August 2016 Blog Posts (31)

The Piquant Power of Irish Cheese

I really love cheese, and ever since I was introduced to Irish-made cheese — from the great selection of Kerrygold cheeses like Dubliner, Blarney Castle, and Swiss to harder-to-find ones like Cashel Blue, Ardrahan, or St. Tola — I enjoy it as often as I can.…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Vietnam – “A Prayer for Pierre”

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Added by James Francis Smith on August 7, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Poet's Glen and Creggan Vale

Three of Ireland’s well-loved 18th century Gaelic poets lie at rest in the graveyard of Creggan Church, near to my hometown of Crossmaglen, County Armagh. The poets, Filid Art Mc Cooey, Padraig MacAliondain and the rapparee poet…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 7, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Gullion: Mountain of Steep Slopes

I am Gullion, old as time itself, older than the pre-dawn of life, forged in the crucible of a ring of fire, before man existed. Up here the air is pure and fresh and crisp as the frost of winter’s breath. I’ve seen it all from up here, here by the bottomless…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 6, 2016 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'

There once was a time when Irish giants roamed the earth, their feats of strength and courage becoming legendary. However, these were not the mythical Cuchulain, or Finn McCool; they were real men who pushed the boundary of what was thought to be humanly possible. They were known as “the Irish Whales” for their size and strength and they dominated the strength events of the Olympics for the first part of the 20th century.…

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Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on August 6, 2016 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 7 - August 13

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 7, 1890 labor organizer and American Communist Party official…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 6, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Reliving the 'Magic' at Pearse's Cottage in Connemara

photo of Piaras F. Mac Lochlainn at Rosmuc

My mother (God rest her) must have taken this photo. It was in Connemara and they were on their honeymoon… It was a long time ago, but we still had a copy in a dusty old photo album at home in Ranelagh. It was lovely to see it projected onto the gable end of Pearse’s Cottage in Ros Muc last weekend.

It’s a long story. But maybe today, I’ll just tell you about the short film that I produced as part of my artist’s…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on August 5, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

A Sincere Reply Regarding 'America's Birthday and the Irish'

It been a while since anyone held my feet to the fire over what I wrote, but Patrick O'Toole questioned some of the facts in my 7/5/16 blog America's Birthday and the…

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Added by Mike McCormack on August 4, 2016 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Irish Workshop Trots its Stuff at the Dublin Horse Show

Calling all horse enthusiasts:

The Irish Workshop had the honor of attending the 2016 Dublin Horse Show, and we must say we were absolutely tickled pink with the experience!…

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Added by The Irish Workshop on August 4, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Berries, Berries Everywhere

Why settle for a dessert with only one kind of berry when you can combine all the best the season has to offer in a dish appropriately called “Summer Pudding.” This deliciously simple sweet some attribute to the English; however, it's popular with Irish cooks as well and…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 1, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment


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Dr. Kathleen Lynn -- Irish Rebel, Politician and Humanitarian

Kathleen Lynn has been described as one of the great Irish humanitarians of the 20th century. Her influence extended throughout Irish society with her work in hospital medicine, her fight against poverty and disease, her career as a politician…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on August 1, 2016 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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