The Wild Geese's Blog Posts Tagged 'Struggle' (13)

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

MÁIRT -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal joined the Gaelic League in 1899 and became a lieutenant in the Irish Volunteers…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-16

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."

LUAIN -- On August 11, 1744, during the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 22 - December 28

Linen Hall Library

A 17th century portrait of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone.

MÁIRT -- On December 24, 1601,…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: April 28-May 4

Thomas Ashe

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed harder and harder by the British and nearing the end of…

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A Brief History of the 16th 'Irish' Division

By Kieron Punch

John Redmond addressing a recruiting meeting in Wexford. Above his head was a banner reading "Ireland a…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Forgotten Ten: Kevin Barry: 'Just a Lad of 18 Summers'

Ten IRA volunteers, fighting for their fledgling nation, met their fate more than 80 years ago at the end of a British noose, and until this month lay buried in Mountjoy Prison. Kieron Punch relates each of their stories, starting with 18-year-old Kevin Barry.

In Prison we…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

The Devil's Own Mutineers

In June of 1920, as Ireland was ravaged by the excesses of the infamous "Black and Tans," a group of Irishmen far from home agonized over the harsh treatment their families were being subjected to back in Ireland. These men, Irishmen serving as soldiers in Englands' 88th Foot, the Connaught Rangers, sometimes know as the "Devil's Own," agonized over the suffering of their…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Niece's Biography Brings Pathos To 'Patrick Moran Story'

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A Review By Kieron C. Punch

On Sunday,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Saluting Ireland's Tommies

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Bloody Sunday films: Both 'agonizingly faithful'

'BLOODY SUNDAY -- THE MOVIE"
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Evidence Abounds: British Leaders OK'd Mayhem

Cork Examiner

On December 11, 1920, an IRA ambush near Cork City caused more casualties among the Auxiliaries, less than two weeks after the IRA killed 17 of 18 Auxiliaries caught in an ambush in…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

The West Cork Trail: Scenes From the Anglo-Irish and Civil Wars, 1920-1922

By Capt. Donal Buckley, Irish Army (ret.)

Special to The Wild Geese Today

(Left: Where the road disappears in the center of the picture marks Tom Barry's command post, where he lobbed the grenade into the first truck of the Auxiliaries' convoy.)

Michael Collins died on August 22nd, 1922, on a…

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