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1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Rebel Success in Wexford.

Rebellion continues with some success for Irish forces in Wexford. At Three Rocks, just outside Wexford town, 70 English militia are killed in a carefully planned ambush by Irish forces. 319 more words

Irish History

Dauntless Summer Cruise 2015 Day 01 New Ross Ireland to Scilly Islands

Woke up still on the hard at New Ross boatyard.  Stephen the owner, like virtually every Irish person I have had contact with in the last 8 months, was great.  458 more words


JFK and the Irish Famine

The Great Famine – also called the Irish Potato Famine – killed a million people between 1845 and 1852 and created much bitterness towards the ruling British.  259 more words


The #1916Rising Volunteers in #Enniscorthy

Hear it on the mountain
Hear it in the glen
Hear it in the cities –
The tramp of marching men.

God light the way they’re faring!

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Ross Farm Museum Maple Syrup Weekend

This weekend was the maple syrup weekend at Ross Farm Museum. It was a beautiful day even with all the snow. The kids got to play in the snow, take a horse drawn sleigh ride and watch maple syrup being made, then taste the results.

Family Life

#ThatsMyDad - Emmett O'Connell inducted into Irish America Hall of Fame

I normally keep my private family life and public life (e.g. this blog) separate. I’m going to break with convention because of something exceptional.

My father, Emmett O’Connell, is… 244 more words