Join us for a stirring procession and resounding graveside commemoration of Colonel Thomas J Kelly and the 3 Bold Fenian Men who gave their lives for their beloved homeland - Allen, Larkin, and O'Bri…0 Comments 1 Like
Sam Nicole Fishkind came on a Wild West Irish Tour as a result of her entry into the Wild Geese "You won't forget your first time" contest. Here is a beautiful essay she wrote about her time in BOOMER Magazine:…Continue
In 1961 a great Irish writer called Francis Stuart wrote a novel the like of which had not been seen before. It was entitled Black List Section H, and it didn’t find a publisher for eight years because Stuart had been banished from the literary world. In 1939, shortly…Continue
(Above: "When Wagon Trails Were Dim," Charles Russell's depiction of a wagon train in the American west.)
Many men and women with Irish roots participated in the “winning” of the…Continue
Shining and new on the day of our birth.
A special place to chronicle and store,
Experiences formative, new and enticing.
Many of them significant…Continue
Thank you for letting me join up. I am currently working on a sculpture bust of Thomas Francis Meagher, destined for Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn this summer.
Here is a blog that talks about the project: …Continue
In the Great hall, the attendees had begun to arrive and take their seats. King Laoghaire, already seated in his royal chair in the middle of the hall, was surrounded by his ten hand-picked individuals who attended him at all times and included a “high…Continue
The more presentations I make of my book, HIMSELF, A CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S STRUGGLES WITH REBELS, BRITS, AND DEVILS, the more readers and commentators lead me to read further and think deeper. If I were to rewrite this historical novel, I would include episodes depicting how poorly received were Northern veterans upon returning home, how much they were forced to turn to one…Continue
While carrots have a long growing season in Ireland, I generally think of them as a springtime vegetable since they’re obligatory with a St. Patrick’s Day meal of bacon and cabbage and, of course, as the favorite food of Easter bunnies! As we welcome…Continue
If you ever drive down the south side of the beautiful and scenic Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry, as I did with my wife, brother and sister-in-law last June (and everyone should, at least one in their lives), you will pass through the small village of Lispole…Continue
DOMHNAIGH - On March 19, 1921 Tom Barry and the West Cork Flying Column ambushed crown forces at Crossbarry, County Cork during the Irish War of Independence. The British had learned that …Continue