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|Timothy Murphy, the Irish American Who Turned the Tide at Saratoga|
|Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:53:27 +0000|
Did you know that an Irish America soldier was responsible for turning the tide of the most important battle of the American Revolution? His name was Timothy Murphy and he had served with distinction on the frontier, was part of General William Thompson’s Pennsylvania Rifle Battalion which became the First Continental Regiment and he served […]
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|Irish American Heritage Month: The Sullivan Brothers, “We stick together”|
|Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:32:36 +0000|
DID YOU KNOW that in the annals of America’s heroes, there is scarcely a brighter entry than that of the fighting Sullivan brothers? Born in Waterloo, Iowa to Railroad conductor Tom Sullivan and his wife Alleta, George, Francis, Albert, Joseph, and Madison grew up the best of friends in the closeness of an Irish family […]
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|Irish American Heritage Month: Colonel Eileen Collins, A Child of Immigrants Who Attained the Stars|
|Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:00:58 +0000|
On July 30th, 1999, 30 years and two days after the first successful moonwalk, Irish American Colonel Eileen Marie Collins became the first woman to command a U.S. spacecraft. Eileen Collins was one of four children born to immigrant parents from County Cork who had settled in Elmira New York. At an early age Eileen […]
|Who is St. Patrick?|
|Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:55:27 +0000|
Each year around March 17, the name of St. Patrick appears in every major publication in the civilized world – sometimes with honor and sometimes with scorn – often due to the conduct of those who celebrate his memory at affairs which bear his name. Of the many things written about this holy man, some […]
|Irish American Heritage Month: Patrick Gallagher, USMC|
|Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:33:31 +0000|
Patrick Gallagher was born in Derrintogher, County Mayo Ireland on February 2, 1944. At the age of eighteen, as so many you Irish men and women before him, Patrick immigrated to the United States and the promise of a new life filled with opportunity. He quickly started on the immigrant dream: studying law while working […]
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|Ancient Order of Hibernians Thank Senator Schumer and Secretary Spencer for Recognition of Cpl. Gallagher in Destroyer Naming|
|Wed, 14 Mar 2018 02:22:39 +0000|
The Ancient Order of Hibernians wish to express their gratitude to Senator Charles Schumer and Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer for their announcement that the Navy’s newest Destroyer, DDG-127, shall be christened the U.S.S Gallagher in fitting commemoration of the bravery and sacrifice that Corporal Patrick Gallagher, USMC, displayed during the Vietnam War. […]
|Irish American Heritage Month: The Irish Whales|
|Mon, 12 Mar 2018 04:00:51 +0000|
Did you know that the first Gold Medal winner in modern Olympic history was the son of Irish immigrant parents and that Irish athletes dominated Olympic track and field events for the U.S. for the first two decades of the 20th century? The first to win was James Connolly and he was born on October […]
|Irish American Heritage Month: John Philip Holland, Inventor of the Modern Submarine|
|Fri, 09 Mar 2018 01:43:29 +0000|
Did you know that an Irishman invented the first modern submarine? His name was John Philip Holland and he was born in Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland, on February 24, 1841. He experienced the Irish potato failure suffering poor eyesight as a result. His father was a member of the Coast Guards and young John inherited […]
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|Irish American Heritage Month: The Irish Brigade at Antietam|
|Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:38:42 +0000|
Did you know that the Irish had a major part in the victory on the bloodiest day in American history? It was at Antietam on September 17, 1862, and it was the victory that emboldened President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Foremost among Union forces was the Irish Brigade led by Irish-born Gen. Thomas […]
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|Irish American Heritage Month: The Most Dangerous Woman in America|
|Mon, 05 Mar 2018 04:58:01 +0000|
Did You Know that a 72-year-old Irish woman, beloved by millions, was once called the most dangerous woman in America? Her name was Mary Harris Jones and this feisty little Irish lady was also called the Mother of All Agitators. Born in Cork City, Ireland on 1 May 1837, her family fled the Great Hunger […]
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