All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish Freedom Struggle' (535)

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 23 - March 30



DOMHNAIGH -- On March 23, 1862, Irish-born Union General James Shields (left: pictured during the…

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The Healys: One Extraordinary Family

How many families have you met in which there were nine children, of…

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Added by Jim Goulding on March 10, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 9 - March 15

Left to right: Harry Boland, Michael Collins, and Eamon de Valera



LUAIN -- On March 9, 1932…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: March 2 - March 8

Currier and Ives

Robert Emmet stands defiant before the judge at his trial.

MÁIRT -- On March 4, 1778,…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: February 23 - March 1

Hulton Deutsch

Roger Casement being led out of Pentonville Prison, where he would later be hanged.

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 23, 1965, Irish patriot…

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Orangeman Claims 'Irish Language has Become Political'

An Irish language development officer in east Belfast says many people there are upset by an Orange Order claim that Irish is being used for political purposes by…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 20, 2014 at 3:30am — 22 Comments

Desmond Fitzgerald Photographic Gallery now Available Online

The Desmond Fitzgerald Photographs, a stunning collection of 179 photos is now available to view on the University College Dublin Digital Library website.  This collection of photographic prints forms part of the papers of Desmond FitzGerald. The majority of these photographs arise out of the…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 17, 2014 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 9 - February 15

Belfast Central Library

Sir Edward Carson, leader of the Ulster's resistance to Home Rule.

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 9, 1854, Sir Edward Henry Carson, Unionist politician, was…

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Cormac O'Malley: Revolutionary's Son Helps NYU Focus on the 'Possibilities'

Originally published on November 01, 2006.

Former IRA commander and author Ernie O'Malley left the people of Ireland, indeed the world, a rich legacy, in political conviction, principled action, recorded memory, and commitment to the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2014 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Cormac O'Malley

From Easter 1916 until the bitter end of the Civil War, County Kerry was embroiled in bloody conflict. Now, for the first time in published form, many of the county's main participants in the struggle tell their own stories. These were narrated to Ernie…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 8, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Great Irish Romances: Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford

Of all the great men and women of that era, was there a more gallant figure than Joseph Mary Plunkett, or a more hopeless love than that of Plunkett and Grace Gifford? They were to be married in a church on St Stephen’s Green on April 23, Easter Sunday, 1916, but history…

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Added by Susan McWilliams Lev-Yadun on February 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 2 - February 8

'The Rough Riders' by Theodore Roosevelt (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899)

Capt. Buckey O'Neill, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 2, 1860, William O.…

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Sacrifices for Freedom: The Life of John Devoy, Fenian

Born near Kill, County Kildare, in 1842, John Devoy would go on to become a man described by the London Times as ‘the most dangerous enemy of this country [Britain] Ireland has produced since Wolfe Tone’. His republican career began when, as a teenager, he met the Young Irelander John…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 1, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Great Irish Romances: Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan

The story of Kitty Kiernan and Michael Collins evokes ancient themes from Greek or Shakespearean tragedy, and also reminds us that “It’s Complicated” applied to relationships long before the internet age. 

Kitty’s family owned the…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on January 30, 2014 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 26 - February 1

Library of Congress

Simón Bolívar, the South American revolutionary who inspired Thomas Charles Wright.

LUAIN -- On January 26, 1799, Thomas Charles Wright, an officer in…

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The Man Behind the Long Green Lines (and It's Not Patrick) - Part One

By James Doherty

Waterford City, Ireland - From his perch as rector of the Irish College of St. Isidore in Rome, Waterford-born Franciscan Friar Luke Wadding welcomed a steady stream of refugees from the land of his birth - men forced to leave Ireland to pursue their vocations. He came to understand…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Luke Wadding: The Man Behind the Long Green Lines - Part Two

Photo courtesy St. Isidore's Church

St. Patrick, from a mural that overlooks the tomb of Luke Wadding at St. Isidore's Church, Via degli Artisti,…
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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 19 - January 25

MÁIRT -- On January 20, 1771, Don Hugo O'Conor (left) was named Commandant Inspector of New Spain. O'Conor was born into a…

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

Edmund Burke c. 1767/69, by Joshua Reynolds

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 12, 1729, Edmund Burke, one of the greatest political writers and orators in history, was born in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 5 - January 11

National Museum of Ireland

The 'Cuba 5.' From the left: Devoy, Charles Underwood O'Connell, Henry Mulleda, Rossa, and John McClure.

DOMHNAIGH -- On Jan. 5, 1871, the British…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 4, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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