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The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a Blow

Posted on January 1, 2019 at 2:30pm 4 Comments

Seán Moylan slowly moved his binoculars back and forth pointed to the west as he scanned the east Kerry countryside in the direction of Scartaglen. He was standing on some high ground in Thade Daly’s Glen in Tureengarriffe, along what is now the R-577 road. Moylan, commanding the Cork No. 2 (North)…

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Alleta Sullivan: 'Champion Gold Star Mother' of WW2

Posted on November 22, 2018 at 11:30pm 4 Comments

There are many stirring tales of Irish and Irish-American military heroes in the long history of the United States. From…

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General Charles Edward Jennings: 'Le Brave Kilmaine'

Posted on October 19, 2018 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

The port of Brest in the mid-1790s by Jean-François Hue (1751-1823)

As he watched the small French fleet carrying his friend Theobald Wolfe…

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WWII Hero Edwin O’Hara: The Honor, But Not the Medal

Posted on September 23, 2018 at 7:00pm 4 Comments

(Edwin O'Hara, loading the 4 inch gun on the SS Stephen Hopkins. By W.M. Wilson, on display at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.)

For them there are no big parades, 

No heroes' welcome…

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Mountain Man John Colter: Surviving 'Naked and Afraid'

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 3 Comments

John Colter’s leg muscles were burning and his lungs were aching, but he kept his legs moving. As he glanced over his shoulder he could see that most of the Blackfoot warriors chasing him were far behind now, but there was one far ahead of the others,…

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One of 'The Boys of Wexford' Returns: JFK in Ireland

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

On June 23, 1963 the people of Ireland fell in love with a member of “The Wild Geese” who had less than five months to live. If ever an American politician had a style and ease that allowed the people of Ireland to see the “Irish” in him, it was John…

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Semmes and the San Patricios: 'Dishonored and Dishonorable'?

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

In November of 1846, as the war between Mexico and the United States raged, an unusual unit of the Mexican army was formed by General Santa Anna, it was called the San Patricios or St. Patrick's Company. Commanded by John Riley, a deserter from Company K of…

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Mayo's Tourmakeady Ambush: Shrouded By 'Fog of War'

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

Tuesday, May 3, 1921 was a beautiful, sunny day in the nearly treeless Partry Mountains above the town of Tourmakeady, County Mayo, but Tom Maguire was in no condition to enjoy the weather. Maguire, the C/O of the South Mayo Flying Column,…

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The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a Blow

Seán Moylan slowly moved his binoculars back and forth pointed to the west as he scanned the east Kerry countryside in the direction of Scartaglen. He was standing on some high ground in Thade Daly’s Glen in Tureengarriffe, along what is now the R-577 road. Moylan, commanding the Cork No. 2 (North) Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, believed that a high-ranking officer of…See More
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The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a Blow

The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a BlowSeán Moylan slowly moved his binoculars back and forth pointed to the west as he scanned the east Kerry countryside in the direction of Scartaglen. He was standing on some high…See More
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"Tureengarriv Glen (Lyrics) On the twenty-eight of January the wind blew cold and shrill Those volunteers assembled in a place called Daly’s Glen They took up their positions ‘mongst the heather furze and stone And captured six staff…"
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The Tureengarriffe Ambush: Cork & Kerry Strike a Blow

Seán Moylan slowly moved his binoculars back and forth pointed to the west as he scanned the east Kerry countryside in the direction of Scartaglen. He was standing on some high ground in Thade Daly’s Glen in Tureengarriffe, along what is now the R-577 road. Moylan, commanding the Cork No. 2 (North) Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, believed that a high-ranking officer of…See More
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Alleta Sullivan: 'Champion Gold Star Mother' of WW2

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At 10:19am on September 21, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Joe, glad you found your way here. And again, happy birthday!
At 9:35pm on April 29, 2013,
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Jane Sherry Gardner
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Nice photos, Joe!

At 11:29am on May 4, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Joe, where in Ireland do your people come from?

At 12:05pm on May 4, 2013, The Wild Geese said…

I have a McLaughlin line on my mother's side that we know was from Co. Cavan, but left way back in the 1830s. Gannon is a Mayo name, but we can only trace that side of the family back to a great-grandfather who was born in England, where they must of gone for work.

At 12:32pm on May 4, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

I ask because we have good friends in Connemara here who are Gannons.  There is a significant pocket of them in Leitir Móir, which is where our friends are from.

At 4:46pm on July 11, 2013, michael hogan said…

Glad to be aboard, Joe. Here is the site for the Irish Soldiers of Mexico. We have over 3,000 visitors who share information about the San Patricios and the Irish Mexican connection. Lots of photos, historical conversations, videos and more. Hope you'll all pay us a visit.

http://www.facebook.com/IrishMex

 

At 3:02am on July 27, 2014, Denise McDunn said…

Thanks for friending, Joe :) 

At 2:26pm on September 10, 2015, Ivan Lennon said…

Drop me a line Joe   navilenn65@gmail.com  or call 585 288 0636

Thanks  for getting the word our re Burgery ambushes - Shades of GUESTS OF THE NATION  is it not?

Ivan Lennon

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