Author: Robert O'Boyle

101 Years on the Easter Rising

The 2016 gathering to commemorate the Easter Rising in Anaconda, Montana. April 24, 2017, marks the 101 anniversary of the Easter Rising, the spark setting the fire leading the establishing the Irish free state.  We will not and cannot forget the brave deeds of the […]

On the great Thomas Francis Meagher

On the great Thomas Francis Meagher

Claíomh – Sword – Thomas Francis Meagher 1823 to 1867. Thomas Francis Meagher Statue in front of the State Capital Building in Helena, Montana. The Helena Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is named after Thomas Francis Meagher Thomas Meagher was an Irish Patriot and […]

August 1, 1915 – The Graveside Oration for O’Donnovan Rossa by Padraig Pearse

August 1, 1915 – The Graveside Oration for O’Donnovan Rossa by Padraig Pearse

“And we know only one definition of freedom: It is Tone’s definition; it is Mitchel’s definition; it is Rossa’s definition. Let no one blaspheme the cause that the dead generations of Ireland served by giving it any other name and definition than their name and […]

Remembering one of the visits of Countess Contance De Markievicz and Kathleen Barry visit Anaconda, Montana

Remembering one of the visits of Countess Contance De Markievicz and Kathleen Barry visit Anaconda, Montana

From the front page of the Anaconda Standard newspaper,  April 29, 1922. On the left is Kathleen Barry and on the right is Countess Markievicz. The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in December of 1921 – but it was not ratified for a little over a […]

May 3, 1916 – a perspective from the west on May 3rd 2016

May 3, 1916 – a perspective from the west on May 3rd 2016

Top left Thomas MacDonagh, right Thomas Clarke, and lower left Padraig Pearse, all executed May 3, 1916. 100 years ago today, May 3, 1916, three of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were murdered at the hands of an English Firing Squad. Thomas James […]

Éirí Amach na Cásca agus Anaconda, Montana 1916-2016

Éirí Amach na Cásca agus Anaconda, Montana 1916-2016

The Easter Rising and Anaconda, Montana 1916-2016 The gathering of AOH Divisions from across Montana at the General Post Office in Anaconda, Montana April 23, 2016. This is the first in a series on the commemorations of the Easter Rising taking place in Montana. The […]

The Tri Color and Montana

The Tri Color and Montana

  On this day in 1848, April 14, the Immortal Irishman himself, the great Thomas Francis Meagher returned from France to Ireland with the Tri-Color Flag that would come to be the National Flag of Ireland, hoisted above the General Post Office in Dublin in […]

St. Patrick’s Day: Traditions I Grew Up With

St. Patrick’s Day: Traditions I Grew Up With

By Bob O’Boyle St. Patrick’s Day in Butte, 2015, at my cousin Coleen’s house. From left to right – Eddy, Sue, Collen, Bob (myself), Paddy, Kelly, and Mike – O’Boyles one and all.   My dad would say, “You don’t need to go to school […]

Honoring The Countess on International  Women’s Day

Honoring The Countess on International Women’s Day

by Bob O’Boyle As we remember all the women who have made this world what it is – we look at one who was truly a remarkable lady. A member of Cumann Na mBan and a true inspiration to people across the globe, Countess Markievicz […]

Montanans Honored by Irish America Magazine for Efforts in Education

Montanans Honored by Irish America Magazine for Efforts in Education

by Virginia M. W. O’Boyle   Each year Irish America magazine honors the lasting success of the Irish in the field of education. This year we are very proud to announce, they have honored four of our Montana Irish in this year’s Education 100. Education […]


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