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'In Harm’s Way': America’s Greatest Submarine Commander

Richard Hetherington O'Kane (below-right, in his Annapolis graduation photo) was born on February 2, 1911 in Dover, New Hampshire, a town near the Atlantic coast with a population of about 13,000 at the time. His father, Dr. Walter Collins O'Kane, was a…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 11, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Soldier Jennie Hodgers: Irish Woman Fought in America's Civil War

The life and times of Private Albert D.J. Cashier are one of those historic anomalies that make you scratch your head and wonder, ‘How the hell could that happen?’

Private Cashier served in the ranks of the 95th Illinois for three years – from their muster-in on September 4, 1862, until the regiment…

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Added by David Lawlor on September 24, 2015 at 2:30am — 8 Comments

Two Elizas: The Irish Courtesans Who Set the World Alight

Lola Montez

Lola Montez

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl… so far, so true (and with thanks to Barry Manilow), but this particular Lola  also happened to be one of Europe’s most beautiful and talked-about women, who married several times and who…

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Added by David Lawlor on August 9, 2015 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

Hay Foot, Straw Foot

While hiking with my American-born kids I found myself repeating the words “hay foot, straw foot” trying to motivate them to keep going as they were getting tired. I reflected on how I first learned the phrase from my West Cork granny, and decided to investigate the term a little further.  I grew intrigued to learn this phrase is shared between Ireland and America.



“Hay-foot, straw-foot” was a term my late granny…

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Added by Mairead Geary on July 28, 2015 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Across Fairground, Echoes of 75-Year-Old Unsolved Murders

Flushing, N.Y. -- One of today’s speakers called the July 4, 1940 bomb explosion at the New York World’s Fair a first act in the war that was coming to our shores. The bomb rocked the entire city with sensational banner headlines, if only for a brief time. By the time the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor 18 months later, the two deaths that resulted from the Fair bombing became even more difficult to sort from casualty lists that eventually numbered in the…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Tan Who Was Hanged By His Own Side

When the Black and Tans were first deployed in Ireland in March 1920, they soon proved themselves to be a pretty brutal bunch. They were liberal with the use of their rifles, were often drunk and even engaged in arson and robbery.

The Tans were ex-servicemen, many of them scarred from their time in the trenches during…

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Added by David Lawlor on July 6, 2015 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

'Long Way to Tipperary' Traces Great War's Impact on Irish Family

Hi all, if  members have an interest in the Irish involvement in World War I, the link here may be of benefit, It is a free online World War I exhibition titled 'it's a long way to Tipperary: An Irish story of the great war'. This project follows the lives of a single…

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Added by Pat McMahon on March 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Battle of the Boyne an Ancient Masonic/Egyptian Ritual?

 ...and not a battle at all?  Was the area of Brù-na-Bóinne where the survivors of 'Noah's' flood emerged? What about the 

strange report from Charles O'Kelly, a Colonel in James’ army, who said the whole thing was a…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

The Irishman Who Witnessed the Charge of the Light Brigade

It was the site of an infamous cavalry charge that was either an act of supreme bravery or one of sheer stupidity, or both. It inspired a famous poem that is still drilled into schoolchildren. A young woman in London,…

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Added by Niall McArdle on October 23, 2013 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

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