All Blog Posts Tagged 'Philadelphia' (7)

Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown

So who the **** was Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown?

Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown (1777 - 1857) was an Irishman acknowledged as the “father of the Argentine Navy.” That’s right, an Irishman founded the Argentine Navy. The Argentine Navy Destroyer, Almirante…


Added by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

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Commodore John Barry Book Award for American Maritime Literature

An annual Commodore John Barry Book Award is established by the New York Council, Navy League of the Unites States for the purpose of recognizing significant contributions to American maritime literature and to encourage excellence in authorship. Such maritime literature should be…


Added by Liam Murphy on April 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Color Sergeant Michael Brady: The Luckiest Irishman in America's Civil War

If you have seen seen the movie "Gettysburg," you might notice that during the climatic Pickett's Charge, behind the Union line at the Bloody Angle are two flags, the Regimental stars and stripes, and the state flag--green with a gold trim. This green flag was the only Pennsylvania flag not…


Added by Michael H.J. Kane on February 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

For the Grace of a Happy Death

December 18, 2013, marked the 135th anniversary of the execution of John Kehoe at Pottsville, Pennsylvania. On that day in 1878, newspapers country-wide reported the scheduled death of the “King of…


Added by Anne Flaherty on December 18, 2013 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

'Irish Philadelphia' Roots Run Deep, Says Author Poxon

Marita Krivda Poxon, author of "…

Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Dad, and Family, Thrice Blessed in Northeast Phllly

Irish families traditionally revere their mothers, and the Smith clan was no different. My Kindle book The O’Donnells of Philadelphia, however, was set in Port Richmond to preserve the essence of my father’s boyhood before it fades from memory. An Irish section situated in northeast…


Added by James Francis Smith on June 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

'Catholic Game,' 'Duffy's Cut,' The Celtics, Galway 'Ghost': What's New Among The Wild Geese . . . Today

Dinning Finishing Documentary

Writer and producer, David Dinning (right) is preparing for his next trip to Northern Ireland later this month.  David is finishing up a documentary he has been working on for the past four…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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