It was a cold night in November 1983, and I was in the middle of my 12-hour night shift driving a yellow cab in NYC.
Coming down Broadway in upper Manhattan, four people flagged me down. Three jumped in the back and one into the front, never a good plan from the perspective of the driver. The passenger in the front said: “Can you hurry up and get to Times Square?” and promised to take care of me when we arrived –- a…Continue
I just picked up the CD of Mise Eire / Saoirse? and wonder if any WGers saw it when it first came out in 1960 or have seen the CD more recently. What do you think?
I bought it mainly to hear the background music by Sean O'Riada, said to be the father of the traditional music revival of the 20th century, and am only…Continue
"In the Footsteps of Anne, Stories of Republican Women Ex-Prisoners"
Compiled by Evelyn Brady, Eva Patterson, Kate Mc Kinney, Rosie Hamill and Pauline Jackson
Erskine Childers in his British army uniform, c. 1900
LUAIN -- On November 24, 1922, during the Irish Civil War,…Continue
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Fifty years ago, the flagrant decision to deny Derry a university became the perfect symbol of Unionist anti-Catholic bigotry… And the issue still rankles this Derry columnist. ANCIENT SEAT OF LEARNING STILL FIGHTING…
A novel by DJ Kelly
Published by PublishNation (6 Mar 2013)
|Library of Congress
General Joseph Finegan
DOMHNAIGH -- On…Continue
Perhaps the most famous — or infamous — Irishman ever to trod south of the equator was the outlaw Ned Kelly, whose legend gave birth to "…Continue
|From a St. Patrick's Day card published about 1910
Theobald Wolfe Tone
DOMNAIGH -- On November 10, 1798,…Continue
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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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|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,…Continue
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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:
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…Continue
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…Continue
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|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…Continue
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue