The Wild Geese's Blog – October 2015 Archive (7)

This Week in the History of the Irish: Nov. 1-7

DOMNAIGH-- On the morning of Nov. 1, 1920, two masses were celebrated at an altar that 18-year-old IRA member Kevin Barry had constructed in his jail cell in Mountjoy Jail in Dublin. Barry was then led…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 31, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 24 - October 31

LUAIN -- On Oct. 26, 1771John (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 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On October 19, 1751, Charles Edward (Jennings) Kilmaine, general in the French army, was born at Saul's Court, Dublin. His father was a physician from County Galway. Though the family name was Jennings, Charles became known as Kilmaine in France after the area of County Mayo which had been…

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

Courtesy of the late Lt. Col. Ken Powers, historian, 69th Regiment, New York Infantry

The 'Prince of Wales flag,' presented by grateful Irish citizens on March 16, 1861, to the 69th Regiment "in commemoration of the 11th Oct. 1860." The flag has…
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Added by The Wild Geese on October 10, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Charms of Filming 'Jimmy's Hall' in Ireland: Rebecca O'Brien

The following perspectives from Sixteen Films partner and producer Rebecca O'Brien (above) are drawn largely from the studio's Production Notes for the studio's latest film, the biopic "Jimmy's Hall," directed by her…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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

DOMHNAIGH-- On October 4, 1693, units of the Irish Brigade of France fought in Italy at the battle of Marsaglia. Prince Eugene of Savoy commanded the allies of William of Orange, who opposed them. During the battle Irish dragoons were reported to have ……

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 3, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Letters Spur Look at 7 Executions: Q&A With Rob Doyle

Logo of the Irish American Civil War Trail

Kildare-based writer and WG Contributing…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 1, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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