July 2018 Blog Posts (8)


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Added by Nollaig 2016 on July 17, 2018 at 10:35am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 15 - July 21

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

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Miami Showband Massacre: The Day The Music Was Silenced

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It is widely accepted that the traditions of music and storytelling in Ireland, are among the most original and earliest forms of communication in Europe. The one thing that truly unites all the differing factions in Ireland is our love of and deep respect for music. Music unites, gladdens and…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 13, 2018 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 8 - July 14

DOMHNAIGH -- On July 8, 1770, Mary Ann McCracken -- patriot, philanthropist and sister of United Irish martyr Henry Joy McCracken -- was born in Belfast. Mary Ann was the fiercely independent daughter of a Presbyterian sea captain. With her sister,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 8, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #9

Day 9 ~ Slán to Ireland

A quiet thread of melancholy hovered over me as I made my way to breakfast on the last morning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 8, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #8

Day 8 ~ A Day of History and Reflection

The final day of my Wild West Clare-Connemara-Galway Tour was a…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 5, 2018 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh





This month we remember Irishman Oliver Plunkett, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who was hung, drawn and quartered, on July 1, 1681 at Tyburn Gallows, London. That barbaric act made him the last Catholic victim martyred as a direct result of the devious ‘Popish…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 1, 2018 at 10:13am — 6 Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #7

Day 7 ~ A Place to Call Home

I have discovered Heaven.

Another…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 1, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

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