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This Week in the History of the Irish: October 14 - October 20

Posted by The Wild Geese on October 14, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 14, 1814, Thomas Osborne Davis, the poet laureate of the Young Ireland party and one of its founders, was born in Mallow, Co. Cork. Like many other revolutionary Irish leaders, Davis was of an Anglo-Irish…


The Human Computer from Donegal

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on October 6, 2018 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

The next time you power up your computer or go to the rifle range, take aim and set your sights on a target off in the distance, knowing that you will hit the target, raise a glass to a ground-breaking Irishwoman from Donegal named…


Totally Irish Gifts celebrates their 6th Anniversary!

Posted by Totally Irish Gifts on October 7, 2018 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

As we celebrate our 6th Anniversary this October 2018, we really do feel honored to be part of our customers' gift giving for so many special occasions. These are mainly happy occasions, but we are also mindful that gifts are often purchased for loved ones who need a special thought when life gets tough. We love to hear from customers on…


Nicholas Gray: Seeking 'Liberty To Recruit a Regiment of Irish'

Posted by Don Gray on September 28, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

In 1798, the new Oaths issued by the Wexford Council had good effect. As Crown forces gathered on Wexford’s borders for the showdown, Nicholas Gray, Secretary of the Council, wrote on 16 June to Fr. Philip Roche, the new commander‑in‑chief. Gray was…


WWII Hero Edwin O’Hara: The Honor, But Not the Medal

Posted by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2018 at 7:00pm 4 Comments

(Edwin O'Hara, loading the 4 inch gun on the SS Stephen Hopkins. By W.M. Wilson, on display at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.)

For them there are no big parades, 

No heroes' welcome…


The Twists and Turns of My Search for Kinney Ancestors

Posted by Randy Bruyere on October 3, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

A quick intro on research for my Irish roots:

As a child, my mother always told me that her father said his mother was from Ireland; he (my grandfather) never told my mom her name, birthplace in Ireland, age or anything else: All he told…


The Last Peaches of Summer (With Apologies to Tom Moore)

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on September 26, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

With peaches still available at local farm stands, you’ll love this recipe for baked peaches filled with ground almonds and amaretti cookies. Top them with vanilla ice cream, crème fraîche, or mascarpone cheese. You’ll find recipes like this in my…


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…


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…


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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