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Memorial Day 2013: Remembering Lawrence 'Turk' Condon

My father's uncle, Sgt. Lawrence Condon, died of shrapnel wounds in France two months before the Armistice ending World War I, "The War to End All Wars." His division, the U.S. Army's 27th, was known as "O'Ryan's Roughnecks." He was third generation American. One of his grandfathers was an Irwin, reputedly from Ballyjamesduff,…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 30, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Filmmaker Loach Again Takes Aim at Ireland's Capitalists

British filmmaker Ken Loach is turning his practiced muse and penetrating focus once again toward Ireland with a new film exploring the disabilities inflicted on Ireland's working classes, this time in the aftermath of Irish independence.

According to a report this week in…

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Added by Gerry Regan on May 3, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Supreme Court Rules Against Belfast Project Plea

There's been an update on the Boston College (Belfast) Oral History Project. Here's the latest from former project director Ed Moloney, sent out to subscribers to his blog yesterday (Tuesday):

The US Supreme Court today rejected a request from lawyers acting on…

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 17, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

But For the Grace of God ... The Dublin/Monaghan Bombings

I am reprising this April 26, 2013, post to help commemorate the 40th anniversary of this, the modern-day 'Troubles' deadliest atrocity. Feel free to comment on the day's significance in WG's Forum.

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Gaels Looking Forward to Warmer Weather

New York -- Today I once again had the pleasure of communing with several dozen gathered at the Irish Consulate’s monthly and public “First Friday Business Breakfast.” Imbibing orange…

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Added by Gerry Regan on April 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Liam Neeson packs New York's tribute to Irish heritage

New York -- Actor Liam Neeson helped draw an overflow crowd to New York’s City Hall last night as he became the seventh recipient of the City Council’s Thomas Manton Irish Man of the Year Award. Previous recipients include Senators Ted Kennedy and George Mitchell, city sanitation worker and Gaeilge instructor Ed…

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Added by Gerry Regan on March 19, 2013 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Genealogy Records from Westminster Online, Says Firm



RECORDS REVEAL 400 YEARS OF WESTMINSTER’S HISTORY

Leading family history website findmypast.ie a href="http://www.findmypast.ie/">http://www.findmypast.ie/> has today published online for the first time parish records held by the City of Westminster Archives…

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Added by Gerry Regan on March 6, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

‘Airswimming’: Forsaken Women Find Love in Margins

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth / Special to The Wild Geese



New York -- The Irish Rep might seem an odd choice of a

venue to stage the United States…
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Added by Gerry Regan on February 23, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

From Bane to Toast of the Nation: Part 1 of 5 of the Series on General Michael Corcoran

COLORFUL AND GALLANT: GENERAL MICHAEL CORCORAN
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Added by Gerry Regan on September 11, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Part 5: For Custer's Irishmen, 'An Seastán Deiridh' By Robert Doyle

In the conclusion of our series on "Custer's Last Irishmen," Robert Doyle describes the likely final moments of the Irishmen who rode with Custer's wing in the attack, and offers a post-script.

On a scorching Sunday in June 1876, the 7th Cavalry attacked an Indian village beside the Little Bighorn River, and there was hell to pay. In total, 35 Irish-born men in the 7th…

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Added by Gerry Regan on September 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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