November 2014 Blog Posts (68)

The Norman Invasion of Ireland. (An excerpt from the award winning book "Don't Die With Regrets.")

Malachy Brennan, my father, was a descendant of one of two clans who arrived in Ireland approximately two thousand five hundred years ago, after separating from the larger wave of an amalgam of migrating…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments


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The Diary of an Emigrant and Dissenter

Book Review

"Against the Wind", by J.A. O'Brien

 Reviewer: Michael Halpenny

 

The full title of this book is "Against the Wind: Memoir of a Dissident Dubliner." However, this is not the diary of someone strenuously opposed to the Good Friday Agreement,…

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Added by Against The Wind on November 30, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 30 - December 6

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William Brimmage Bate, the 10th Tennessee's division commander at the battle of Franklin.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 29, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

'Danny Boy: The Ballad that Bewitched the World'

Elvis believed it written by angels. It was heard at the wake of a Princess and the funeral of an American president.

“Danny Boy: The Ballad that Bewitched the World” is a documentary that takes you on a…

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Added by The Last Torch on November 29, 2014 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Hunger

A reminder for us all at this time of plenty. 

We, in this century, have the capability of producing enough food to feed everyone on the planet and have a surplus.

With more compassion for our fellow man, no-one would or should ever have to suffer the pangs of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 29, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Have an Irish Christmas Dinner

Who’s up for cooking a traditional Irish Christmas dinner? It will take some advanced planning, so here are some tips and recipes to get you going.

Christmas dinners traditionally…

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Added by Cindy Thomson on November 29, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Memorials, Tombstones and Cenotaphs

What is the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard? Graveyards are in the "yards" of churches.  The use of tombstones may go back to the belief that ghosts could be weighed…

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Added by Dee Notaro on November 29, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Irish Christmas Gifts Drawing

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‘Tis better to give than receive, we often hear, especially at Christmas. We at The Wild Geese Irish Social Network are giving four of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 28, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Shop Small (& Irish) this Saturday & Beyond

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that November 29th is Small Business Saturday ... a day directing the focus on small, local, and independent…

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Added by Irish Fireside on November 28, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Big Brown

The Big Brown

 

The fly slowly spins in air before me,

Arcing downward, to darker, cooler water.

A ripple forms and…

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Added by Denis Hearn on November 27, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment


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2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * For Anyone *

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * For Kids *

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * For Her *

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * Stocking Stuffers *

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2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * For Him *

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

'What Is Seldom Is Wonderful' -- Mystical Innismurray Island on the Wild West Irish Tour

Innismurray Island is, perhaps, the gem of the Wild Atlantic Way and is certainly a place where…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on November 25, 2014 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

The Honor Price in Brehon Law

Early Irish society was hierarchical and divided into numerous ranks.  A person’s rank was determined by his material wealth.  As a person’s fortunes changed, his rank in society…

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Added by Catherine Duggan on November 23, 2014 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 23 - November 29

From a Massachusetts Ancient Order of Hibernians poster commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the hanging of the Manchester Martyrs.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 22, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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