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Mayo's Robert Horatio George Minty: Past Imperfect Hero

Posted by Joe Gannon on January 14, 2017 at 9:30am 0 Comments

I see the long, blue line, push back the rebel pickets

Far stretched o’er hill and dale; through break and thickets.

My old heart leaps

As up the steeps

Rock-crowned and flinty:

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Irish Capes and Shawls and Eternal Charm of Heritage Fashion

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Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia, Pt. 1

Posted by David Joyce on January 5, 2017 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The genealogy and history of the Presbyterian Church has always been intertwined in Virginia history. Beginning in the 18th century, protestant dissenters were seen unfavorably by the Established Church of England. Presbyterians, Quakers, and Puritans because of their religious beliefs were penalized by the British government socially, politically, and in matters of religion. The Presbyterians, especially, had a traumatic relationship with the authorities.

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Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2

Posted by David Joyce on January 7, 2017 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

The immigration experience of the Presbyterians in colonial Virginia was an oppressive time for the Scots-Irish. Subject to the penalties imposed on them by the Established Church of England, the Scots-Irish’s presence in Virginia, especially, in Hanover and Louisa…

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In Praise of the Pratie -- World-Class Bacon-Potato Cakes

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on January 17, 2017 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

I’ve come to the conclusion that potatoes are really the stuff of greatness and no more so than in a potato cake, to which any number of other ingredients can be added — bacon, cheese, herbs to name a few. A perfect side-dish, this recipe…

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St. Brigid's Cross Special Offer For Wild Geese Members

Posted by Totally Irish Gifts on January 9, 2017 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

We're celebrating St. Brigid's Day with a special offer for Wild Geese members on bronze St Brigid's Crosses made in Ireland, in time for world-wide shipping before 1st February 2017.

Order deadline for shipping in time for St. Brigid's Day (1st…

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Eggs For Supper!

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on January 9, 2017 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

When I’m really stuck for a quick supper, I turn to eggs! Not fried, poached, or scrambled, but to what the French (and the Irish) call a tart or a quiche. While many use the term interchangeably, the main difference, I’m told, is the amount of egg mixture…

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Summer of '73

Posted by Colm Herron on January 11, 2017 at 9:00pm 6 Comments

I still remember the whole thing like it was yesterday. Summer of '73 and me standing on the kitchen table in my Uncle Dan’s house in Forest Park singing Bad, Bad Leroy…

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Ireland and the Spanish Armada: A Story of Survival

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on January 10, 2017 at 3:30pm 13 Comments

On a cold, stark night in August 1588, as a fierce gale subsided and the clouds slowly parted, light from a full autumn moon revealed a horrific scene strewn along the shoreline of Streedagh Strand in County Sligo, Ireland. The drowned…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: January 15 - January 21

Posted by The Wild Geese on January 14, 2017 at 11:30am 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On January 15, 1702 Thomas Arthur Lally, a renowned but tragic officer in the Irish Brigade in the service of France, was born in Romans, France. Lally was the son of Sir Gerard Lally…

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