September 2017 Blog Posts (10)

Coney Island, Co. Sligo Looking Out at Sligo Bay

The others climbed down to the beach, and I had my "moment" of arrival in Ireland: "This is where it all began!"  It was so beautiful I felt the tears just well up.…

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Added by Maureen Kelley-Olson on September 17, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Coney Island, Co. Sligo

On the Second Morning of our tour, we traveled to Coney Island...( and yes, Coney Island in New York is named for her!)  Our guide Martin Byrne serenaded me with Maguire's March, in honor of my Irish Language Teacher here in Richmond, Denis Maguire.…

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Added by Maureen Kelley-Olson on September 17, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 17 - September 23

DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 16, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Irish and Latin Community

Almost all Americans have experienced the Irish contribution to the United States, but the Irish have been instrumental to the history of many countries. The other most notable after the United States is the settlements of Australia and…

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Added by Pedro R Centeno on September 13, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Reminiscing with Fall Fruit

My family always called this not-too-sweet apple cake “nobby”…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 11, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 10 - September 16

DOMHNAIGH On September 10, 1602, “Red” Hugh O’Donnell died in Simancas, Spain. “Red” Hugh is one of the most romantic figures in Irish history. (Right: Donegal Castle in Donegal Town) In 1588, at about…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Tomatoes… One More Time!

When we’re lucky, the tomato season can extend well into September. Some late bloomers barely ripen at all though, staying evergreen and not too tasty on their own. A great solution to making use of green tomatoes is to fry them for a delicious…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 4, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare

Come all you gallant Irishmen, come listen for a while

I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle

’Tis of an awful, awful ambush I’d have you to beware

That happened in Rineen, in a spot in County Clare.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 2, 2017 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 3 - September 9

DOMHNAIGH -- On September 3, 1842, John Devoy, (in a prison photo, left) one of the most devoted revolutionaries the world has ever seen, was born in Kill, County Kildare. John showed his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 2, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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