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Stop the Parades?

A recent outbreak of violence in Belfast has me pondering parading.  My husband and I visited Belfast just a few days before the riots, and…

Started by Kelly O'RourkeLatest Reply

The Life and Execution of a 'Black and Tan'

  A newly published book of historically based fiction explores the circumstances surrounding the execution of the only member of British…

Started by Gerry ReganLatest Reply

Memorial Day: Recalling Those Irish-Americans Who Gave Their Last Full Measure

The origins of Memorial Day, originally titled Decoration Day, has a somewhat murky origin. But what is clear is that on May 30, 1868, 145…

Started by The Wild GeeseLatest Reply

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Stop the Parades?

A recent outbreak of violence in Belfast has me pondering parading.  My husband and I visited Belfast just a few days before the riots, and…

Started by Kelly O'Rourke

45 Oct 12, 2015
Reply by That's Just How It Was

The Life and Execution of a 'Black and Tan'

  A newly published book of historically based fiction explores the circumstances surrounding the execution of the only member of British…

Started by Gerry Regan

26 Aug 11, 2015
Reply by Thomas j shea

Noted Famine Historian Finds 'Nothing Humorous' about Channel 4's Proposed Comedy 'Hungry'

World-renowned Famine historian and Director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, Professor Christine Kinealy, has…

Started by Ireland's Great Hunger Institute

37 Jul 2, 2015
Reply by Alan Brown

The Irish Experience in the Mainstream Media

I'm beginning this discussion to act as a hub for bringing to light discoveries anyone has made, or will make in the future, with regard to…

Started by Ryan O'Rourke

20 Jan 23, 2015
Reply by Patdee Mullarkey

Irish-Operated Carriage Horses -- A Stroll in the Park or Slave Labor?

Antrim-born actor Liam Neeson is calling upon fledgling New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio to step back from hizzoner's commitment to ban c…

Started by Gerry Regan

42 Dec 10, 2014
Reply by That's Just How It Was

Certificate of Irishness - a load of BLAH?

Ian O'Doherty makes a fair point in his article in the Irish Independent this week, but misses the real issue.  http://www.independent.ie/o

Started by Brian Nolan

1 Sep 12, 2014
Reply by macthunder

Memorial Day: Recalling Those Irish-Americans Who Gave Their Last Full Measure

The origins of Memorial Day, originally titled Decoration Day, has a somewhat murky origin. But what is clear is that on May 30, 1868, 145…

Started by The Wild Geese

32 May 31, 2014
Reply by Tom McGrath

article I just saw on Yahoo:

http://news.yahoo.com/centuries-old-mass-grave-irish-laborers-probed-pennsylvania-110431079.html

Started by Susan McWilliams Lev-Yadun

1 Mar 19, 2014
Reply by Sarah Nagle

NYC Push for School Holiday for Chinese New Year. How About St. Patrick's Day?

I've watched with great interest the push that's recently emerged to declare the Lunar New Year and the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitre scho…

Started by Gerry Regan

2 Feb 16, 2014
Reply by Kelly O'Rourke

Is $34.5 Million Enough for Ireland's Magdalene Victims?

What do you think of the Irish government's announcement yesterday that it would provide the estimated 770 living victims of Catholic Churc…

Started by Gerry Regan

83 Jan 3, 2014
Reply by Geraldine Callaghan

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