence' (3)


Founding Member
Echoes of The Rising: Robert Briscoe Becomes a Courier

With the approach of the 1916 Irish Easter Rising Centennial, there’s been renewed interest in "Shalom Ireland," a documentary film I made about Ireland’s remarkable, yet little known, Jewish community (www.ShalomIreland.com).  So I picked up my copy of "For the Life of Me," the…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on August 31, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment


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Maud Gonne: The 'Irish Joan of Arc'

Maud Gonne was born in Tongham, near Surrey, England in 1865 to Captain Thomas Gonne of the 17th Light Dragoons and his wife Edith Firth Cook. Edith belonged to the wealthy Cooke family, manufacturers of silk, linen, and  cotton goods. Her Grandfather was also…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on June 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — 23 Comments

The Irish-American Signers of the Declaration of Independence

As the July 4th holiday approaches, sadly as with many of our other holidays, the true meaning of the day is lost a midst ballgames, cookouts, and fireworks. We forget that on that hot July of 1776 fifty six men came together to pledge their “lives,…

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Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on July 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

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