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

Posted by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2016 at 1:30pm 5 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887 Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney (right), trade unionist and revolutionary was born at Fisher's…

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Gingerbread Helps Make Scents of the Season

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on November 29, 2016 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, even the smell of ginger signals that the Christmas season is upon us. Made from sugars and spices brought back from the Middle East by soldiers returning from the Crusades, gingerbread first…

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World-Wide Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Posted by Totally Irish Gifts on December 2, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

This Christmas, consider giving gifts handmade in Ireland. 

Our last order dates for Christmas delivery are as follows:

Ireland - 3 p.m., Wednesday 21st December

Northern Ireland - 3 p.m., Tuesday 22nd December

United Kingdom - noon, Monday 19th December

Europe - noon, Tuesday 13th…

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How Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Led Me To Tara

Posted by Nollaig 2016 on December 2, 2016 at 1:30am 1 Comment

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Well, how did Murray Heasman's interest in Celtic knotwork begin?  I used to play (well, try to play) a classical lute back mandolin (and before that, the Scottish bagpipes).  When in London, a friend and musician, Vince Millet of Secret…

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Mayo's Father Andrew Conroy: Martyr of the 1798 Rising

Posted by Joe Gannon on November 26, 2016 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

There’s many a lonely hearth-stone tonight in wide Mayo,

There’s many a gallant heart content again can never know

But darkest woe and grief for him the saintly true and tried,

Who on the Saxon scaffold that day for freedom died.

         --  From “The…

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Nagle Forge & Foundry -- Historically Inspired Jewelry Made in US

Posted by Nollaig 2016 on December 1, 2016 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Nagle Forge & Foundry is a small family-operated casting company that specializes in crafting historically inspired and limited edition jewelry and clothing fasteners from the finest lead-free pewter, bronze, sterling silver, or 14-karat…

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Take a Step Back -- Irish Roots Magazine

Posted by Nollaig 2016 on November 28, 2016 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

IRISH ROOTS magazine was first published in 1992 by Belgrave Publications. IRISH ROOTS Media Ltd acquired Irish Roots magazine in 2007 and the publication continues to go from strength to strength. IRISH ROOTS magazine aims to furnish readers with high quality informative content and to assist them to overcome the many hurdles so often encountered in Irish genealogy. Working with an accomplished team of experienced genealogists we pride ourselves in…

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Lucille Yseult Dudley: The Woman Who Shot Rossa

Posted by Nollaig 2016 on November 27, 2016 at 7:00pm 0 Comments



In 1885, Lucy Coverdale, aka Lucille Yseult Dudley, made an unsucessful attempt on the life of Rossa. She was found to be insane at trial and ended up in a lunatic asylum at Auburn, in New York. Capt. Bedford…

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