September 2013 Blog Posts (62)

Ballymore Eustace Publications

Ballymore Eustace through the Years

The First Chronicle

 

In 1953 we saw the first Ballymore Eustace and Hollywood Chronicle. 

This publication gave a flavour of the area.  The next publication was Christmas 1958 when we had a pamphlet.

 

Other Publications

 

In 1972, we had another Chronicle.  In 1984, the Football Club brought out a book to mark the centenary of the GAA.  In 2000, Michael…

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Added by Matt Purcell on September 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

The United Irishmen



By Mike McCormack, AOH National Historian

One of the closest times that the Irish ever came to independence from the Crown happened when Irish Catholics and Protestants united in a brotherhood of purpose for the benefit of all.  It was inspired by…

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Added by Mike McCormack on September 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Always Remember ~ Cumann na mBan

Mary (Mollie) Gill, Murphystown, Dundrum - first President of Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael from 1923-1941

Frances Mary Josephine Gabriel Hurley, Ballybrack - released from the North Dublin Union on 29 September 1923

Dollie Jeffares,…

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Added by Bit Devine on September 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments


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John Paul II: 1979 Visit to Ireland

On September 29, 1979, John Paul II became the first Pope to set foot on Irish soil.  1,250,000 people (1/4 of the population of the island of Ireland, and 1/3 of the population of the Republic of Ireland) attended…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on September 29, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments


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Michaelmas: A Feast with Geese





Michaelmas Day falls every year on the 29th of September.   It marks the end of the harvest.  In Christian mythology, the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on September 29, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 29 - October 5

National Museum of Ireland

Kathleen Clarke

DOMHNAIGH -- On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 28, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Great Hunger Museum: A Destination, Not a Detour

In September, after one of my occasional trips to Boston, I decided to take a detour to investigate The Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University. Friends had told me about the collection hosted at the library on the Hamden Connecticut campus, until last September, when it moved…

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Added by Jim Curley on September 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Diasporational: Stories from the Irish Diaspora

I posted a story yesterday about the Blind Irish Fiddler aboard the Bounty.

That story is part of a series - DIASPORATIONAL - featuring historical figures from the Irish Diaspora; Politicians, Hollywood stars, activists, writers.

All of the posts can be seen here on my blog

"Silence Exile Cunning ... Maple…

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Added by Niall McArdle on September 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

From the Turf to the Surf

(My dad was a lorry driver for Bord Na Mona, the Irish Peat/turf development board, and I was asked to write a remembrance of those times for their pensioners' magazine. Thanks to his job I was able as a kid to travel over most of Ireland to deliver equipment and…

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Added by rob mullally on September 27, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Crosswords at the Crossroads: Top Tourist Destinations

Our Irish-themed crossword puzzles are among the most popular features in The Wild Geese community.  This time around, we focus on the most visited tourist destinations in Ireland, as recorded by Fáilte Ireland.  This list may come in…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Inisfada

InisFada / (pronounced in-ish-FAH-dah), Inisfada... Gaelic for Long…

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Added by Chuck Idol on September 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

The Blind Irish Fiddler and 'The Mutiny on the Bounty'

Say the word "mutiny," and it is a fair bet that most people will immediately think Bounty. Maritime history is filled with tales of desertion and revolt against a ship’s captain, some bloodier than others, but none…

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Added by Niall McArdle on September 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

Film Review: 'The Irish Pub'

The Irish Pub is an absolute gem of a movie that should be seen by everyone.  In an age when we are hooked by the latest box sets from HBO, Netflix or RTE, this film stands alone as the finest example of documentary film making that has come our way in quite a…

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Added by Tony Lawless on September 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments


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Irish Coffee - first served in the Buena Vista Café in San Francisco on November 10, 1952.

A group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am flight in Limerick on a cold Winter’s night in 1940. Joe Sheridan, the head chef at Foynes (the precursor to Shannon airport) put a little whiskey in their coffee to warm them and lo and behold the Irish whiskey was born.  Stanton…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on September 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Why people Should Not Criticize Gabriel Byrne About The Catholic Church & Other Thoughts

Things that have started running through my mind, such as why so many people have started to bash Gabriel Byrne so harshly. Bash him over what his thoughts are over the Catholic Church. Which indeed Mr. Byrne is right about in terms of the fact that, the Catholic Church is as a whole, a corrupted institution no?! The Catholic Church indeed remains a corrupt institution--I mean if one looks at things like "The Tudors," "The Borgias," "Pillars of the Earth," or indeed even the current…

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Added by Sarah R on September 23, 2013 at 2:29am — No Comments

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1588 ~ Streedagh Strand ~ County Sligo.

Some of King Philip of Spain's Armada run in to treacherous stormy waters and are pushed into the West coast of Ireland. The ships are crushed on the shore with many Spaniards losing their lives.

The beach is strewn with bodies some dead, some half alive, and some staggering around dazed.…

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Added by The Last Torch on September 23, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 22 - September 28

From "History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798," published in 1799

The battle of Ballinamuck, after which Bartholomew Teeling was captured.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 21, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Nicholas Gray: Irish Rebel - War of 1812 - Land Office

I believe the portrait at left is Nicholas Gray.

Nicholas Gray was an attorney in Co. Wexford, Ireland and in 1795 married Elinor Hughes. His life changed dramatically when he took part in the 1798 Rebellion as the Secretary to the Rebel Council of Wexford and also as Aide -de-Camp to Beauchamp Bagenal Harvey…

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Added by Don Gray on September 21, 2013 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Friends of Merlin Woods, Galway

There is an interesting facebook group called friends of Merlin Woods. Merlin Woods is  a lovely green area on the outskirts of Galway city.The woods have already been decimated by houses built during the Celtic Tiger madness and now there are plans to build  a road through the woods. Galway is  a lovely city but the city fathers do not have any forward planning for anything and would not think decide about destroying this woodland.  Some nice pictures on the site and a petition that needs…

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Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on September 21, 2013 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

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