The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'On This Day' (441)

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 27 - December 3

MÁIRT -- On November 29, 1895, Denny Lane (left), author and poet, and member of the revolutionary Young Ireland party, died in Cork. Lane was born in Riverstown, near Glanmire in County Cork, in 1818. Denny attended Trinity College, Dublin. While a student…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 20 - November 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,…

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

CÉADAOIN -- On Nov. 16, 1814, Michael Kelly Lawler, general in the Union army during the American Civil War, was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Lawler emigrated to the United States with his family at just 2 years of age. His family moved from New York to Maryland, and finally to Gallatin…

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

MÁIRT  -- On November 8, 1987, in one of the most widely condemned actions of the "Troubles," an IRA bomb killed 11 at the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 30 - November 5

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 30, 1892, Eoin O'Duffy, revolutionary and organizer of the infamous Blueshirts, was born in Castleblayney, County Monaghan.

(Left: O'Duffy's Blueshirts rally in a Dublin cemetery,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On October 23, 1641, implementing a plan by Rory O'More and led by Phelim O'Neill (right), the Irish rose up against the English. Their plan had called for the seizing of Dublin Castle on the 23rd along with a general uprising in the countryside, but the plot to capture the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 22, 2022 at 6:45pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 9, 1779, members of Dillon's and Walsh's Regiments of the Irish Brigade of France took part in the Franco-American assault on Savannah,…

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

LUAIN -- On Oct. 3, 1691, the Treaty of Limerick was signed, ending the Williamite War in Ireland. It has been said that Irish history is something the Irish should never remember and the English should never forget, but the recollection of this treaty is another example of the opposite…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 25 - October 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 25, 1917, republican leader Thomas Ashe died on hunger strike. Trained as a teacher, Ashe was the principal of the Corduff National School, in Lusk, County Dublin, from 1908-16. A member of…

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

CÉADAOIN -- On Sept. 21, 1827, Michael Corcoran (left), a brigadier general in the Federal Army during America's Civil War, was born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo. Corcoran served as a policeman in the Royal Irish Constabulary but…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2022 at 3:57pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- September 4, 1607, (Julian calendar) was a crucial day in Irish history. On that day Hugh O'Neill, Ruari O'Donnell, and many other chiefs of their families departed from Lough Swilly for the continent. It is known in Irish history as the 'Flight of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 3, 2022 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On August 29, 1803, Samuel Neilson, one of the founders of the United Irishmen, died in Poughkeepsie, New York. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Neilson had made a fortune in business by 1790, then he dedicated himself to…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 21 - August 27

LUAIN -- On August 22, 1846, Fenian poet John Keegan Casey (right) was born at Mount Dalton, Co. Westmeath. While only in his teens Casey began writing poetry for The Nation. After teaching in Cleraun and Keenagh, Casey gave up the profession to work for…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 14 - August 20

LUAIN -- On August 15, 1909, the Ancient Order of Hibernians dedicated a monument to victims of the Great Hunger at Grosse Ile, in Quebec, Canada. More than 60 years had passed since more than 5,000 Irish men, women, and children had perished on the island, which served as a…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 7 - August 13

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 7, 1890 labor organizer and American Communist Party official Elizabeth…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: July 31 - August 6

LUAIN -- 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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This Week in the History of the Irish: July 10 - July 16

MÁIRT -- 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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This Week in the History of the Irish: July 3 - July 9

DOMHNAIGH -- On July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, as the sun rose behind the men the Colonel Dennis…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 2, 2022 at 6:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 26 - July 2

LUAIN -- On June 27, 1862, the Irish 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiment of the Union Army was heavily engaged at the battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia, during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. Put into an exposed, forward position near the bridge over Powhite Creek, the regiment sustained heavy…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 25, 2022 at 3:52pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 19 - June 25

LUAIN -- 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 bar,…

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