By Brian Dooley John Lennon stood at the corner of 45th Street and 5th Avenue in New York City and faced the rally. About 5,000 people had gathered that February morning in 1972 to protest the massacre of 13 unarmed civil rights marchers in Derry on Bloody Sunday the week before. "Any government that doesn't allow demonstrations like this should be put away," he told the … [Read more...] about John & Yoko’s Yen for Peace in Ireland
Take a long look and it's easy to imagine yourself in the heart of some Irish Camelot. Overlooking the rolling green countryside between Gort and Galway city, Cloghan Castle is one of the finest examples of the restoration of Ireland's numerous castles and old houses. For centuries this 12th century Norman fortress stood in ruins -- like many other historic sites in Ireland. … [Read more...] about A New Life for an Old Castle
The arrival of the replica famine ship Jeanie Johnston in the U.S. has been postponed until spring 2001. The Jeanie Johnston Project had originally hoped to bring the ship to the U.S. later this year and winter her on the East Coast, but decided against this because of concerns about the weather. However, Kerry county manager Martin Nolan has told The Kerryman newspaper that … [Read more...] about Hibernia: Jeanie Johnston’s Arrival Postponed
It could be the same vessel that carried your ancestors to America. It is one of a collection of 11 paintings of the McCorkell Shipping Line in Derry. The McCorkell line was operated and owned by William McCorkell & Co., Ltd. from 1778 to 1897 for the principal purpose of carrying passengers to the Americas. Unlike the infamous "coffin ships," cargo vessels hastily … [Read more...] about Hibernia:
Recognize This Ship?
New papers show influence with Reagan.
Newly released files from the Reagan White House papers show that the Irish-American president was persuaded by a personal appeal by then House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill to intervene in the Northern Ireland issue.
The Boston Globe, which surveyed the files under the Freedom of Information Act, revealed that following … [Read more...] about Hibernia: O’Neill Was
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