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This Week in the History of the Irish: September 24 - September 30

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 24, 1798, United Irishman Bartholomew Teeling was executed in Dublin. Teeling was the son of wealthy linen merchant in Lisburn, County Antrim. His father was involved in both the Defender and United Irish movement…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 23, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coney Island, Co. Sligo Looking Out at Sligo Bay

The others climbed down to the beach, and I had my "moment" of arrival in Ireland: "This is where it all began!"  It was so beautiful I felt the tears just well up.…

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Added by Maureen Kelley-Olson on September 17, 2017 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Coney Island, Co. Sligo

On the Second Morning of our tour, we traveled to Coney Island...( and yes, Coney Island in New York is named for her!)  Our guide Martin Byrne serenaded me with Maguire's March, in honor of my Irish Language Teacher here in Richmond, Denis Maguire.…

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Added by Maureen Kelley-Olson on September 17, 2017 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 17 - September 23

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 16, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

How the Irish Arrived in Puerto Rico

Almost all Americans have experienced the Irish contribution to the United States, but the Irish have been instrumental to the history of many countries. The other most notable after the United States are the settlements of Australia…

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Added by Pedro R Centeno on September 13, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

'Nobby Apple Cake' -- Reminiscing with Fall Fruit

My family always called this not-too-sweet apple cake “nobby”…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 11, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 10 - September 16

DOMHNAIGH On September 10, 1602, “Red” Hugh O’Donnell died in Simancas, Spain. “Red” Hugh is one of the most romantic figures in Irish history. (Right: Donegal Castle in Donegal Town) In 1588, at about…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Tomatoes… One More Time!

When we’re lucky, the tomato season can extend well into September. Some late bloomers barely ripen at all though, staying evergreen and not too tasty on their own. A great solution to making use of green tomatoes is to fry them for a delicious…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 4, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare

Come all you gallant Irishmen, come listen for a while

I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle

’Tis of an awful, awful ambush I’d have you to beware

That happened in Rineen, in a spot in County Clare.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 2, 2017 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 3 - September 9

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 3, 1842, John Devoy, (in a prison photo, left) one of the most devoted revolutionaries the world has ever seen, was born in Kill, County Kildare. John showed his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 2, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How the Ancient Irish Oral Tradition Was Saved From Extinction

On a cold, wet evening in 576 AD, a flotilla of small, wave-tossed, leather-covered boats with tattered cloth sails, came to rest on the rocky shores of Lough Foyle close to the modern-day town of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 30, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Jim Lowney on August 29, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fruit Compote Reprised for Autumn Palates

The combination of chocolate and fruit is one that few can resist, so when I decided to offer this recipe for warm fruit compote, I realized I posted it back in February as a suggested topping for chocolate mousse cake to serve on Valentine’s…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 28, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Flying Back, I Barely Recognise My Hometown

When at 18 or 20, or in my case 24, you fly away on the adventure of a lifetime, you aren't thinking of your future self. When I first winged my way to Australia, I had no inkling where it would lead. Or all the losses it would lead to. For me. For my…

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Added by Anne Casey on August 28, 2017 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 27- September 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 27, 1798, the combined force of Gen. Humbert's small French invasion unit and western Irish rebels won one of the most famous battles ever fought in Ireland at Castlebar,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 26, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

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? A Recipe For These 'Heroes of the Season'

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

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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 A.D., 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 chain…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 13, 2017 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

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