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The R.I.C. In An Untenable Position, Part 1: Trauma at Burgery

Posted by Ivan Lennon on September 26, 2015 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

Domnail O’Faolain, son of West Waterford Brigade Commanding Officer (O/C) Pax Whelan, noted in a 1966 lecture the difficulty in getting members of Oglaigh na hEireann (I.R.A.) in the Deise area of County Waterford to talk of the War of Independence…


This Week in the History of the Irish: October 4 - October 10

Posted by The Wild Geese on October 3, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH-- On October 4, 1693, units of the Irish Brigade of France fought in Italy at the battle of Marsaglia. Prince Eugene of Savoy commanded the allies of William of Orange, who opposed them.…


2 Upcoming Screenings of Shalom Ireland

Posted by Valerie Lapin Ganley on October 1, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

There's going to be two San Francisco screenings of "Shalom Ireland," a documentary film about Ireland's remarkable, yet little known Jewish community.

During the Beth Israel Judea screening, we will show a short sneak preview clip from "The Long…


Meet the Dysfunctional Family: Leprechauns and Clurichauns

Posted by That's Just How It Was on September 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 5 Comments


It seems a good time to assess the evasive Leprechaun and his dyspeptic cousin, the Clurichaun.

Some sources would suggest that the ‘wee folk,” commonly known as the Leprechaun or Clurichaun, have inhabited Ireland since well before…


A Warm Irish Welcome in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Posted by Michael Quane on September 30, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

There are many Irish pubs around the globe, but some of them, while they have the trappings -- Irish prints on the walls, an Irish-themed menu and Guinness available -- are missing the most important thing: the warm atmosphere you expect in Ireland. That…


'Jimmy’s Hall': Why This Remarkable History -- and Film -- Matter

Posted by James O'Brien on September 10, 2015 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

It's almost like looking in the mirror.

High unemployment, mass emigration of the young and problems affecting health and education services are as current today as they were in the first decade of Irish independence, the period that informs the narrative of Ken Loach's newest film, "Jimmy's…


Enjoying Timeless Glories of Bunratty Castle -- and Mead

Posted by The Last Torch on September 29, 2015 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

My last night in the homeland was spent at Bunratty Castle, a 15th-century tower house in County Clare, on the Ratty river. Caisleán Bhun Raithemeaning Castle at the Mouth of the Ratty). On the grounds of the castle is a folk park, which is just lovely. I…


Beaufort: The Navan Native Who Charted the Oceans

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on September 30, 2015 at 7:00pm 10 Comments

In France, during the reign of King Henry IV (1589-1610), a series of recurring religious conflicts erupted and grew so violent they became known as the…


Prayer to the Archangels -- An Ancient Irish Poem

Posted by Gerry Regan on September 29, 2015 at 9:00am 7 Comments

May Gabriel be with me on Sundays, and the power of the King of heaven.

May Gabriel be with me always that evil may not come to me nor injury.



'Wild For Ireland': Sharing a Passion for a Place

Posted by Jill Fuller on September 27, 2015 at 8:30pm 5 Comments

It's not easy to follow your passion. It's a terrifying thing to take that step, to put yourself out there, to make yourself vulnerable. But it's liberating too.

For my whole life, my first love has been Ireland- her history, her culture. I've traveled there and filled my bookshelves with books that take me back to a place I…



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