All Blog Posts Tagged 'On This Day' (420)

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 1 - August 7

DOMHNAIGH -- On Aug. 1, 1915, the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was held before a huge crowd at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Rossa's body had been returned from New York where he died June 30. He had been exiled by the British…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 31, 2021 at 4:23pm — No Comments

The Miami Showband Massacre: Horror in the Dead of Night

Much has been written about the period of upheaval, sectarian hatred and relentless bloodshed that occurred in the province of Ulster in the north of Ireland in the 30 years between 1968 and 1998. Unless you were there and lived through the madness, it's likely that you have trouble actually…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 31, 2021 at 1:00am — 14 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 25 - July 31

LUAIN -- On July 26, 1739, George Clinton, soldier, first governor of New York, and vice president of the United States was born in Little Britain, N.Y., of Irish Protestant parents. Clinton served in his father's New York state militia unit during the French and Indian War before…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 24, 2021 at 2:03pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha (left) was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal joined the Gaelic League in 1899 and became…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 17, 2021 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On July 12, 1691, the Jacobite army in Ireland fought the forces of William of Orange at the Battle of Aughrim. Although the battle of the Boyne fought a year earlier is seen by many today as decisive, the Jacobite army was still a grave threat to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 10, 2021 at 6:19pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On July 5, 1812, Frederick Maning (left), who would become beloved in New Zealand by its native Māori people, was born in Johnville, County Dublin. Maning immigrated to Australia with his father in…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: June 27 - July 3

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 27, 1862, the Irish 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiment of the Union Army was heavily engaged at the battle of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 26, 2021 at 6:35pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 20, 1763, one of the most famous revolutionary leaders in Irish history, Theobald Wolfe Tone, was born at 44 Stafford St., now called Wolfe Tone St., in Dublin. Tone was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and called to the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 19, 2021 at 6:21pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 13 - June 19

LUAIN -- On June 14, 1690, William of Orange, King of Holland, and recently declared King of England, arrived in Belfast with his fleet. The Catholic King James II had been tolerated by the Protestant nobility for a time because all his possible heirs were…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: June 6 - June 12

MÁIRT -- On June 8, 1853, John Mitchel escaped from Australia, eventually making it to the United States. Mitchel, a member of the Young Ireland Party, was born in Comnish, Co. Derry. John was the son of a Presbyterian minister. He obtained a…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: May 30 - June 5

MÁIRT -- On June 1, 1866, the Fenian Brotherhood undertook the most famous action of its history: the invasion of Canada. Mexican and…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: May 23 - May 29

MÁIRT -- On May 25, 1798, in Co. Wicklow, as the British authorities began to receive news of people rising up in several parts of the island, anxious loyalist militia units committed two massacres of men they suspected of being rebels. In Dunlavin, 28 or…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 22, 2021 at 4:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 16 - May 22

LUAIN to MÁIRT -- On May 17-18, 1918, the British government began arresting all the leaders of Sinn Fein that it could round-up. Britain desperately wanted to impose conscription on the Irish to replace its tremendous losses in the trenches of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 15, 2021 at 5:02pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On May 10, 1806James Shields (left) , who would have one of the most remarkable careers in…

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On May 2, 1870, Father Francis Duffy, World War I chaplain of the 69th New York, was born in Cobourg, Ontario. Francis moved to New York at age 22 to teach at St. Francis Xavier College but quit to enter the seminary. Father…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 1, 2021 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 25 - May 1

MÁIRT -- On April 27, 1779 Irish-born (County Donegal) U.S. Navy Capt. Gustavus Conyngham , "The Dunkirk Pirate," was captured by the British…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2021 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

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

Justin McCarthy, Lord Mountcashel

LUAIN -- On April 18, 1690, five regiments of Irishmen set sail from Ireland for France. These soldiers, about 5,400 in all, would form the nucleus of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 17, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On April 12, 1816, Charles Gavan Duffy (right) was born in County Monaghan. Self-educated as a journalist, Duffy would found the Nation, a nationalist weekly journal, along with …

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 10, 2021 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN - On April 5, 1818, Bernardo O'Higgins (right) defeated the Spanish at the battle of Maipo River, Chile.…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: March 28 - April 3

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 28, 1820William Howard Russell , (right) among…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 27, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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