The Wild Geese's Blog – April 2016 Archive (5)

This Week in Irish History - April 24 - April 30

DOMHNAIGH -- April 24, 1916, Easter Monday, was one of the most critical days in the history of Ireland. On that day, Irish Volunteer units and the Irish Citizen Army, led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, began their famous…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 23, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

For Malachy McAllister, 54 Years Under the Gun

TheWildGeese.irish published the following interview with beleaguered and much-respected Irish immigrant Malachy McAllister in 2006, and we are astounded at how relevant -- and urgent -- the concerns the Irish-American community expressed about his plight then remain today. The account we reprise here dramatically underscores how precarious Malachy's hold on the American dream has remained for the past…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

This Week in Irish History - April 17 - April 23

Justin McCarthy, Lord Mountcashel

LUAIN -- On April 18, 1690, five regiments of Irishmen set sail from Ireland for France. These soldiers, about 5,400 in all, would form the nucleus…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 10, 1923, General Liam Lynch, chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army, was mortally wounded by Free State troops in Tipperary. Born in Limerick, Lynch commanded the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 9, 2016 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- Beginning on April 3 and continuing to May 8, 1781, the Irish Hibernia regiment of Spain helped lay siege to British forces in Pensacola, Florida, during the …

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 2, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

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