All Blog Posts Tagged 'Irish Freedom Struggle' (585)

View From Battle Hill Is Green

Brooklyn Irish show the flag throughout battle's commemorations

By Gerry Regan

For The Wild Geese

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Minerva, one hand upon the "Altar to Liberty," salutes "Lady Liberty" in New York…

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…


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.



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…


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…


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 on Monday, June 17th with County Tyrone native (and fellow Wild Geese member),…


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.…


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…


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…


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


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…


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…


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,…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 9, 2013 at 7:30pm — 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…


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

Q&A with 'Lockout' Playwright, Historian Ann Matthews

Historian Ann Matthews, author of “Renegades: Irish Republican Women 1900-1922,” understands intimately the kind of…

Added by The Wild Geese on April 19, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Supreme Court Rules Against Belfast Project Plea

There's been an update on the Boston College (Belfast) Oral History Project. Here's the latest from former project director Ed Moloney, sent out to subscribers to his blog yesterday (Tuesday):

The US Supreme Court today rejected a request from lawyers acting on…


Added by Gerry Regan on April 17, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Remembering 'Bloody' Maggie's Role in the Hunger Strikes

Margaret Thatcher's passing yesterday brings to mind a very stormy period in Anglo-Irish relations, the period of The Hunger Strikes [CAIN Web Service], which Dame Thatcher oversaw. The protest began with Bobby Sands' decision…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

‘A Chilling Effect on Oral History in This Country’: Q&A With ‘Belfast Project’ Director Ed Moloney

We conducted this interview in September 2011 for our Newsletter readers but because of the importance of the issues represented to the practice of oral history in this country, we have chosen to share this interview here in its entirety. To sign up for exclusive content through our newsletters,…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 3, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

The Ill-Effects of Unity: How it Caused Ireland to be Reconquered by the Tudor Dynasty

By Riocard Ó Cruimin

            The Tudor period of English history ran from the late 15th Century to the early 17th Century, beginning during the…

Added by Riocard Ó Cruimín on March 27, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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