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This Week in the History of the Irish: March 26 - April 1

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 25, 2017 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

LUAIN -- On March 27, 1872, Mary MacSwiney (Maire Nic Shuibhne), republican activist, was born in Surrey, England, of an Irish father and an English mother.

(Left: National Library of…

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The Healing Beauty of Ireland's Wild West!

Posted by Wild West Irish Tours on March 22, 2017 at 11:30am 0 Comments

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:…

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Francis Stuart: Nazi Sympathizer? Man Of Integrity? Or Fool?

Posted by Colm Herron on March 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

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…

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Westward, Ho! John J. Healy, Montana Pioneer

Posted by Joe Gannon on March 14, 2017 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

(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…

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Childhood Memories, a Poem by Anna Kelly

Posted by Anna Kelly on March 15, 2017 at 11:00am 0 Comments

A clean “Memory Slate,” brought to this earth,

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…

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Bust of Thomas Francis Meagher Destined for Brooklyn

Posted by Michael Keropian on March 20, 2017 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Hello All,

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: …

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The Great Assembly at Tara (Part 3)

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on March 9, 2017 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

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…

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'Himself' Underscores All Our Ancestors' Journeys

Posted by William J. Donohue on March 20, 2017 at 8:30am 0 Comments

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…

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Carrot Soup with Bacon Bread Crumbs Ushers In Spring

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on March 20, 2017 at 10:00am 1 Comment

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…

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Irish War of Independence: The Lispole Ambush, Avoiding Disaster on the Dingle Peninsula

Posted by Joe Gannon on March 20, 2017 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

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…

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