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This week Ireland’s state broadcaster RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) dedicated an episode of its show Nationwide to the Irish experience of the American Civil War. Over the years there has been a disappointing lack of Irish programming looking at emigrants to...
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It was a busy November for the Irish in the American Civil War team with not one but two online talks for the Irish American Heritage Museum! Both of the talks are now available on the Museum’s YouTube page, but...
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After what feels like a labour of love for nearly a decade, I’m delighted to see my first book on the culture and sentiments of Irish American Civil War songs and music now out there in the world having been...
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Readers may recall that some time back we alerted you to the new Civil War Bluejackets Project, which is exploring Civil War sailors through an examination of the recently digitised Ship’s Muster Rolls. Somewhere in the vicinity of 20% of...
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Although American Civil War Roundtables are widespread in the United States, they are much thinner on the ground across the Atlantic. Somewhat surprisingly, despite the scale of Irish involvement in the conflict, there is no dedicated group in Ireland that...
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As readers will be aware, later last year I (Damian) had the opportunity to undertake some research for the Andersonville Irish Project at the National Historic Site in Georgia. During my time there I conducted a tour of some of...
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We (Catherine, Brendan and Damian) recently had the opportunity to have a chat with the Untold Civil War Podcast about the Irish experience of the American Civil War, part of their 2022 St Patrick’s Day Special. We covered different aspects...
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Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE’s flagship radio history show last week dedicated a portion of their programme to the work of the Andersonville Irish Podcast. I chatted with the show’s host Myles Dungan about the prison and the Irish experience there,...
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Back on 25th January last Catherine gave an online presentation to the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in South Carolina on the topic of Civil War Irish Songs. The talk was recorded and is available via Facebook Live- although we...
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When I got the opportunity to undertake some research at Andersonville towards the end of last year I also met up with historian Sheritta Bitikofer of Emerging Civil War. We chatted about a range of Irish-related topics, from my own...
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