The Battle of Benburb: Illuminations

  Illuminations: The Battle of Benburb By:  J. Michael Finn Three hundred and seventy-five years ago, on June 5, 1646, a battle took place in Ireland, considered by some as […]

On This Day in Irish History: June

On This Day in Irish History 7 June, 1899 – Birth in Dublin of Elizabeth Bowen, novelist and short-story writer, best known for her novel The Last September. 8 June […]

Illuminations: The Mass Rock

Illuminations: The Mass Rock By:  J. Michael Finn In these times of Covid-19, things in Ireland are eerily similar to those of 17th century Ireland.  Currently, the Covid Level 5 […]

Illuminations: The Whiteboys

Illuminations: The Whiteboys By:  J. Michael Finn Historians have noted that one reason for the success of American Revolution was that the British Army was unable to supply sufficient troops […]

The Virtues of the Irish: Illuminations12

Illuminations:  The Virtues of the Irish By:  J. Michael Finn Sylvester Horton Rosecrans was born in Homer, Ohio, to Crandall Rosecrans and Jane Hopkins Rosecrans on February 5, 1827.  He […]