John W. Hurley's Blog (8)

Scottish Independence: Oh Those Pesky Flags

This whole Scottish Independence vote thing has got me worried. I mean if it passes and Alba does become independent, what will the new flag of the “Kingdom of Great Britain” look like?…

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Added by John W. Hurley on September 8, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

World War One Records

Britain declared war on Germany 100 years ago today, on 4 August 1914 and on 9 August the British Expeditionary Force began leaving for France. Some other Wild Geese have blogged here about their ancestors who fought in the war, so I just thought I'd put up these resources for…

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Added by John W. Hurley on August 4, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Irish Stick-Fighter Making Film About His Father

I have been researching the history of Irish martial arts - styles of wrestling, boxing and stick-fighting - for about 30 years now. To the best of my knowledge, Glen Doyle of Newfoundland, Canada is the only person on earth who still practices a living style (not one recreated through books or manuals) of Irish stick-fighting. He learned and inherited…

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Added by John W. Hurley on July 29, 2014 at 7:00pm — 7 Comments

June 28th, 1914: The Date That Changed the World

For any history buffs who might be interested, today is the 100th anniversary of the assassination which caused World War I. This war, in turn, had drastic effects on Ireland and…

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Added by John W. Hurley on June 28, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Guerrilla Days In Ireland, the play.

For anyone who might be interested, there is a play running in Ireland based on Tom Barry's memoir "Guerrilla Days In Ireland". Wish I could see it!

http://www.guerilladays.com/

Added by John W. Hurley on November 5, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

Civil War photo's colorized

For all the Irish Brigade re-enactors out there, you'll like this story:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/the-civil-war-in-color-for-the-first-time-slideshow/

Below is Capt. Cunningham of the Irish Brigade.…

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Added by John W. Hurley on October 7, 2013 at 6:20pm — 1 Comment

Civil War Photo's colorized

For all the Irish Brigade re-enactors out there, you'll like this story:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/the-civil-war-in-color-for-the-first-time-slideshow/

Added by John W. Hurley on October 7, 2013 at 6:16pm — No Comments

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