All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish Freedom Struggle' (510)

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 21 - July 27

Picture courtesy of Lt. Col. Ken Powers

The Prince of Wales Flag, the regimental color carried by the 69th New York State Militia at 1st Bull Run.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

'To God the Best and the Greatest'

Aodh Mór Ó Néill died on this date, 20th July, in 1616.

In his biography, 'The Great O'Neill', Seán Ó Faoláin portrays the exile O'Neill's last days in Rome as a period of despair and disillusionment.

This really was not how it was supposed to end. In 1598, after the Battle of the Yellow Ford, there was little…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on July 20, 2013 at 6:30am — 19 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 14 - July 20

A scene from the Draft Riots.

SATHAIRNMÁIRT -- From…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2013 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

Officials Repudiate Police Effort To Probe Ulster Violence

Imagine you were launching a new medicine for arthritis and in your application for approval from the FDA you employed as technicians people who had huge numbers of shares in your company and stood to make a fortune if the FDA gave your product a green light, that you only canvassed patients who had reported health improvements and…

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Added by ed moloney on July 8, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 7 - July 13

Linen Hall Library

Mary McCracken's ill-fated United Irishman brother, Henry Joy.

MÁIRT -- On July 8,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 7, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

View From Battle Hill Is Green

Brooklyn Irish show the flag throughout battle's commemorations

By Gerry Regan

For The Wild Geese

WGT Photo/Gerry Regan

Minerva, one hand upon the "Altar to Liberty," salutes "Lady Liberty" in New York…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

Martin Corey – Irish Political Prisoner Held Without Charge, Trial

Martin Corey has spent more than three years in Northern Ireland’s Maghaberry Prison. Although he hasn’t been charged with any crime, there is little prospect that he will be released any time in the foreseeable future. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, a British Cabinet Minister, has revoked his license – parole in…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on July 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 30 - July 6

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

'Men of the South' by Sean Keating, depicting the men of an IRA Flying Column during the War of Independence.

LUAIN --…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 30, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

'That's That': A Searing Look at a Wartime Childhood

Book Review

"That’s That" By Colin Broderick

Broadway Paperbacks $15

No memoir you have read about growing up in Ireland, not even Angela’s…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on June 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

400 Years Ago, The Marriage of Owen Roe and Rosa

We Irish have many 400th anniversaries, but few that can celebrate a happy event, given the state of our nation back in 1613. Leading Gaelic nobles had been exiled, their lands, especially in Ulster,  planted with foreigners, their people destitute, dispersed to the forests and hills of Donegal, or  emigrants, camped…

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Added by Brian O'Doherty on June 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

'That's That': Colin Broderick Discusses Being a Kid Amid 'The Troubles'

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, June 17th with County Tyrone native (and fellow Wild Geese member),…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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

National Army Museum, London

Lieutenant General

Sir George Nugent

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 9, 1798, Col.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 9, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Marian Price Free at Last

Sandy Boyer, co-coordinator of the Free Marian Price Campaign in the U.S. and co-host of the weekly radio program Radio Free Eireann on WBAI in New York City, reports on the victory of the grassroots struggle for Marian --- and on what still lies ahead for…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on June 5, 2013 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 2, 1567, Shane "the Proud" O'Neill (left) was murdered. The eldest son of Conn O'Neill, 1st Earl of Tyrone, Shane became chief of the O'Neills in 1559. Shane alternately fought and negotiated with the English through the years. In 1562, Shane went to London to make peace with Queen Elizabeth again. Returning home, he…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 2, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

An Excess of Abominations – Ireland’s Three ‘Bloody Sundays'

by Neil Cosgrove (First publish 1/11/12)

(Left:'Black and Tans' on the streets of Dublin, 1920)

A recent post on TheWildGeese.com’s Facebook page discussed Irish revolutionary Michael Collins’ role in the event of Bloody Sunday, November 21, 1920. On that day, under Collin’s…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

The faithful recall ‘Manchester Martyrs’

Some died on the glenside, some died near a stranger

And wise men have told us their cause was a failure

But they fought for old Ireland and never feared danger

Glory O, Glory O, to the bold Fenian men

-- From ‘The Bold Fenian…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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

The Imperial War Museum



A Irish poster from shortly after the Easter Rising shows how Irish attitudes toward the rebels had changed since the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Unspoken Tales of the Women In Ireland's Freedom Struggle

Irish Civil War: The Four Courts burning during the Battle of Dublin.

By Felicity Hayes-McCoy

When I was a child in Dublin in the 1950s and 60s, I grew up among…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 7:44pm — No Comments

'My American Struggle': A Priest's Bold Bid To Put Injustice in Ulster on U.S. Agenda

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Seán McManus' Brother a Hero of IRA Border Campaign

Patrick McManus



By Kieron C. Punch…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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