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'The Great Hunger': Famine or Genocide?

Started this discussion. Last reply by That's Just How It Was Mar 13, 2015. 18 Replies

I took a course at an…Continue

Tags: The Great Hunger, An Gorta Mor, Famine

Neutral ... on Hitler?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nollaig 2016 Nov 2, 2016. 79 Replies

I have…Continue

Tags: war, Germany, neutrality, deValera, WWII

'The Auld Triangle' - Which Version is Best?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerry Regan Nov 18, 2013. 16 Replies

He's bringing Behan back?Justin Timberlake, with help from Marcus Mumford, has recorded a version of "The Auld Triangle" to be used in a new Cohen brothers film called Inside Lwelyn Davis.The song…Continue

Tags: Luke Kelly, Dubliners, Trad, Traditional, Music

 

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Feb 13, 2016
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Oct 25, 2015
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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"Now then mickey macadden , oh what a bigot you are ; with people like you in the higher echelon of Power ; its no wonder that peace is a dream in Ireland. I do not think that I woudl want you to represent me if I lived in the USA     I do…"
Oct 12, 2015

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"If I live din American ; I am not sure I woudl like you to represent me...... If you cannot see that all sides in this thorny issue need to learn the lessons of the past; then you do not deserve to represent any Irish diaspora.   "
Oct 12, 2015

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"Lets be clear about this , the Parades are only a symptom of what the underling cause of the troubles in Norther Ireland are.  Cosgrove above , has put his finger on the root cause was set by double standards of Justice ; meted out to the…"
Oct 12, 2015

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"With behavior like that ; on both sides ; Peace and the stopping of Parades looks bleak for teh future ."
Oct 12, 2015

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"Its a an argument that neither side can win ; unless they are prepared to say 'all Parades must stop '. Are the Politicians really going to stand up and say that . No... they have  " not got the bottle"  [no backbone ]…"
Oct 12, 2015

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"Kelly ; you have started a debate  that has been a long time coming . However, it does need to be taken up by a wider forum , i.e. Politicians on both sides . I have contributed to a few of the dialogues ; some have made some valid point;…"
Oct 12, 2015

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"Now then mickey macadden , I do not think that bringing up the Catholic Churches Priests outrageous  press on abuse -  has anything to do with the wise words they Father McManus has spoken ,  I also do not believe that  the old…"
Oct 11, 2015

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"Yes ; I would agree with you Bill , it is past history , But the challenge is to attempt to leave it there . Both side are so immersed in their own past taht they are not stopping to think about the future, or indeed the present, "
Oct 11, 2015

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That's Just How It Was replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"I woudl whole heartily agree with every word you have written ,  Farther Sean McManus was absolutely right about 'stop being stupid' - that is however, the language of the School Playground - trying to get bullies to behave, All of…"
Oct 11, 2015
Gerry Regan replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"Niamh, have you any direct experience of them? I've long been fascinated by the remnants of Unionism in the 26 counties, e.g., in Sligo and Donegal. I wonder if those lodges are still in place."
Jul 22, 2015
Niamh Ultaigh replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
"The "parades" delineate sides--prejudices v. understanding, differences v. similarities, hostility v.peace. They incite hard "party line" adherences and violence. There is nothing at all positive and nothing at all to be gained…"
Jul 21, 2015
The Wild Geese replied to Kelly O'Rourke's discussion Stop the Parades?
Jul 18, 2015
Kelly O'Rourke's discussion was featured

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 the streets were calm and peaceful.  It seems that the majority of the incidents in recent years have occurred at or around a Loyalist or Republican parade.  The non-parading faction usually takes umbrage at the chosen route, stages a protest, and tempers escalate.The president of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus,…See More
Jul 11, 2015

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Irish Bog Archaeology: Fadden More Psalter

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 4:00am 0 Comments

The Fadden More Psalter, a book of psalms as old as the Book of Kells, was found by turf cutters in a Tipperary bog in 2006.  It is written in Latin and includes illuminated letters and other decoration.  Dr. Eamonn Kelly and his team at The National Museum of Ireland dated the book to around 800 AD, and spent five years restoring it. 

The find was very exciting to Irish…

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Irish Bog Archaeology: Meet the Bog Bodies

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 3:30pm 3 Comments

Turf cutters have unearthed more than home heating fuel from Ireland's bogs.  Bog bodies - naturally preserved human remains - are a fascinating study.  The chemical composition of the bog has…

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Free Printable Irish Valentine!

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Make your own Valentine card with an Irish twist!

I think that shamrocks and hearts play very nicely with each other as design elements.  What do you say?…

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Nollaig na mBan Men’s Chore List

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 6:30am 9 Comments

Alright, lads. Your lady is out celebrating Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) with her girlfriends.…

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 7:41am on April 30, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Kelly, I'm pleased we can incorporate your insights and passion in our community. Failte!

At 10:58am on May 6, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Kelly, we are delighted to feature you on WG, an bring this overdue attention to your contributions to our growing community. Ger

At 10:48am on May 8, 2013, Bit Devine said…

Céad míle fáilte romhat to my campfire Kelly. Well I have enjoyed your contributions. I look forward to getting to know you more as we go along

At 11:30am on September 18, 2013, Steve O'Rorke said…

Thank you! Actually my surname is supposed to have a "u" in it but for unknown reasons it was omitted by my great-grandfather in the late 1800's. We had so much trouble with genealogical searches until we discovered the error!

At 6:53am on October 25, 2014, Patricia Louise Hughes said…

Hi Kelly,

Glad to meet you!

At 8:15pm on November 16, 2014, John Anthony Brennan said…

Hello Ms. O'Rourke, it's a pleasure to meet you. 

At 3:44am on December 22, 2014, eilis mulroy said…

You might like to come to some of our heritage talks in Oranmore for inspiration. Our last one was about Irish soldiers in the British Army during world war 1. Website has to be updated but see www.oranmoreheritage.org

At 8:14am on January 18, 2015, Lonnie said…

Hi Kelly, sorry for delay in accepting friend request. I always forget to visit this great place!

At 5:07pm on February 21, 2015, Ricky Duffy said…

Thanks Kelly,looking foward to great discussions on Ireland and what ever comes around.........

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