The Wild Geese's Blog – December 2015 Archive (5)

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 27 - January 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 27, 1969, Dan Breen, one of the most famous IRA leaders during Ireland's War of Independence, died in Dublin. Breen was born in Grange, Donohill, Co. Tipperary, on Aug. 11, 1894. He joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1912 and the Irish Volunteers in 1914.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 26, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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

DEARDAOIN -- On December 20, 1865Maud Gonne  was born in Aldershot, England. Her father…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 19, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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

DEARDAOIN -- On Dec. 13, 1862, the Irish Brigade of the Army of the Potomac suffered horrendous casualties as they assaulted massed Confederates firing from within a sunken road beneath Marye's Heights during the Battle of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH-- In the early morning hours of December 6, 1921, representatives of the Irish government appointed by President Eamon de Valera, and those negotiating for the Crown signed the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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