We’re reaching deep into the “History Vault” for this one. About one year after the American Civil War ended, a group of veterans dusted off their guns to fight for their homeland: Ireland, the Emerald Isle. A one-armed war hero, an English spy who had infiltrated rebel forces, and a radical who had staged his own funeral were among the Irish American Revolutionaries, now banded together for a cause. Their mission was to take the British province of Canada and hold it hostage until the independence of Ireland was secured. No this wasn’t a whiskey-fueled undertaking. What’s more, this motley crew had the tacit support of the U.S. government. And, they did manage to seize a piece of Canada—if only for a few days. Learn more about the inspiring, outlandish and often comical insurrection called the Fenian Raids at this lively talk…on the tailwinds of St. Patrick’s Day.
Eight Cousins Books, our co-host, will have copies of this book at the talk. The book will also be available in the store at 189 Main Street in