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Book Review: The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey

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I don’t keep my eye on many authors, nor do I blindly buy whatever book they put out the minute it’s available, then drop whatever I’m reading in favor of their latest tome, but Irish American Lisa Carey is in my handful of favorite authors, and I eagerly awaited the February 7th release of her latest book, The Stolen Child. It is a story much like Ireland…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on February 25, 2017 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The Changing of the Guard at Tara. (Part One)

In 431 AD and three days after the festival of Lughnasagh, a lone figure stood, head bowed in contemplation, next to one of five carefully positioned chairs, in the Great Assembly Hall at Tara in the province of Royal Mide.…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: Feb. 26 - March 4

LUAIN - On February 27, 1735, Thomas Conway, a soldier in French and U.S. armies, was born in Cloghane, County Kerry. Conway was taken to France at the age of six to be educated and, in 1749, he joined the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 25, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Gifts on Sale in Time for St. Patrick's Day!

Shamrock Gifts and more available with a 20% discount to celebrate upcoming St. Patrick's Day.



Sale on until Sunday, March 5th, while stocks last.…



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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 22, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments


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Shamrock: The National Emblem of Ireland



The shamrock is thought by many Irish people globally, to be grown exclusively in Ireland, in Irish soil.…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 19, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 19-25

LUAIN -- On February 20, 1942 Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare became the first U.S. Navy ace of the war when he was credited with downing five Japanese bombers in a single day. O'Hare had an…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

And the Winner Is . . .

Here is a fundraiser looking for a home.  Hopes to be a winning horse someday! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/train-an-irish-racehorse-to-be-our-champion-racing#/ The horse in my picture is not…

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Added by Don Greywolf Ford on February 18, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

My First Love

The first time I fell in love was in the children’s section of Brooke Park library. I was 11 and she was 10, and her name was Josephine and she had so many freckles on her face that she was a haze of delight.

It didn’t take long for me to work out that she changed…

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Added by Colm Herron on February 13, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

A Chocolate Treat for Valentine's Day -- and Beyond

Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of poet Geoffrey Chaucer, when the tradition of courtly love was very much in vogue. The day evolved into an occasion where lovers expressed their feelings for each…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 13, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 12 - February 18

New York Public Library

An officer of Dillion's Regiment.…

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

'The Irish Milliner,' Fourth Novel in 'The Irish Dresser' Series

It is New York City and the Civil War is brewing. Norah McCabe, an Irish immigrant who escaped the Famine as a child, is now a young widow with a daughter. A milliner, struggling to survive in tumultuous times,…

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Added by Cynthia Neale on February 10, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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The Battle of Crossbarry: ... 'Who Piped Old Ireland Free'

They sought to wipe the column out,

From east to west, from north to south,

“Till at Crossbarry’s bloody rout

The woke from their day dreaming

Though ten to one they were that day

Our boys were…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 10, 2017 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Pre-Valentine's Midwinter Supper, Starring, Ahem, 'Honey' Wine

 I usually try to post a recipe that’s tied to a holiday or a seasonal ingredient but, frankly, since we’re between Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day, I’m just going to suggest a simple midwinter pork chop dish that I think you’ll enjoy. The…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 6, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 5 - February 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 5, 1733, Arthur Dillon, son of the 7th Viscount Dillon, and first commander of Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade of France, died at St.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Try This Southwestern Accent on Coddle

Dia daoibh a chaidre! (Hello friends!) 

If you are…

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Added by Katie Ginder on February 3, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Baa, Baa 'Black Sheep': A Chat About the Infamous Irwins

Compiling family history can be a fascinating pursuit, particularly when a living descendant bequeaths a story as colorful and riveting as that of brothers Tom and John Irwin. The young men, among my grandmother’s numerous first cousins, shared a cold-water flat in…

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Added by Gerry Regan on January 30, 2017 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

A Poem To Salute St. Brendan the Navigator.



Ships, Real and Imaginary

It’s a piece of rock with a wonderful beginning.

A cause for marvelling in a right of its own.

Formed deep in the magma of earth.

Mainly composed of…

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Added by Anna Kelly on January 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Ploughman's Lunch Makes Super Meal For Super Bowl!

A ploughman’s lunch is a traditional salad made with sliced meats — most often chicken, turkey, ham, or roast beef — and cheddar cheese, coleslaw, or chutney. Popular in the United Kingdom as well as in Ireland, the salad is open to wide interpretation…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on January 30, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Claddagh & Hearts: Special Offer for Wild Geese Members

“Be my valentine” = “A bheith ar mo vailintín”



We're getting ready for Valentine's Day with a special 10% discount on our website on all things Hearts &…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on January 30, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: January 29 - February 4

LUAIN -- On January 30, 1879, Edme Patrice de MacMahon (right) retired…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 28, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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