July 2017 Blog Posts (9)

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!


Yep – you heard it here first (or possibly second; if you follow us elsewhere), folks – we’re gearing up to do something truly unique. Embracing our spontaneity and…


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

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 16 - July 22

MÁIRT -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal joined the Gaelic League in…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The movie that still leaves Psycho standing

Hell, not just Psycho. It’s better than The Innocents, The Evil Dead, Paranormal Activity and The House of the Devil. It’s even better than The Exorcist, Let the Right One In and The Others. Oh my God, The Others. The part at the end where Nicole Kidman and…


Added by Colm Herron on July 14, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

My Genealogy Journey

I began researching my family tree a little over three years ago, and two years ago I shared some of my journey in this post:…


Added by Honora Wright Weaver on July 11, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

New Take On Summer Seafood

I found this summery dish of cod and tomatoes at Encore Brasserie in Derry’s Millennium Forum. I love the simplicity of roasted fish combined with the sophistication of Spanish ham and two kinds of tomatoes.



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

Book Review: 'Girl on the Leeside' by Kathleen Anne Kenney

Because I once lived in a small town in Connemara, at the gateway of the Irish-speaking area called the Gaeltacht, I look for those novels that depict the region as it is, for once one has spent significant time there, its ways and means register in the…


Added by Claire Fullerton on July 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 9 - July 15


DOMHNAIGH -- On July 9, 1750, John Philpot Curran, lawyer and nationalist, was born in Newmarket, Co. Cork. Curran, a Protestant, first gained fame by winning a judgment for a Catholic priest who had been horsewhipped by Lord Doneraile. A colleague…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 8, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

Remembering Oliver Plunkett this month.

On July 1, 1681 at Tyburn Gallows, London, Irishman Oliver Plunkett, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland was hung, drawn and quartered, the last Catholic victim martyred as a direct result…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 2, 2017 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 2 - July 8

DEARDAOIN -- On July 2, 1779, on the West Indies isle of Grenada, whose name would be famous again in the 1980s, Colonel Arthur Dillon and his regiment…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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