All Blog Posts Tagged 'Washington' (6)

Tracing the Irish at War: From Stono Ferry to New Orleans: Part 2

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That summer of 1781, a French fleet under the…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on April 2, 2015 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments


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'The Irish Pub' Film in Cinemas From Today!

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We're delighted to announce that The Irish Pub film will open at cinemas in the U.S. and Canada today! The…

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Added by The Irish Pub film on October 24, 2014 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

A Day at the State Department - September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, I was at work in my newly remodeled office at the State Department.  Following my normal routine, I was at my desk looking at the morning newspaper for any story that might require attention or action on my part for the noon press briefing that…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on September 11, 2014 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Ghosts From the Past, Part II

I learn more and more about the ghosts from my past. My ancestors are, after all the stuff of me. My family is...colorful. I don't know much about them when they were in Ireland but I know a lot since they arrived in America. I know my great, great grandpa John married a fiery, headstrong lass from County Tipperary. John arrived in 1865. His bride Margaret some years earlier. John was Catholic, didn't know how to read or write, and came from a simple farmers family. Margaret, was educated,…

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Added by Kerry Murphy on April 13, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Ghosts of My Irish Past

recently, I was able to trace my family from Seattle, Washington and all the steps they took from the home in county Laois.All my life I never knew where my family came from... just Ireland. I feel pretty good about bringing my family back to life....and in my imagination I could really feel who these people were. It also helped to watch period shows like "Coppers" and "Boardwalk Empire" I read books on the history of Ireland and America in the 1800's and early 1900's... The journey was so…

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Added by Kerry Murphy on March 9, 2013 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Part 1: The Call to Arms

This five-part series on the 69th New York Irish Brigade at the 1st Battle of Bull Run is drawn from the book "The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns," by Tipperary native David P. Conyngham, published in 1866. Conyngham served during the Civil War, for a time with Meagher's Irish Brigade, and finally as a correspondent for the New York Herald. In Part 1 of 5 the 69th New York departs triumphantly for Washington and prepares for war.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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