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Welcome to Summer!

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on June 19, 2017 at 11:00am 0 Comments

As most of you probably know, the astronomical summer season begins Wednesday, June 21. Called summer solstice, it’s the day when the North Pole is most inclined towards the sun, allowing residents of the Northern Hemisphere to enjoy the longest day of…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: June 18 - June 24

Posted by The Wild Geese on June 17, 2017 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

MÁIRT -- On June 20, 1763, one of the most famous revolutionary leaders in Irish history, Theobald Wolfe Tone, was born at 44 Stafford St., now called Wolfe Tone St., in Dublin. Tone…

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A 1631 Raid on West Cork: When Barbary Pirates Came To Prey

Posted by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Photo by James Doherty

Baltimore Harbor today.

By James…

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Who are the Fairies of Western Ireland?

Posted by Wild West Irish Tours on June 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

-          W.B. Yeats.…

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Wexford's Thomas Gray: Rebellion of 1641's Siege of Fort Duncannon

Posted by Don Gray on June 2, 2017 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Irish loyalties in the Rebellion of 1641 were intertwined between religion and the destabilization of English politics. "The Catholic  landowners desire to recover their lost land was one main reason for the rebellion. The…

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Syracuse Hosts New Contemporary Irish Film Festival

Posted by Nollaig 2016 on June 4, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival (SCIFF) kicks off its inaugural festival, June 22- 24th, at the Everson Museum of Art, located at 401…

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Paddy the Navvy

Posted by Kieron Punch on June 2, 2017 at 10:30am 1 Comment

"In eighteen hundred and forty-four

I landed on the Liverpool shore

Me belly was empty me hands were raw

With working on the railway, the railway

I'm weary of the railway

Poor paddy works on the railway"

(from Poor Paddy on the Railway by The Dubliners…

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A Favorite for Father’s Day

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on June 5, 2017 at 9:00am 2 Comments

 

When it comes to cooking up something special on Sunday for your favorite father, a juicy steak and a fresh salad are just the ticket. For a special touch, add an Irish-inspired sauce to the steak and some yummy buttermilk dressing to the…

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The Mass Rock

Posted by Colm Herron on June 3, 2017 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

One May afternoon a few years ago my wife asked me to come for a walk in the woodland just outside Carndonagh, the Donegal town where she was born. She wanted to show me where she and her friends had played when they were children. By the time we reached the…

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