The Wild Geese's Blog – September 2016 Archive (10)

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 25 - October 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 25, 1917, republican leader Thomas Ashe died on hunger strike. Trained as a teacher, Ashe was the principal of the Corduff National School, in Lusk, County Dublin, from 1908-16. A member of the Gaelic League and the Irish Volunteers, Ashe raised funds for the cause in American…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 18 - September 24

CÉADAOIN -- On Sept. 21, 1827, Michael Corcoran (right), a brigadier general in the Federal Army during America's Civil War, was born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo. Corcoran served as a policeman in the Royal Irish Constabulary but resigned during the Great…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Nothing But Old Glory - Remembering 9-11

New York picks up the pieces

PART 4 OF A 4-PART SERIES -- THURSDAY -- DAY 3 [Sept. 13] (continued)

Barbara [Vic's wife] works at Baruch College -- a not quite completed $320 million complex right across from the 69th. They forgot to install a flagpole so I go over and to get American Flags -- to hang in the windows of her office and one for the 2nd Floor of the 69th -- for all to see as they climb up to the second floor.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 10, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Forlorn Hope - Remembering 9-11

The families of the missing arrive at the Armory

PART 3 OF 4

69th New York veteran Vic Olney, the volunteer manager of the 69th armory's Officers Club, observed the battalion's soldiers last week as they return from duty in and near "The Pit." What he saw and heard both inspired and saddened him.

THURSDAY -- DAY 3 [Sept. 13]

Garryowen and Glory from NYC,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 10, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Looking for Miracles - Remembering 9-11

The 69th is called into action after the World Trade Center attack

PART 2 IN A 4-PART SERIES

69th New York veteran Vic Olney, the volunteer manager of the 69th armory's Officers Club, observed the battalion's soldiers last week as they return from duty in and near "The Pit." What he saw and heard both inspired and saddened him.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT (Sept. 12)

Garryowen and Glory from NYC,

It is now 11 PM on…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 10, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 11 - September 17

MÁIRT -- On September 13, 1803, John Barry (left), of Ballysampson, Co.Wexford, considered by many to be the 'Father of the U.S. Navy,' died in Philadelphia. At a young age, Barry went to sea as a fisherman; by age 20, he had a master's licensee. He emigrated to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 10, 2016 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

A Tribute to Father Mychal Judge

New York's Irish pack a chapel to recall beloved FDNY chaplain, friend (first publish in October, 2001)

Mychal Judge may be happily 'working the door' at St.Peter's Gate, and heaven would be the fuller for it. But for those many lives he touched on earth, there is an aching sense of loss.

By Gerry Regan

NEW…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2016 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Remembering 9/11 on the 15th Anniversary

It was 15 years ago that the United States and the world held their breath as the worst terrorist attack in history took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. The attack was in the U.S. but many of the victims were from other countries around the world.

(Left:…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Larry Kirwan Reflects on 9/11

Rocker Larry Kirwan, the founder and front-man of Irish rock mainstay Black 47, had a close-up perspective on the mayhem of 9/11. He shared the following reminscence of that day with subscribers to the band's newsletter in 2006. (Kirwan mentioned to readers that the excerpt is based upon a chapter from his memoir,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 4 - September 10

DOMHNAIGH -- September 4, 1607, (Julian calendar) was a crucial day in Irish history. On that day Hugh O'Neill, Ruari O'Donnell and many other chiefs of their families departed from Lough Swilly for the continent. It is known in Irish history as the 'Flight of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 3, 2016 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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