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This Week in the History of the Irish: March 18 - March 24

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

LUAIN - On March 19, 1921 Tom Barry and the West Cork Flying Column ambushed crown forces at Crossbarry, County Cork during the Irish War of Independence. The British had learned that …


The Headford Ambush: Time Runs Out in Kerry

Posted by Joe Gannon on March 13, 2018 at 11:30pm 5 Comments

Now rise up DJ Allman, arise and tell me true

Who fought at Headford Station that day along with you?

Who stood out on that platform board, who fired that signal gun?

Who fought to free old Ireland with you my darling son?

-- From…


Big Breakfast for the Big Day

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on March 15, 2018 at 11:05am 0 Comments

            If you’re looking for a delicious pre-parade dish to fortify you for the “big day,” you’ll love this hearty three-in-one casserole. The recipe originated with Peter Foynes, director of Cork Butter Museum in Cork City, and has appeared in several of my cookbooks.…


The Church, the Tooth, and St. Patrick

Posted by Wild West Irish Tours on March 11, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

What comes to mind for you when you hear the words “St. Patrick’s Day”? Green, I’d imagine; probably spirits, soda bread, and so on – but have you ever thought about…teeth?

Most people associate the loss of teeth with things…


The Man Behind the Long Green Lines (and It's Not Patrick) - Part One

Posted by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2014 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

By James Doherty

Waterford City, Ireland - From his perch as rector of the Irish College of St. Isidore in Rome, Waterford-born Franciscan Friar Luke Wadding welcomed a steady stream of refugees from the land of his birth - men forced to leave…


Saint Gobnait, Patron Saint of Bees & Beekeeping

Posted by Amber Ó Siodhacháin on February 11, 2015 at 7:00am 0 Comments

“Mo Gobnat from Muscraige Mitaine, i.e. a sharp-beaked nun,

Ernaide is the name of the place in which she is.

Or Gobnat of Bairnech in Món Mór in the south of Ireland,

and of the race of Conaire she is; a virgin of Conaire’s race”

Note to the Félire Óengusso, tr. Whitley Stokes, p. 73

I have a new…


Glory Be To Guinness, A Baker's Best Friend

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on March 2, 2018 at 9:00am 0 Comments

When it comes time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, soda bread, bacon and cabbage, and Guinness probably rise to the top of the holiday menu. And why not? These iconic dishes are among the most popular for the Irish worldwide, and one more…



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