August 2018 Blog Posts (9)

The Great Famine of 1315



Five hundred and thirty years before the death and devastation caused in 1847 by An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger), Ireland suffered an equally horrific event that begun in 1315 and was the first in a series of large-scale disasters that devastated Europe in the 14th century. A continent-wide famine began with…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 27, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 26- September 1

LUAIN -- 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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 25, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

'Coffin Ships' and The Great Irish Famine

This is an article I wrote for my site about Coffin Ships and the Potato Famine:…

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Added by ADRIAN McGRATH on August 23, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Just Peachy! (Peach-Blackberry Tart, That Is)

As August comes to a close, the fruits of summer show no signs of slowing down — lots of peaches, blackberries, plums, and nectarines available for snacking and baking. This tart recipe starts with a shortbread-like crust, and then it’s filled…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 19 - August 25

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 19, 1504, the battle of Knockdoe was fought northeast of Galway by the forces of Gerald Fitzgerald, 'The Great Earl,' and his Anglo-Irish allies, against those of his son-in-law, Ulick de Burgh, or Burke of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 18, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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Mountain Man John Colter: Surviving 'Naked and Afraid'

John Colter’s leg muscles were burning and his lungs were aching, but he kept his legs moving. As he glanced over his shoulder he could see that most of the Blackfoot warriors chasing him were far behind now, but there was one far ahead of the others,…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 15, 2018 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 12 - August 18

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 12, 1834, just after midnight, an anti-Catholic mob attacked the Ursuline Convent School in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and burned it to the ground as the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 11, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 5 - August 11

LUAIN -- 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 Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 4, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Chillin' With An Al Fresco Brunch: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

With the recent stretch of warm — make that HOT — weather in Ireland and elsewhere, everyone wants to dine al fresco. I know I’ve been eating three meals a day in the great outdoors, especially brunch on weekends when I’ve been serving these…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 3, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

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