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

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 31 - August 6

LUAIN -- On Aug. 1, 1915, the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was held before a huge crowd at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Rossa's body had been returned from New York…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: July 24 - July 30

MÁIRT -- On July 26, 1739, George Clinton, soldier, first governor of New York, and vice president of the United States, was born in Little Britain, N.Y., of Irish Protestant parents. Clinton served in his father's New York state militia unit during the French…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

'The Seafarer' - A Devil of a Christmas

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

WG Culture Editor

(This review was first produced in 2007, when Pat Jameson served as our culture editor. She died in April 2012.)

Setting: A shabby two-story house, in a suburb north of Dublin, on Christmas Eve. We had originally thought that a play about five drunken…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin.…

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

LUAIN -- On July 12, 1691, the Jacobite army in Ireland fought the forces of…

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

Photo by Kevin O'Beirne

Re-enactors portraying the men of the 69th Pennsylvania await the assault of others portraying Confederate infantrymen, near the "Copse of Trees" during 1998's 135th anniversary re-enactment of…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 2, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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