All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish Freedom Struggle' (505)

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 17 - November 23

Library of Congress

General Joseph Finegan

DOMHNAIGH -- On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

'As Game as Ned Kelly': The Rise and Fall — and Rise — of the Irish in Australia

By Joseph Gannon

Perhaps the most famous — or infamous — Irishman ever to trod south of the equator was the outlaw Ned Kelly, whose legend gave birth to "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 10 - November 16

From a St. Patrick's Day card published about 1910

Theobald Wolfe Tone

DOMNAIGH -- On November 10, 1798,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 9, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Remembering the Irish Who Fell in 'The Great War'

November 11th, marks both Remembrance Day in Ireland and the “Commonwealth Countries,” and Veteran’s Day in the United States of America. Although no official holiday is observed on the 11th of November in the Republic of Ireland,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 5 Comments


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AOH Division 7, New Haven CT, endorses Eire Nua Campaign in US

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW HAVEN, CT……….The AOH Division 7, New Haven, CT voted to endorse the Éire Nua Campaign in the United States at their monthly meeting on September 24, 2013.

The proposal was introduced by their Freedom For All Ireland Chairman, Peadar Mac Maghnuis. It was supported by the Division 7 President, Jason McWade, and the general membership in attendance.

“This is a historic vote for Division 7 that will have significant influence over the state and…

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Added by Peter McManus on November 3, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments

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

John Mitchel as portrayed by Currier and Ives, who made a number of Irish prints to appeal to the Irish-American market.

DOMNAIGH -- On Nov. 3,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 2, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Daring IRA Helicopter Escape, Halloween 1973

On 31 October (Halloween), 1973, the IRA used a hijacked helicopter to free three of its members from Mountjoy Jail in Dublin.  Below is a video clip from RTÉ's archives which shows the footage from the aftermath of this daring escape:

Added by Ryan O'Rourke on October 31, 2013 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Decade of Commemorations

As any Irish history enthusiast will know, 2013 marks the centenary of a very significant year in the Irish fight for independence - and the next ten years will provide many more milestones to commemorate. The years 1913-23 in Ireland saw the Dublin Lockout, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, and the Civil War. By the end of this tumultuous decade, Ireland would be a fledgling Free State, and the…

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Added by Mercier Press on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Censorship

The greatest censorship that happened in Ireland was during the seventies when the FIanna Fail government brought in Section 31 which forbade republicans from having access to the media. In the eighties the coalition of Fine Gael and Labour took it a step further forbidding Sinn Fein members from talking about everything including gardening in the media. The act was repealed in the nineties as part of the peace process. It is worth noting that at height of apartheid in South Africa, de…

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Added by Terry Moore on October 27, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 27 - November 2

O'Duffy's Blueshirts rally in a Dublin cemetery, 1934

CÉADAOIN -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous Blueshirts, was born in Castleblayney,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

The History of Ireland in Six Minutes



C
heck out this absolutely brilliant history of Ireland
in six minutes created by Wild Geese member …

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on October 15, 2013 at 3:00am — 8 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 13 - October 19



Tom Davis from an illustration in Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland, c. 1903.

LUAIN -- On Oct. 14, 1814, Thomas Osborne Davis, the poet laureate of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 12, 2013 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Ken Loach's 'Jimmy's Hall' and the Beautiful Carrick-On-Shannon – Part I

When Gerry Regan, executive producer of TheWildGeese.com, heard that I was preparing for my journey through England and Ireland, he asked if I could make my way to Leitrim and the film set of 'Jimmy's Hall' and report on the experience. I…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 10, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

On the Set of Ken Loach's 'Jimmy's Hall'

Jimmy's Hall screenwriter, and former human rights lawyer Paul Laverty is certainly no stranger to controversy -- you only have to look at the comments on…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments


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Welcome To The Irish National Caucus and Irish Peace Foundation

CEAD MILE FAILTE — Hundred thousand welcomes! Thank you for visiting the Irish National Caucus profile here within…

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Added by Fr. Sean McManus on October 9, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments


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'Mac Ireland' -- A Big Hit (June 2013)

CAPITOL HILL. Saturday, June 29, 2013 — Irish-Americans are loving the IRA novel by Fr. Sean Mc Manus: Mac Ireland: Fight For Irish Freedom.



The well known Catholic priest — president of the Capitol Hill-based Irish national Caucus and Holy Land Principles, Inc. — explained: ” Today I had a telephone call from and Irish-American family in New York…

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Added by Fr. Sean McManus on October 3, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments


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Derek Warfield to Perform for Fr Mc Manus (April 2011)

The legendary Irish ballad singer, Derek Warfield – for many years leader of the Wolfe Tones and now leader of the Young Wolfe Tones – will provide entertainment for the launch of Fr. Mc Manus’s Memoirs in Dublin Castle on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM.

“I am honored and humbled Derek would do this for me,” said Fr. Mc Manus. “He is not only a legend and a great Irish patriot but also a…

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Added by Fr. Sean McManus on October 3, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments


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Father Sean McManus launches 'My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland' (April 2011)

Summary: Fr. Sean McManus, founder of Irish National Caucus in Washington, launches his memoir; ‘My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland’.

Irish Press Releases

Original Article: http://tinyurl.com/3dtskto

Fr Sean McManus…

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Added by Fr. Sean McManus on October 3, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The United Irishmen



By Mike McCormack, AOH National Historian

One of the closest times that the Irish ever came to independence from the Crown happened when Irish Catholics and Protestants united in a brotherhood of purpose for the benefit of all.  It was inspired by the American Revolution and the brotherhood was called The United…

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Added by Mike McCormack on September 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 29 - October 5

National Museum of Ireland

Kathleen Clarke

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 29, 1972, Kathleen Clarke, wife…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 28, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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