All Blog Posts Tagged 'United States' (376)

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 17 - February 23

LUAIN -- On February 18, 1817, Walter Paye Lane, Confederate general in the American Civil War, was born in County Cork. He emigrated to the United States with his parents when he was only 4 years old. Lane grew up in Ohio but traveled to…

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“Every Cause But Our Own”: William “Whack” Ryan, Martyr to Cuban Freedom

As the brilliant rays of the morning sun began to flash off the white washed adobe wall in Santiago, Cuba, 30-year-old William Albert Charles Ryan reflected that it would be yet another beautiful day on the tropical island he had come to love. He could hear the sweet songs of a…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 14, 2019 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 10 - February 16



 CÉADAOIN -- On February 13, 1782, Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade of France…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: February 3 - February 9

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 3, 1537, Lord "Silken" Thomas Fitzgerald and his five uncles were executed at Tyburn, England. In June 1534, believing the English had killed his father in London (he actually died in the Tower later, of disease),…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 27 - February 2

LUAIN -- On January 28, 1967 , Helena Moloney, republican and trade unionist, died in Dublin. Moloney was born in Dublin in 1884. While only at teen-ager Moloney heard Maud Gonne give a pro-nationalist…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 6 - January 12

LUAIN -- On Jan. 7, 1945 Major Thomas McGuire Jr., the second highest scoring US ace of WWII, and Medal…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 30 - January 5

LUAIN -- On December 31, 1602, Dónall O'Sullivan Beare and his clan began their epic march to Ulster. O'Sullivan had supported…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 23 - December 29

LUAIN -- On December 24, 1601, Hugh O'Neill and his Spanish and Irish allies were defeated by the English at the Battle of Kinsale, one of the most important battles in Irish history. With the able assistance of his…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 9 - December 15

LUAIN -- On December 10, 1710, the Irish regiments in the service of Spain fought in the battle of Villaviciosa during the…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: December 2 - December 8

MÁIRT -- On December 4, 1887 Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney (right), trade unionist and revolutionary was born at Fisher's Hill, Bangor, Co. Down. Her father, Alfred was a…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 25 - December 1

MÁIRT -- On the night of November 26, 1781, units of Dillon’s and Walshes regiments of the Irish Brigade of France were among a force of about 400 commanded by Marquis de Bouille that landed on…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 11-17

AOINE -- On Nov. 16, 1814, Michael Kelly Lawler, general in the Union army during the American Civil War, was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Lawler emigrated to the United States with his family at just 2 years of age. His family moved from New York…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 7 - October 13

LUAIN -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born Confederate General Patrick Cleburne commanded a brigade at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky. Cleburne's…

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Nicholas Gray: Seeking 'Liberty To Recruit a Regiment of Irish'

In 1798, the new Oaths issued by the Wexford Council had good effect. As Crown forces gathered on Wexford’s borders for the showdown, Nicholas Gray, Secretary of the Council, wrote on 16 June to Fr. Philip Roche, the new commander‑in‑chief. Gray was…

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WWII Hero Edwin O’Hara: The Honor, But Not the Medal

(Edwin O'Hara, loading the 4 inch gun on the SS Stephen Hopkins. By W.M. Wilson, on display at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.)

For them there are no big parades, 

No heroes' welcome…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2018 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 23 - September 29

LUAIN -- On September 24, 1798, United Irishman Bartholomew Teeling was executed in Dublin. Teeling was the son of wealthy linen merchant in Lisburn, County Antrim. His father was involved in both the Defender and United Irish…

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

LUAIN -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at Spoleto.…

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The Firefighter



often find myself thinking about my cousin Michael Brennan. He was a firefighter…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 10, 2018 at 3:26am — 11 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 9 - September 15



DOMHNAIGH -- About September 9, 1845, the first effects of the potato…

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Mountain Man John Colter: Surviving 'Naked and Afraid'

John Colter’s leg muscles were burning and his lungs were aching, but he kept his legs moving. As he glanced over his shoulder he could see that most of the Blackfoot warriors chasing him were far behind now, but there was one far ahead of the others,…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 15, 2018 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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