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

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 1 - January 7

SATHAIRN THROUGH MÁIRT -- From December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, Irish-born Confederate Gen. Patrick Cleburne commanded a division at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 31, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On December 19, 1877, Land League organizer Michael Davitt was released from Dartmoor Prison. Davitt, revolutionary and agrarian agitator, was born in Straide, County Mayo. Davitt's family was evicted from their small farm when he was just a boy. After they emigrated to England, Davitt lost his right arm at…

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

MÁIRT -- 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…

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

For the Ireland of Ages Past, Go to the Far North

By John Yacobian

Special to TheWildGeese.com

John Yacobian, producer for Grace Pictures' documentary, "An Unreliable Witness," offered tips on travel to Ireland's spectacular north country—Derry, Donegal, and Antrim for us back in 2004.

(Right: The author at Donegal's Horn…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 8, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887 Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney (right), trade unionist and revolutionary was born at Fisher's Hill, Bangor, Co. Down. Her father, Alfred was a protestant…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

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