Ireland is Suddenly a Lonely Island

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By Peter Makem Ireland is suddenly a lonely place. Old securities have been shattered since the people of the United Kingdom — specifically the people of England — voted to leave the European Union, voted Brexit, an abbreviation of British… Continue Reading

St. Anne Parish—Serving God and Country Since 1845

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Caption: (above) St. Anne Parish 170th Anniversary and Tribute to First Responders—An American flag flew from the top of the Philadelphia Fire Department Ladder Company 16 hook-and-ladder truck. By Russell W. Wylie Only a few weeks after the Continental Congress established… Continue Reading

69th PA Irish Volunteers Flag Will Be Honored at Independence Hall

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Caption: (above) Mirror image of 69th PA flag A Call to the Irish Community to Honor the Gallant Irish of the Civil War— You are invited to the 150th Anniversary Ceremony of the 69th PA Infantry Regimental Irish Flag Exchange Ceremony at Independence Hall,… Continue Reading

Memorial Ceremony Honors Irish Patriots Buried in St. Anne Cemetery

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An Honor Ceremony was held on December 7, 2013 at St. Anne Church and Cemetery recognizing the Civil War heritage of the parish featuring the 150th Anniversary of the death of Lt. Col. Peter McAloon. McAloon was born in Kinawley,… Continue Reading

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia Who Were Nurses in the Civil War

(Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “One With”— Magazine of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia, Spring 2013) By Sister Roberta Archibald SSJ Their ministry of healing had its roots in a centuries-old tradition of caring for… Continue Reading

Patriot Action—My Great-Grandfather Color Sergeant David Kiniry, Company C of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteers

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Irish patriots—Valiant at Gettysburg By Karen Kiniry Hneleski with William F. Kiniry Jr. My father, who would have been 106 years old this December, told how he shared a bed in the family home with his grandfather, David Kiniry, and… Continue Reading