All Blog Posts Tagged 'Key Dates' (4)

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 20-26

DOMHNAIGH-- On the morning of Nov. 20, 1917, the 16th Irish Division of the British army assaulted an area of the German lines known as "Tunnel Trench," named for an elaborate tunnel system that ran along it. The attack was meant as a diversion for the main attack, about 8 miles to the southeast at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 19, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 15-21

LUAIN-- On Nov. 16, 1814, Michael Kelly Lawler, general in the Union army during the American Civil War, was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Lawler…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 8 - November 14

DOMHNAIGH -- On November 8, 1987, in one of the most widely condemned actions of the "Troubles," an IRA…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 7, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: Nov. 1-7

DOMNAIGH-- On the morning of Nov. 1, 1920, two masses were celebrated at an altar that 18-year-old IRA member Kevin Barry had constructed in his jail cell in Mountjoy Jail in Dublin. Barry was then led…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 31, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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