Shining City is a haunting play, dense with urban lives that brush against one another while never making contact. When the character John is first introduced, he is seeking help from Ian, a counselo…0 Comments 1 Like
A Blessed Nettlemas to all our members here.
Nettlemas, the name the Irish gave to the eve prior to Féile na Neantóg or May 1. On Nettlemas night, boys walked in the streets stinging one another with nettles. We can for go that custom, I am thinking.…Continue
In my research on the history of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteers, a Boston Irish regiment raised to be a part of Thomas Meagher’s Irish Brigade, the most surprising find was the identification of three Jewish soldiers who served in its ranks. The three were…Continue
"Have Ye No Homes To Go To? The History Of the Irish Pub"
By Kevin Martin
Release date: 15 May
Publisher: The Collins Press
Available to pre-order on Amazon…
William Thomas (Liam) Cosgrave was not one of the iconic figures of the early 1900s, nor indeed was he a man who had any real status of leadership in the 1916 Rising, although he was a chief adviser to Eamonn Ceannt during the 1916 Rising at South…Continue
This story took place between 1920 when the Benedict Nuns arrived at Kylemore and 1922, when the Black and Tans left Galway after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty in December 1921.
Patrick Carney, my father, was born in Cornamona, County Galway, in 1900. He was one of several young men in the area who championed the cause of Irish independence and joined a group of friends to do what they could to free Ireland.…Continue
Tinteán Tréigthe no.19, oil on canvas, 2016
Now if you’re searching for your great grandmother’s cottage in the country, you can follow the map to a certain extent, but, in the end, you just have to ask someone. So, after driving a crooked mile up a crooked mucky roadeen, searching for the dot beside the ‘S’ of…Continue
Introducing the amazing Tracy Gilbert, contemporary Dublin-based jewellery designer, whose work we now…Continue
DOMHNAIGH -- April 24, 1916, Easter Monday, was one of the most critical days in the history of Ireland. On that day, Irish Volunteer units and the Irish Citizen Army, led by Patrick Pearse and James Connolly, began their famous…Continue
More About the Heroes of the Easter RisingContinue