That's Just How It Was's Blog – March 2015 Archive (10)

Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Éamon de Valera

Éamon de Valera is a man that has enjoyed iconic status in the Irish history books for more reasons than being one of the Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He was born in New York in 1882 to a Irish mother and a Spanish father. His mother originated from Bruree, Limerick, and his…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Joseph Mary Plunkett

Joseph Mary Plunkett (Seosamh Máire Pluincéid) is one of the least known leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He is perhaps one of a the few people that Seán Mac Diarmada trusted in…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 28, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: James Connolly

James Connolly (Séamas Ó Conghaile) is one of the handful of men who share the dubious honour of being placed in the iconic status categories in the Irish history books based on his involvement in the Easter Rising 1916 as well as his role in the Trade Union movement.  He was born in Cowgate 1868 to Irish…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 22, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Patrick Pearse

Pádraig Pearse (Patrick Henry Pearse) is one only a handful of men who have  enjoyed the dubious honour of becoming an iconic status in Irish History  books based on his role in the 1916 Easter Rising.  He was born in Great Brunswick Street in Dublin and had a  brother,…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Michael Mallin

Michael Mallin was born in 1874 in the Liberty tenements Dublin.  He was a son of a carpenter, but his early days living in Dublin elude historians.  It is, therefore, his teenage years that are the focus of this biopic.

At the age of fourteen years he joined the British…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 11, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

My School Days in Bray, County Wicklow

 Childhood memories if School . In Ireland school days commenced at the age five years . I was born in the January – so I was five and a half years old when I started school/ I followed my older sister Ronnie [Veronica] and brother Pat [Patrick or Watser- his nick name] who also attended St Patricks National School Bray Co Wicklow . Pat however had been transferred up to St Cronins School boy’s school before I started school. My mam ; aunts and uncles all attended St. Patricks R.C School…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Reply to Comment from MJ Neary on the 1916 Easter Rising Leaders

Hello M.J Neary ; thank you for your comments on the 1916 Easter  Rising . I started to do the blogs about the Leaders; as it is coming up to their Centenary 2016 . 

I was amazed and quite frankly ashamed that there were so many of them that I knew absolutely  nothing about . It was certainly a challenge for me and quite a learning experience as well . Tears were flowing as i was typeing in the text. 

The Book - That's just how It Was - I have written it as a tribute to my…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 10, 2015 at 10:54am — 3 Comments

Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Sean Connolly

Sean Connolly was born in Sandymount, Dublin in 1883.  His family had been driven off their land during the Land League era.  Connolly and all his siblings were steeped in nationalism and all that Fenianism stood for.  When his father, a sailor, left his seafaring job, he…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Thomas Kent and his family: Cork's Easter Rising Martyrs

Thomas Kent was born in Bawnard House Castleyons Co Cork 1865-1916 . He is one the very least know of the 1916 Easter RisngVolunteer’s  who shares the dubious honour of being one of two men executed for their part in the 1916 Easter Rising -although he did not take part in the Easter Rising. He and his family were very much a part of the Irish…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 5, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Michael O'Hanrahan

Michael O'Hanrahan (Micheál Ó hAnnrachain, 1877 – 4 May 1916) is another one of the 1916 Leaders who is not universally  known.  He was born in New Ross, County Wexford to Richard and Mary O’Hanrahan (nee Williams).  He had a brother, Henry, and a sister, Eily.  His father was heavily involved in the 1867 Fenian Rising.  Michael's family moved to County Carlow when he was a young…

Continue

Added by That's Just How It Was on March 4, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

The Wild Geese Shop

Get your Wild Geese merch here ... shirts, hats, sweatshirts, mugs, and more at The Wild Geese Shop.

Irish Heritage Partnership

Adobe Express:
What will you create today?


Adverts

Extend your reach with The Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partnership.

Congrats to Our Winners

© 2023   Created by Gerry Regan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service