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AOH 1915 Story – Larry Ryan

Article shared from Bro. Ed O’learczyk

The extra-ordinary story of the Volunteer from England who joined the Easter Rising and was imprisoned in New York. This is Larry Ryan who secretly travelled from Manchester to Dublin in 1916 when he heard that a rebellion was being planned. He fought right through the Rising, having been [...]

Were 57 Irish immigrant labourers the victims of one of America’s worst mass murders? Read more

http://ireland-calling.com/lifestyle/were-irish-labourers-victims-of-brutal-mass-murder/

Happy 180′th Birthday to the Ancient Order of Hibernians

Happy 180′th Birthday to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. On this grand and glorious day in 1836, in St. James Church, New York City, the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America was founded. As you go through this day, please remember the adversity which our forefathers faced and all of the effort that went into [...]

Philly Irish planning major 1916 commemoration

http://irishecho.com/2016/01/philly-irish-planning-major-1916-commemoration/

Ireland’s last surviving World War II veterans has died

Friends,

With great sadness, one of Ireland’s last surviving World War II veterans has died aged 99.

Sir John Leslie, a cousin of Winston Churchill and whose family seat was Castle Leslie in Co Monaghan, died at home with family at his side.

“The Leslie Family are sad to announce that Sir Jack Leslie passed [...]