August 2017 Blog Posts (11)

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.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 19, 2017 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Too Many Tomatoes?

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

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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 AD, 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…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 13, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 13 - August 19

MÁIRT -- On August 15, 1909, the Ancient Order of Hibernians dedicated a monument to victims of the Great Hunger at Grosse Ile, in Quebec, Canada. More than 60 years had passed since more than 5,000 Irish men, women, and children had…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now

Irish author and poet John Anthony Brennan has previously written a book of poetry and a philosophical memoir; but his latest production, Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now, represents yet another genre: a history of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 10, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

For Sinead and other Kindred Spirits...

We Irish artists, descended, as we undoubtedly are from the tribe of Dannan, an ancient breed of mystics, are tasked with the unenviable mission of walking the invisible, fine line. It is a gift that enables us to transcend the mundane, and experience…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 10, 2017 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Going to the Fair!

It was thirty-three years ago this week that I made my first trip to…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am — 5 Comments


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Valentine Trant McGillycuddy: "Ta-sunka Witko Kola", Crazy Horse's Friend

(Above: Oglala Sioux Ghost Dance at the Pine Ridge Native Reservation. Illustration by Frederic Remington, 1890.)…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 7, 2017 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

Daniel P. Quinn is available for Book Signing for "organized labor" or "Exits & Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway and Beyond, " at Colleges, Universities or Book stores in the USA.

Arts PR unlimited announces Daniel P. Quinn is available for Book Signing Appearances for "Exits & Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway and Beyond, " at Colleges, Universities or Book stores in the USA.

Exits & Entrances was a selection of the week in NJ Ink by The Star Ledger (2008),…

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Added by Daniel P Quinn on August 7, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 6 - August 12

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 6, 1775, Daniel O'Connell , 'The Liberator,' one of the most influential men in Irish history was born near Cahirciveen, County Kerry. Raised by his uncle, Daniel learned the Irish language and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The History behind Lughnasagh

At the Ould Lammas Fair boys were you ever there

Were you ever…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 1, 2017 at 6:35pm — 2 Comments

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