All Blog Posts Tagged 'Spain' (16)

History Comes Ashore in Sligo

You can imagine my surprise when I saw a large piece of wood washed up on Streedagh Strand recently. (For more information on the ongoing discoveries at Streedagh Strand go to Grange Armada Development Association …

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Added by The Last Torch on February 22, 2015 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

The Irish in Colonial Era New Orleans

By Dr. Laura Kelley

Usually, when we speak about the Irish Diaspora in the USA, New Orleans is not among the cities that first come to mind as centers of Irish population and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 16, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

‘Who Turned Those Lights On? Kill the B------’: Christmas at Sea 1942

Part 3 of 3 of the Series 'We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942 

This…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

‘3 More Shopping Days Left': A Christmas in Convoy 1942

Part 2 of 3 of the series ‘We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942 

Part 1 of 2, “Getting To Where We Are Going” includes my father's accounts of his first quiet week on the high…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 13, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

‘We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942

No large operation in World War II surpassed the invasion of North Africa in complexity, daring, risk, or -- as the official U.S. Army Air Forces history concludes -- 'the degree of strategic surprise achieved.'



     -- Author Rick Atkinson,…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 13, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Exclusive Look at 'The Last Torch' for The Wild Geese

Well, we did it. It was hard, but overall I conducted myself with class and rehearsed for hours with an array of talented, crazy people. It was so challenging as a first-time producer and director but what I got was a tight show that told the story. The story has always been my…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 10, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Last Torch - Mini Doco

Added by The Last Torch on September 16, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

'The Last Torch' - Cast

Come meet the cast of "The Last Torch"!  

"The Last Torch" is set in 16th century Ireland, where survivors of a shipwreck from the Spanish Armada have washed ashore,…

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Added by The Last Torch on September 12, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The Irishman Who was the Spanish Governor of Louisiana

Who was "General O'Reilly," and how did a man with such an Irish name become the "Spanish Governor of Louisiana?"

While on a consulting assignment in August of 2000, I was bicycling through the streets of New Orleans and randomly came across a historic marker that read: "Fort St. Charles On Oct. 25, 1769, under Gen. O'Reilly, Spanish governor of…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 30, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Auditions for 'The Last Torch'

It was a very exciting weekend auditioning for "The Last Torch." Both tiring and exhilarating. Casting has been a very tough job, but we have our cast -- all except Brian O'Rourke, but he will appear!

BUAGH!…

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Added by The Last Torch on July 24, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Auditions for 'The Last Torch'

“The Last Torch” is an exciting new Irish ceoldrama being premiered in Melbourne, Australia October 1st - 4th, 2014 at the Malthouse Theatre, Southbank. It will be part of this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival. Auditions will be held in July. Please email Frances O’Neill to…

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Added by The Last Torch on June 14, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

This Week in Irish History - April 6 - April 12

High bridge of the South Side Railroad across the Appomattox. Capture of this bridge allowed Union troops to catch up to Lee at Farmville

LUAIN --…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

'Eleanor's Plea'

This is a demo from "The Last Torch". The graphics used come from Irish Homeland Photography and John McGinnis' painting "Memorare" . Eleanor was…

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Added by The Last Torch on January 3, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

'This Lovely Coast'

This is a video demo of the opening scene of "The Last Torch." It is just a demo for creative purposes. O'Rourke is out scouting when he sees the Spanish Armada in trouble off the west coast of Ireland. The visuals are taken from…

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Added by The Last Torch on December 31, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

JANUARIUS A. MacGAHAN: DARING TO TELL THE TRUTH PART 2 OF 2: The Father of Bulgaria.

MacGahan Papers

Janarius MacGahan, 1876

Read Part 1: …

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Januarius A. MacGahan: Daring to Tell the Truth, Part 1 OF 2: Cheating Death in France and Spain.

The MacGahan American-Bulgarian Foundation

Statue of Janarius MacGahan in New Lexington.…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

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