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One of 'The Boys of Wexford' Returns: JFK in Ireland

Posted by Joe Gannon on June 12, 2018 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

On June 23, 1963 the people of Ireland fell in love with a member of “The Wild Geese” who had less than five months to live. If ever an American politician had a style and ease that allowed the people of Ireland to see the “Irish” in him, it was John…


This Week in the History of the Irish: June 17 - June 23

Posted by The Wild Geese on June 17, 2018 at 9:43am 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 17, 1845, author and poet Emily Lawless  (right) was…


Worth Repeating: Strawberry Shortcake Day

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on June 12, 2018 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Strawberry season is finally here! In fact, the entire month of June is considered to be “strawberry month” and “National Strawberry Shortcake Day” is celebrated June 14. According to Driscoll’s, a California company celebrating over 100 years of growing…


Pro's & Con's of Dating An Irish Man

Posted by The Irish Store on May 1, 2018 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Pro's & Con's of Dating An Irish Man

We’ve shown out the pros and the cons of dating an Irish man. Choose wisely and consider these points before you agree or disagree to a date with the rare breed that is Irish men.

Want to treat your Irish…


Semmes and the San Patricios: 'Dishonored and Dishonorable'?

Posted by Joe Gannon on May 16, 2018 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

In November of 1846, as the war between Mexico and the United States raged, an unusual unit of the Mexican army was formed by General Santa Anna, it was called the San Patricios or St. Patrick's Company. Commanded by John Riley, a deserter from Company K of…


'Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now'

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on May 27, 2018 at 8:00pm 5 Comments

Delighted to learn that my book “Out of…


The Irish Rebels Who Fought for Israel

Posted by David Lawlor on May 11, 2018 at 8:30am 0 Comments

It was 1948, and as the military half-track drove through the Beit Netofa Valley, at the village of Madna in Galilee, shots rang out. One Israeli soldier was killed and another was hit in the head. A sniper had zeroed in on the men and was…


Crumble Pots for Dessert

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on May 16, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments



The recipe for these little pots of fruit with a crumble topping originated with a friend from Wexford, the sunny southeast corner of Ireland noted for its…


Once Upon a Time, Maureen O'Hara Might Have Been My Mom

Posted by Gerry Regan on May 2, 2018 at 3:30pm 5 Comments

I once held the conceit that Maureen O'Hara was my mother. So it came as both a surprise and a delight to come across a picture of the deservedly famous Irish redhead standing alongside my father.

In the photo above, Dad is standing,…


Titanic Hero Hugh McElroy: 'Sand For Breakfast Tomorrow'

Posted by Joe Gannon on April 5, 2018 at 10:00am 11 Comments

It was a little after 2 am on April 15, 1912. The deck of the R.M.S. Titanic was now tilted over 6 degrees toward the sinking bow. As 17-year-old Jack Thayer and 30-year-old Milton Long moved toward one of the last remaining lifeboats on the boat deck,…



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