Maj. C. Donohue and D. Egan, 1869
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Let me begin with a warning – I saw this show in a preview, and so there might have been changes, additions, subtractions before the show opened. I don’t think there is much room for a change in what is a very tightly and cleanly performed production, but one never…Continue
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'Don't Die With Regrets: Ireland and the Lessons my Father Taught me.'
Winner of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Award presented at the Harvard Club. Manhattan…Continue
Ten years! My how the time has flown, it seems like that was just a few months ago.
It all started quite…Continue
Added by Bit Devine on May 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
I often tell my friends that the only way I'll ever make it to Ireland is to win the Lottery or to write the great Irish-American Novel. I am disabled, and on a limited income, so there's very little chance to save up for something like this. If I go to Ireland I would like to take my 78 y.o. Mother for the mother/daughter trip of a lifetime. I would like to give her the trip that she and my Grandmother had always hoped to make to my Great-Grandmother’s home. I remember my Great-Grandmother.…Continue
Review By Kieron C. Punch / Associate Editor (First published in 2011)
There is something…Continue
Why in the world would I want to go to Ireland? There are so many reasons why I can barely focus to write a coherent response.
Ireland has always been a place of great intrigue to me for as long as I can remember. I was born with red hair. No one else in my classes in elementary school had red hair. I felt like a pariah. I didn't fit in at school, and even though my father had red hair as well, I didn't fit in there either.
For most of the people in my small class, matters of…Continue
Added by Jackie Gutschenritter on May 28, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. – Dylan Thomas
County Sligo (from the Irish Sligeach, meaning "a shelly place") has a long history. First that can be recalled is the existence of middens along the coastline by Balisodare Bay (noted as the place that inspired William Butler Yeats's poem 'Down by the Sally Gardens' where he heard an old woman sing the opening lines).
The Culleenamore Middens are part of the earliest…Continue
I contend that there is no such thing as a "First Time" to Ireland for any of us who are of Irish descent or who love all things Irish. Which one of us has not pictured the green-grey waves splashing against those craggy cliffs ,the white washed cottages with thatched roofs ,or fields filled with sheep wandering in fields dotted by stone fences?Which of us has not experienced a boat ride on a dark ,deep lake while a sea captain recites poetry? Which of us has not heard the pipes or fiddles…Continue
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Wild West of Ireland
It seems funny to be visiting the “Wild West of Ireland” and staying in four star B&B’s but there are things in life that when received, you just have to suffer through like soft rain that ends with a lovely rainbow. Give me the open arms and pints of the people of the west, their music, conversation & Sean Nos dance and I will be resting on solid ground no matter…Continue
Added by Bruce (B.D.) MacMahon on May 26, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
In September 2013 my partner and I visited Ireland for 23 days, we traveled all around the coastline starting in Dublin, then onto Belfast, Derry, Sligo, Galway, Dingle Cork and back to Dublin. This was a life changing event for me. First it was the realization of a dream, coming from a large Irish-American family, Ireland has always been my dream vacation and I was lucky enough to pool all my time off from work to be there…Continue
My story is unlike any others. My name is Angela Lutman. Not very Irish sounding is it? Hehe My maiden name is Angela Hildebrandt. Even less Irish. I don't know of any relatives in Ireland, I don't have any specific place I need to go back to, nor do I have a lengthy ancestry tree I need to climb. What I'd like to share is kind of.... what we like to refer to is Taboo. The unknown. A topic of great skepticism. Reincarnation. That's my story. And I'm sticking to it. It's completely true and I…Continue