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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 16 - September 22

Posted by The Wild Geese on September 15, 2018 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

LUAIN -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at Spoleto.…

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Bake This Delicious, Free-Form Apple Tart in Minutes

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on September 9, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Who says making a fresh apple dessert takes hours? You can assemble this delicious free-form apple tart in minutes and pop it into the oven while you’re having dinner. Apple pie (or tart) with ice cream is a classic dessert, but you…

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The Great Famine of 1315

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 27, 2018 at 7:00pm 0 Comments



Five hundred and thirty years before the death and devastation caused in 1847 by An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger), Ireland suffered an equally horrific event that begun in 1315 and was the first in a series of large-scale disasters that devastated Europe in the 14th century. A continent-wide famine began with…

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Mountain Man John Colter: Surviving 'Naked and Afraid'

Posted by Joe Gannon on August 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 3 Comments

John Colter’s leg muscles were burning and his lungs were aching, but he kept his legs moving. As he glanced over his shoulder he could see that most of the Blackfoot warriors chasing him were far behind now, but there was one far ahead of the others,…

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Slán to Ireland: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 9

Posted by Wild West Irish Tours on July 8, 2018 at 9:00am 0 Comments

A quiet thread of melancholy hovered over me as I made my way to breakfast on the last morning of my…

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'Coffin Ships' and The Great Irish Famine

Posted by ADRIAN McGRATH on August 23, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

This is an article I wrote for my site about Coffin Ships and the Potato Famine:…

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The History Behind Lughnasa

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 1, 2017 at 6:30pm 3 Comments

At the Ould Lammas Fair boys were you ever there

Were you ever…

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Celebrating Fraughan Sunday (AKA Lughnasa)

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on July 25, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

The festival of Lughnasadh or Lughnasa (pronounced LOO-na-se) marks the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland and other Celtic…

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A Day of History and Reflection: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 8

Posted by Wild West Irish Tours on July 5, 2018 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The final day of my Wild West Clare-Connemara-Galway Tour was a quiet wrap-up to a week of history, myth, legend, song and breathtaking sights.

But quiet…

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Chillin' With An Al Fresco Brunch: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on August 3, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

With the recent stretch of warm — make that HOT — weather in Ireland and elsewhere, everyone wants to dine al fresco. I know I’ve been eating three meals a day in the great outdoors, especially brunch on weekends when I’ve been serving these…

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