The Wild Geese's Blog – October 2014 Archive (8)

Isaac Butt: Founder of the Home Rule Party

by Patrick Bonar

Isaac Butt Q.C. M.P. (6 September 1813 - 5 May 1879) was an Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 31, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Irish 'Backbone' of the Erie Canal

by Maryann Tracy

To say that the Irish built the Erie Canal is an exaggeration, since there were British and Germans who worked alongside them, but to say that they were the backbone of the Erie Canal is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 26 - November 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 26, 1771, John (Juan) MacKenna (left), who would rise to fame in South America, was born in Clogher,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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

From a contemporary portrait

Charles (Jennings) Kilmaine…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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



Tom Davis from an illustration in Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland, c. 1903.

MÁIRT -- On Oct. 14, 1814, Thomas Osborne Davis, the poet laureate of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 11, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Limerick Scholar Rebuts Those Who Dismiss The Rising's Heroes

New York -- University of Limerick Professor Ruan O'Donnell drew more than 40 to O'Lunney's Times Square Pub on Thursday, October 2nd to issue a resounding rebuttal -- some would argue refutation -- of the recent critics of the 1,700 who went out on Easter Monday 1916. Directly challenging former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton and Senator David Norris,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Sheridan Film Retrospective Draws Hundreds -- and Jim Himself

New York -- Writer and director Jim Sheridan returned to his film making roots Saturday with a 60-minute interview followed by a screening of one of Sheridan's numerous Oscar-nominated films, in this case, "In America." The event drew a full house, close to 400 attendees, to NYU's Cantor Film Center. Sheridan is now focused on his next project, a film…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2014 at 7:41pm — No Comments

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