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

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 27 - December 3

MÁIRT -- On November 29, 1895, Denny Lane (right), author and poet, and member of the revolutionary Young Ireland party, died in Cork. Lane was born in…

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Grant in Ireland, Part 3: Farewell to Ireland, Forever

Staying overnight in Derry, Grant spent the next day looking at the city's historic walls, and the "Roaring Meg" cannon. He and his party then headed for Belfast.

(Right: The walls of Derry City.)

En route, workers and other spectators waited in the rain and snow at various points to greet the ex-president, Young…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2016 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 20-26

DOMHNAIGH-- On the morning of Nov. 20, 1917, the 16th Irish Division of the British army assaulted an area of the German lines known as "Tunnel Trench," named for an elaborate tunnel system that ran along it. The attack was meant as a diversion for the main attack, about 8 miles to the southeast at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 19, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 13-19

CÉADAOIN -- On Nov. 16, 1814, Michael Kelly Lawler, general in the Union army during the American Civil War, was…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 6-12

MÁIRT -- On November 8, 1987, in one of the most widely condemned actions of the "Troubles," an…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 5, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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