August 2017 Blog Posts (17)

How the Ancient Irish Oral Tradition Was Saved From Extinction

On a cold, wet evening in 576 AD, a flotilla of small, wave-tossed, leather-covered boats with tattered cloth sails, came to rest on the rocky shores of Lough Foyle close to the modern-day town of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 30, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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Added by Jim Lowney on August 29, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fruit Compote Reprised for Autumn Palates

The combination of chocolate and fruit is one that few can resist, so when I decided to offer this recipe for warm fruit compote, I realized I posted it back in February as a suggested topping for chocolate mousse cake to serve on Valentine’s…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 28, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Flying Back, I Barely Recognise My Hometown

When at 18 or 20, or in my case 24, you fly away on the adventure of a lifetime, you aren't thinking of your future self. When I first winged my way to Australia, I had no inkling where it would lead. Or all the losses it would lead to. For me. For my…

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Added by Anne Casey on August 28, 2017 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 27- September 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 27, 1798, the combined force of Gen. Humbert's small French invasion unit and western Irish rebels won one of the most famous battles ever fought in Ireland at Castlebar,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 26, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

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. After teaching in Cleraun and Keenagh, Casey…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 19, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Too Many Tomatoes? A Recipe For These 'Heroes of the Season'

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

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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 A.D., 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 chain…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 13, 2017 at 10:00pm — 6 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…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 10, 2017 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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 Kilorglin's Legendary Puck 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 — 2 Comments


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Valentine Trant McGillycuddy: Crazy Horse's Friend

On a hot September day in 1877 on the Pine Ridge reservation in the Dakota Territory (now South Dakota), a large group of angry Sioux were crowded around the guard house. Writhing in pain on the ground before them, bleeding profusely from his abdomen, lay…

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

'Exits & Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway and Beyond' On Stage

Arts PR unlimited announces Daniel P. Quinn is available for Book Signing Appearances for "Exits & Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway and Beyond, " at colleges, universities and bookstores in the United States.

Exits & Entrances was a selection of the week in NJ Ink by The Star…

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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 6:30pm — 2 Comments

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