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This Week in the History of the Irish: August 20 - August 26

MÁIRT -- On August 22, 1846 Fenian poet John Keegan Casey (right) was born at Mount Dalton, Co. Westmeath. While only in his teens Casey began writing poetry for The Nation. After teaching in Cleraun and Keenagh, Casey…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 19, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Too Many Tomatoes?

It’s August, after all, so the problem of too many tomatoes is, well, a…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 14, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Destruction of Eamhain Mhacha.

According to both oral and written traditions, at the beginning of the 4th century AD, three brothers, known as the Three Collas, rebelled and killed their uncle, the high king of Ireland, Fíacha Sroiptine. This singular barbarous act started a…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 13, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 13 - August 19

MÁIRT -- On August 15, 1909, the Ancient Order of Hibernians dedicated a monument to victims of the Great Hunger at Grosse Ile, in Quebec, Canada. More than 60 years had passed since more than 5,000 Irish men, women, and children had…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now

Irish author and poet John Anthony Brennan has previously written a book of poetry and a philosophical memoir; but his latest production, Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now, represents yet another genre: a history of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 10, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

For Sinead and other Kindred Spirits...

We Irish artists, descended, as we undoubtedly are from the tribe of Dannan, an ancient breed of mystics, are tasked with the unenviable mission of walking the invisible, fine line. It is a gift that enables us to transcend the mundane, and experience…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 10, 2017 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Going to the Fair!

It was thirty-three years ago this week that I made my first trip to…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am — 5 Comments


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Valentine Trant McGillycuddy: "Ta-sunka Witko Kola", Crazy Horse's Friend

(Above: Oglala Sioux Ghost Dance at the Pine Ridge Native Reservation. Illustration by Frederic Remington, 1890.)…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 7, 2017 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

Daniel P. Quinn is available for Book Signing for "organized labor" or "Exits & Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway and Beyond, " at Colleges, Universities or Book stores in the USA.

Arts PR unlimited announces Daniel P. Quinn is available for Book Signing Appearances for "Exits & Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway and Beyond, " at Colleges, Universities or Book stores in the USA.

Exits & Entrances was a selection of the week in NJ Ink by The Star Ledger (2008),…

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Added by Daniel P Quinn on August 7, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 6 - August 12

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 6, 1775, Daniel O'Connell , 'The Liberator,' one of the most influential men in Irish history was born near Cahirciveen, County Kerry. Raised by his uncle, Daniel learned the Irish language and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The History behind Lughnasagh

At the Ould Lammas Fair boys were you ever there

Were you ever…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 1, 2017 at 6:35pm — 2 Comments

Figs and Cheese, Yum!

I’ve seen a lot of fresh figs in markets lately and know how delicious they are with blue cheese, usually mixed in salads. But then I remembered this recipe from Peter Ward, proprietor of the legendary Country Choice market in Nenagh, Tipperary, and thought it’s…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 31, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments


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20 Years of Irish History and Culture

For those of you who do not know, this year (2017) marks the 20th anniversary of…

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Added by Rick Grant on July 31, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 30 - August 5

MÁIRT -- On Aug. 1, 1915, the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was held before a huge crowd at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Rossa's…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 29, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Add Kennedy To 'The Wall'

A new addition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- one cannot simultanously serve two masters. Mine is finishing my effort to bring Sherlock across the pond, …

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 26, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

My Singing Life

My name is Anne Rynne, and I am a singer of songs.

I am a member of a ‘singing’ family and I was always very shy when asked to sing, so much so that for most of my life I didn’t really sing. About five years ago my son Davog, who lives in Lyon in the south of France, said to me, “Ma would you ever learn a couple of new songs and come over and join…

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Added by Anne Rynne on July 25, 2017 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

'Would You Ever Think of Coming Home?'

I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are…

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Added by Anne Casey on July 25, 2017 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

Thomas Addis Emmet: Twice a Rebel

Today we remember with pride the great Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who led an Irish rebellion that occurred 23 July 1803, 214 years ago today. Robert Emmet had an equally patriotic brother who took part in, not one, but two rebellions. Here is his fascinating story…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 23, 2017 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 23 - July 29

CÉADAOIN -- On July 26, 1739, George Clinton, soldier, first governor of New York, and vice president of the United States, was born in Little Britain, N.Y., of Irish Protestant parents. Clinton served in his father's New York…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 22, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

A New Adventure: The Wild West Atlantic Way . . .

Good morning (afternoon) to you all! Hope the week is treating you well so far.

We at Wild West Irish Tours just wanted to take a moment to say thanks - and to introduce the special event kicking off tonight: the launching of the brand new, exclusive Wild West Atlantic Way Tour!

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Yep – you heard it here first (or possibly second; if you follow us elsewhere), folks – we’re gearing up to do…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 18, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

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