SUMMER 2014 / VOL. 14 ISSUE 2

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Irish in the Great War 

Memories of the Great War
By Gerry Molumby
The Irish involvement in World War I has become art form and ironically through art, their contribution is recorded for posterity.[More]


Reflections on a Long-Lost Lieutenant
By Oona Chantrell
I`m gazing at a sepia photograph of Christopher Murphy. He wears the uniform of the Royal Munster Fusileers. It is 1916. He is 22-years-old and about to embark from the Southern Irish coast to join the British army in France [More]


Irish Medical Personnel Step to the Fore During the Rebellion
Special to The Irish American Post
The Easter Rising (Éirí Amach na Cásca) was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. Irish republicans had long wanted to end British rule in Ireland and break off from Great Britain and Ireland.[More]


‘Coolboreen’ Tackles Irish Civil War
By Eva O Callaghan
On May 14, 1921, Winifred Barrington was caught up in a republican ambush and killed. She was the only daughter of Sir Charles Barrington, owner of Glenstal Castle, now a Benedictine monastery. Local legend reports that Winnie, a young woman well-liked by the people of Murroe and East Limerick, was mistaken for her friend, an auxiliary policeman.[More]


400 Years Of Wicklow Songs And Music
By Mattie Lennon
County Wicklow inspired John Millington Synge, gave refuge to freedom fighters, welcomed lovers to it's hills and valleys and continues to provide tranquility, peace and relaxation for its many visitors. (Advertisement) [More]
 
 
Celtic Roots in the Services 

Marines Keep in Touch With Their Celtic Roots
Irish American Post interviews Lt. Jake Ryan and LCpl. Cein Strange  [More]


Celtic Sailors Relate Their Sea Stories
Shanna Sullivan Petty Officer 3rd Class, Andrew Armstrong Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice; Ian Alexander Ferguson Quartermaster Seaman Apprentice/E-2, and Grace Scott Higgins Machinist Mate Fireman tell their stories.[More]


Vietnam War Poems
By Greg Lake


Brendan Behan Remembered
By Tom O’Brien
Brendan Behan died of a combination of diabetes and alcoholism in March, 1964. He was aged just 41. By then he had been feted worldwide for such plays as The Quare Fella, The Hostage, and of course the book that started it all, Borstal Boy. [More]
 


Images of America: Irish Milwaukee
A photo survey of Milwaukee’s marvelous Gaels, past and present!
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