The Wild Geese's Blog – June 2016 Archive (6)

Is a Kildare Native General Custer’s Unknown Soldier?

By Robert Doyle

The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland – It was one of the most iconic battles in American history. On June 25, 1876, the charismatic General George Armstrong Custer (left) and almost six hundred troops of the 7th U.S. Cavalry rode into the Little Big Horn Valley determined to strike at a Sioux and Cheyenne encampment…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 26, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 26 - July 2

LUAIN-- On June 27, 1862, the Irish 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiment of the Union Army was heavily engaged at the battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia, during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. Put into an exposed, forward position near the bridge over Powhite Creek, the regiment sustained heavy casualties while delaying the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 25, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 19 - June 25

LUAIN -- On June 20, 1763, one of the most famous revolutionary leaders in Irish history, Theobald Wolfe Tone, was born at 44 Stafford St., now called Wolfe Tone St., in Dublin. Tone was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and called to the bar, but he never practiced law. Entering politics instead, Tone, along with Napper…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 18, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 12 - June 18

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 12, 1844, Januarius A. MacGahan , war correspondent, was born near New Lexington, Ohio. MacGahon's father was a native of County Derry. Januarius was an excellent student and became a teacher and then moved…

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

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 5 - June 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 5, 1868, James Connolly was born of Irish immigrant parents in the Cowgate, an Edinburgh, Scotland, slum. He served in the British army but deserted to marry an Irish girl and returned to Edinburgh. Under the influence of Scottish socialist John…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

For the Ireland of Ages Past, Go to the Far North

By John Yacobian

Special to TheWildGeese.com

(First published in 2004)

When people tell me they are headed for Ireland, I always encourage them to go north, to see Derry, Donegal, and Antrim, and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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