Liam Murphy's Blog (6)

Easter Week 1916: Seachtain na Cásca

Easter is the principal feast day of the Christian religion, and, like the Jewish feast of Passover – which immediately preceded the first Easter, it is rooted in an actual event. Like Passover, it represents a passage from darkness to light, from death to life. The Crucifixion of our Lord and his subsequent Resurrection are…

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Added by Liam Murphy on April 6, 2016 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Saint Patrick's Breastplate (Also Known as The Deer's Cry)

Photo of window at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, courtesy of George R. Doyle, 2014

I bind to myself today

The strong virtue of the…

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Added by Liam Murphy on March 17, 2016 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Charlie Laverty – Soldier, Scholar, and Foe of British Rule in Ireland

Our personal friend and the friend of all who love Irish history and culture, Charles “Chuck” Laverty, passed away in October at age 84. 

Above, Chuck Laverty, taken in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Laverty Family Archives

The O’Lavertys of Tyrone were known for…

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Added by Liam Murphy on March 1, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Commodore John Barry Day, 13th September

Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) a native of County Wexford, Ireland was a Continental Navy hero of the American War for Independence.  Barry’s many victories at sea during the Revolution were important to the morale of the Patriots as well as to the…

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Added by Liam Murphy on September 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Crucial Victory on Lake Champlain – '9/11' 1814

America’s Second War for Independence (1812 – 1815)

The War of 1812, also known as America’s Second War for Independence, was a contest to see if a free, republican form of government could…

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Added by Liam Murphy on September 11, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Commodore John Barry Book Award for American Maritime Literature

An annual Commodore John Barry Book Award is established by the New York Council, Navy League of the Unites States for the purpose of recognizing significant contributions to American maritime literature and to encourage excellence in authorship. Such maritime literature should be…

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Added by Liam Murphy on April 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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