All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish Freedom Struggle' (518)

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 25 - August 30

National Gallery of Ireland

Irish martyr Robert Emmet, from a miniature by John Comerford.

DEARDAOIN -- On August 25, 1803, the British captured one of the most famous…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on August 24, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

'Barley' Writer Paul Laverty Brands CIA 'Terrorist Organization'

Sixteen Films screenwriter Paul Laverty (pictured at left) has called out CIA chief John Brennan, seeking an apology from him "for all the misery and murder that the institution has caused around the world." The former human rights lawyer was speaking in Effernagh, County Leitrim, at an August 16 commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Irish government's expulsion of…

Continue

Added by Gerry Regan on August 24, 2013 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 18-24

National Library of Ireland

A galloglas from the 16th century fought with mail shirt and long-handled battle axe.…



Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on August 18, 2013 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Radio Free Eireann Interview with Ed Moloney

John McDonagh (JM) and Sandy Boyer (SB) interviews author and journalist Ed Moloney (EM) who provides updates on the Boston College case and comments on the possible presidential candidacy of Peter King. (Eliza Butler (EB) also comments.) The Transcript…

Continue

Added by Sandy Boyer on August 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-17

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."



DOMHNAIGH -- On August 11, 1744, during the…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on August 10, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 4 - August 10

Linen Hall Library

Daniel O'Connell

MÁIRT -- On August 6,…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on August 4, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 28 - August 3

The National Gallery of Ireland

Patrick Sarsfield, by William Mossop

LUAIN -- On July 29, 1693, units…

Continue

Added by The Wild Geese on July 28, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

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.…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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,…

Continue

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…
Continue

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…

Continue

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 --…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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),…

Continue

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.…

Continue

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

Monthly Archives

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2007

2006

2005

1999

Irish Heritage Partnership

 

Adverts

Extend your reach with The Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partnership.

Congrats to Our Winners

© 2019   Created by Gerry Regan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service