All Blog Posts Tagged 'Ships' (4)

'Coffin Ships' and The Great Irish Famine

This is an article I wrote for my site about Coffin Ships and the Potato Famine:

http://www.irishamericanjournal.com/2017/08/coffin-ships.html

"In 1958 in his book 'A Nation of Immigrants,' John F. Kennedy wrote about the…

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Added by ADRIAN McGRATH on August 23, 2018 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

O'Reilly: Fenian Rebel, Convict and Poet

On June 28, 1844 John Boyle O’Reilly, author, poet, and republican was born in Dowth Castle, Co. Meath. Ireland

On October 12, 1867, after picking up cargo from Sheerness and Plymouth harbors, a fully rigged, 875-ton frigate, cast off from her moorings at Portsmouth on the south coast…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 25, 2018 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

County Clare's John Phillip Holland and The Fenian Ram

The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as either the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (or Virginia) or the Battle of Ironclads, was the most noted and arguably most important naval battle of the American Civil War from the standpoint of the development of navies. It was fought March 8–9, 1862, in Hampton…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 14, 2015 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

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