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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 […]

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 […]

Griz abu! Montana Hurling the beginning to back to back Championships – by Naoise Waldron

Griz abu! Montana Hurling the beginning to back to back Championships – by Naoise Waldron

Griz abu! Montana Hurling the beginning to back to back Championships – by Naoise Waldron   When I moved to Missoula in August 2013, I was aware of the history and culture of the Irish in Montana. Not only the history, but the current strength […]

The Coming Revolution

“There are many things more horrible than bloodshed; and slavery is one of them.” Padraig Pearse The eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month. The Treaty of Versailles was signed this day in 1918 – the “war to end all wars” was […]

Splendid and holy causes…

Splendid and holy causes…

“Splendid and holy causes are served by men who are themselves splendid and holy.” Pádraic H. Pearse – His Oration over the Grave of O’Donavan Rossa The words Pearse spoke over the grave of the “unrepentant Fenian” O’Donovan Rossa, could have easily been spoken at […]