All Blog Posts Tagged 'Texas' (9)


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Derryman Robert Evans: Last Man Standing at the Alamo





Inside the roofless old Spanish chapel, the first rays of the early morning Texas sun were illuminating the room with a soft golden glow through the acrid air, clouded by black powder smoke. But what was being illuminated by that rising sun in the chapel of this mission called…

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Added by Joe Gannon on March 31, 2019 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments


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Wexford's James Power and the Trail of Tears to Texas

As nine year old Rosalie Hart came up onto the deck of the schooner “Sea Lion” there was a furious gale blowing. She and her family were thousands of miles from their home in Ballymoney, County Wexford, Ireland. She breathed in the clean sea air; a welcome relief from the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on December 24, 2017 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments


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Confederate Hero, Dick Dowling: Miracle at Sabine Pass

He stands in bronze and he stands on granite,

Facing the river where the fleet turned tail;

The stone lists the Davis Guards upon it,

Names that rhyme in the songs of the Gael.*

Around 3:30 on an afternoon of September 8th 1863, on the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on April 23, 2017 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Fáilte Chuig Texas!

Most folks look to the East Coast, Boston, New York, Washington D.C., when they think of the Irish in America and their contributions historically. However, it was the Irish who were among the first Settlers in what was then Spanish-ruled Texas.

Hugo O’Conor, Roscommon…

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Added by Bit Devine on February 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Respect for JFK’s Legacy an Enduring Part of This Family

November 22nd. Strikes a sullen chord. Any year -- and yet this year, it is the 50th year. Striking a crescendo of deep and bitter sadness.

Maybe it’s because I was raised in a house where John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s picture (clipped from the Sunday Daily News memorial…

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Added by Kevin Gleeson on November 20, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

'The Irish Soldiers of Mexico' Reviewed

Here's a great review for Michael Hogan's…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on July 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

'South Wind': Awakening the Silent Voices of America's Civil War

Jed Marum, a Boston lad who now calls Texas home, is a storyteller in true fashion of the Seanchaí of old.  He traces his heritage and roots back to Kilkenny and Galway. I can easily see him amongst the Bards of old entertaining Kings and commoners alike. 

Jed  has been performing on the Folk and Celtic music…

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Added by Bit Devine on June 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Irish-American Authority Takes On 'Killing Kennedy'

Narrative-History with an Irish Flavor

 

An Open Letter to Bill…

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Added by James Francis Smith on June 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Dusting Off the Travel Memories - Part 2

Ireland to Texas, the Circle is Complete

In the most unlikely places, connections can be found linking two cultures, two worlds and two vastly different centuries. Such was the case in a small, village in County Laois, Ireland.

At the edge of Ballybritas, on the back road to Vicarstown, sits the dairy farm of Michael and Brigid Dempsey. It is a quiet, unassuming…

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Added by Bit Devine on March 26, 2013 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

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