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

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 28 - September 3

LUAIN -- On August 29, 1803, Samuel Neilson, one of the founders of the United Irishmen, died in Poughkeepsie, New York. The son of a Presbyterian minister, Neilson had made a fortune in business by 1790, then he dedicated himself to Irish politics. It was Neilson, a native of Ballyroney, County…

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The Catalpa Rescue video

On August 19, 1876, 140 years ago , the whaling ship Catalpa  was given a tumultuous welcome as it sailed into New York harbor. She had no whales…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 20, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 21-27

LUAIN -- On August 22, 1846 Fenian poet John Keegan Casey (right) was born at Mount Dalton, Co. Westmeath. While only in his teens Casey began writing poetry for The Nation. After teaching in Cleraun and Keenagh, Casey gave up the profession to work for the Irish Republican…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 14 - August 20

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 13, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 7 - August 13

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 7, 1890 labor organizer and American Communist Party official…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 6, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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