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Exploring 'Jimmy's Hall' With Actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton)

Posted by The Wild Geese on August 29, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

The following Q&A with Dublin-born actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton in Sixteen Films' biopic "Jimmy's Hall") is part of the studio's Production Notes for the film, shot in the story's actual locales in County Leitrim. The notes, assembled for the…


Cork-Born MD a Hero, Patron for Buffalo's Laborers, Clergy

Posted by William J. Donohue on August 25, 2015 at 10:00am 2 Comments

I ran across a man and his daughter lost in the 19th century history of Buffalo, Dr. John Cronyn (pictured) and Juliana Cronyn. They were extraordinary people by any stretch of the imagination.

John Cronyn was born in Blackrock, a suburb of Cork City, in 1825 and moved with his parents to Toronto. He finished first in his medical…


Catch 'Jimmy's Hall' During Big September Rollout

Posted by The Wild Geese on July 27, 2015 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

Been having some trouble finding a local theater showing "Jimmy's Hall"? Chill, baby! Next weekend Sony Pictures Classics rolls out the inspiring Irish biopic to 40+ screens…


The Long Journey 'Home': The Art of The Irish Wake

Posted by That's Just How It Was on August 24, 2015 at 3:00pm 4 Comments

The Irish custom of “waking the dead” has long been thought off as a purely Irish tradition, and many would argue that this is, indeed, the case. However, if we look at paganism, spiritualism and other religions, it is not too hard to…


10 Must-See Locations on the Wild Atlantic Way

Posted by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Exploring the expansive 2,500-km route of the Wild Atlantic Way can be a formidable prospect.Take a look at our 10 must-see locations to visit along the route! (Pictured here…


County Roscommon Genealogy Research on Facebook

Posted by Marie Higgins Ippolito on August 26, 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments

On July 22, 2013 I formed this group to honor my Roscommon heritage.  We now have over 1,500 members worldwide who are focused on researching their Roscommon heritage as well as helping others with  Roscommon research.  There is…


'We Built This City': How the Irish Constructed Today's London

Posted by Brian Nolan on August 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 3 Comments

The huge Irish contribution to building today's London has been marked by a short video, 'We Built This City,' a project completed by the Irish Architecture Foundation as part of Irish Design 2015. It is a lovely piece, something we can all be justifiably proud of. So many of us either emigrated ourselves, or had family or friends…


The Wild Atlantic Way's Most Enchanting Routes

Posted by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Weaving breathtaking landscapes with enchanting legends, Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is surrounded by history and fascinating storytelling. Check out…


The Irishman, The Inca and The Jaguar

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 16, 2015 at 9:30pm 8 Comments

The Inca civilization arose from the highlands of Peru sometime in the early 13th century. Unfortunately, their last stronghold was conquered by the Spanish in 1572.  From 1438 to 1533, the Inca used a variety of methods, from conquest and peaceful assimilation,…


This Week in the History of the Irish: August 23 - 29

Posted by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

LUAIN -- On August 24, 1968, the…



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