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That's Just How It Was commented on Brían Hoban's blog post For the Harried, Fáilte 'Nollaig na mBan'
"michael dunne ,, you have made my day... that you and your family physically undertook this Nollaig na Mban tradition for your wife, is priceless ..."
Jan 24, 2016
Peter Power-Hynes commented on Brían Hoban's blog post Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer
"Hi Brian,  Great article on a very intriguing man. I am particularly interested in your comment that Ernie O'Malley triggered the explosion in the Public Records Office. Do you have a source for this? Many books on the subject suggest that…"
Jan 17, 2016
John G. Molloy liked Brían Hoban's blog post Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer
Jan 17, 2016
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Jan 17, 2016
Brían Hoban commented on Brían Hoban's blog post Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer
"Thanks Cormac. I keep trying to promote heritage of County Mayo. This for me is a labour of love. I enjoyed meeting you at Castlebar launch of "Western Ways". We will have to continue to lobby for the erection of a suitable memorial (or at…"
Jan 17, 2016
Cormac O'Malley commented on Brían Hoban's blog post Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer
"Brian, Thanks for that input on my father, Ernie O'Malley. Actually "On Another Man's Wound" was first published on London and Dublin in 1936. The American title, published by Houghton Mifflin the next year, 1937, was "Army…"
Jan 17, 2016
Cormac O'Malley liked Brían Hoban's blog post Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer
Jan 17, 2016

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That's Just How It Was commented on Brían Hoban's blog post Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer
"Yet another veteran of the Easter Rising and the War of Independence... who did not receive and plaudits or accolades. Thank you  Brain Hoban for bring this to the attention of the Wild Geese Friends globally .  "
Jan 17, 2016

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That's Just How It Was liked Brían Hoban's blog post Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer
Jan 17, 2016
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Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer

Ernie O' Malley was born in Castlebar on the 28th of May 1897. His family moved to Dublin in 1906. He was educated at O'Connell's Schools and attended UCD, where he studied medicine.He was a member of The Irish Volunteers and he joined the rebels on the Thursday of the Easter Rising in 1916 and was interned following the…See More
Jan 15, 2016
Eileen McCormack commented on Brían Hoban's blog post For the Harried, Fáilte 'Nollaig na mBan'
"When I was growing up my mother always said January 6th was Christmas in Ireland and the day that all the decorations and tree were taken down. She never mentioned that the men were supposed to to that job!"
Jan 12, 2016
The Wild Geese liked Brían Hoban's blog post Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957) Irish Freedom Fighter and Writer
Jan 11, 2016
michael dunne liked Brían Hoban's blog post For the Harried, Fáilte 'Nollaig na mBan'
Jan 11, 2016
michael dunne commented on Brían Hoban's blog post For the Harried, Fáilte 'Nollaig na mBan'
"This year we celebrated Nollaig na mBan at home. Ann was at work and normally cycles about five miles home. The weather here is very wet and stormy and so she was really pleased to be picked up by her son and driven home. All the decorations were…"
Jan 9, 2016
Gerry Regan liked Brían Hoban's blog post For the Harried, Fáilte 'Nollaig na mBan'
Jan 9, 2016
Geraldine Callaghan commented on Brían Hoban's blog post Irish New Year Traditions
"Very interesting stories Brian. I have cousins in Mayo named Hoban. It's not a very common name. Happy New Year."
Jan 6, 2016

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For the Harried, Fáilte 'Nollaig na mBan'

Posted on January 4, 2016 at 6:00am 5 Comments

“Nollaig na mBan,” or “Little Women’s Christmas,” is an old custom that’s still celebrated by women all over Ireland. It goes back to the days when large families were the norm. Men never lifted a finger in the house to help, and were…

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Irish New Year Traditions

Posted on December 31, 2015 at 3:30pm 8 Comments



New Year's Eve (Oíche Chinn Bliana)

These days, when we think of New Year, parties, champagne and celebration spring to mind. Once upon a time however, it was more about getting through a quiet night. The New Year…

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History of the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar, County Mayo

Posted on December 27, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

The Church of the Holy Rosary was dedicated on Rosary Sunday 7th October 1901.

The need for a new church had been acknowledged as far back as the 1860’s. Cannon Mc Gee like his predecessor Archdeacon Brown was an enthusiastic and talented man. He saw the need for a new church…

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Ernie O'Malley: Mayo-Born Freedom Fighter and Writer

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 11:00am 4 Comments

Ernie O' Malley was born in Castlebar on the 28th of May 1897. His family moved to Dublin in 1906. He was educated at O'Connell's Schools and attended UCD, where he studied medicine.

He was a member of The Irish Volunteers and he joined the rebels…

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