Explore the Irish influence in the War of 1812, a complex conflict involving maritime commerce, impressment, and Native American futures. Learn about the role of Irish soldiers and sailors on both sides, their fight for citizenship, and the diplomatic aspects of the war. Discover the impact on Ohio and the Great Lakes region, including notable Irish figures like George McClure and George Croghan. Uncover the dynamic story of the Irish during this historical period.
Francis McGarry delves into the historical narrative of Ohio, connecting it to global conflicts and economic forces. It highlights the impact of the Beaver Wars, the introduction of corn, and the role of Native American groups in shaping the region. McGarry also touches on Irish trade in Ohio and the presence of the Irish in colonial America.
As summer transitions to autumn, the author reflects on the changing season, blackberry picking, and the passage of time. Memories of loved ones, travel adventures, and the circle of life blend in this heartfelt piece.
By Francis McGarry Moses Cleaveland never came back to Cleveland. We have discussed those who were here before that Moses and those first settlers of the Western Reserve in previous […]
By Terry Boyle When the news finally gets away from the rantings of a former president acting like a two-year-old proclaiming his innocence when we all know he’s guilty, we […]
Akron Irish: Be Quiet By Lisa O’Rourke As longtime students of the Irish language, my fellow language friends and I were over the moon to hear that there was a […]
Editor’s Corner: You’ll Never Beat the IrishBy John O’Brien, Jr. @Jobjr Our world is not normal, though I suppose every generation says that. Yet, I see the familiar returning in […]