November 2016 Blog Posts (49)

Gingerbread Helps Make Scents of the Season

Gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, even the smell of ginger signals that the Christmas season is upon us. Made from sugars and spices brought back from the Middle East by soldiers returning from the Crusades, gingerbread first…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 29, 2016 at 8:00am — 4 Comments


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Take a Step Back -- Irish Roots Magazine

IRISH ROOTS magazine was first published in 1992 by Belgrave Publications. IRISH ROOTS Media Ltd acquired Irish Roots magazine in 2007 and the publication continues to go from strength to strength. IRISH ROOTS magazine aims to furnish readers with high quality informative content and to assist them to overcome the many hurdles so often encountered in Irish genealogy. Working with an accomplished team of experienced genealogists we pride ourselves in…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 28, 2016 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments


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Lucille Yseult Dudley: The Woman Who Shot Rossa

In 1885, Lucy Coverdale, aka Lucille Yseult Dudley, made an unsucessful attempt on the life of Rossa. She was found to be insane at trial and ended up in a lunatic asylum at Auburn, in New York.…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 27, 2016 at 7:00pm — 13 Comments


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Mayo's Father Andrew Conroy: Martyr of the 1798 Rising

There’s many a lonely hearth-stone tonight in wide Mayo,

There’s many a gallant heart content again can never know

But darkest woe and grief for him the saintly true and tried,

Who on the Saxon scaffold that day for freedom died.

         --  From “The…

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Added by Joe Gannon on November 26, 2016 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 27 - December 3

MÁIRT -- On November 29, 1895, Denny Lane (right), author and poet, and member of the revolutionary…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Grant in Ireland, Part 3: Farewell to Ireland, Forever

Staying overnight in Derry, Grant spent the next day looking at the city's historic walls, and the "Roaring Meg" cannon. He and his party then headed for Belfast.

(Right: The walls of Derry City.)

En route, workers and other spectators waited in the rain…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2016 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


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Christmas Book Picks From Four Courts Press, #3

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 25, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments


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'Grave Matters' and Other Book Picks from Four Courts Press

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 22, 2016 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Leftover Heaven!

A great way to use up leftovers from Thursday’s turkey is to make a potpie laden with potatoes, carrots, and peas. (Add mushrooms if you like.) This recipe is a popular post-Thanksgiving dish in the United States and a year-round favorite in homes and…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 21, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ask Not Why

'My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.' -- JFK…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 21, 2016 at 12:00am — 13 Comments


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John Russell Young With President Grant in Ireland

Born in Dunamanna, County Tyrone, Ireland. John Russell Young (November 20, 1840 – January 17, 1899) was a journalist, author, diplomat, and the seventh Librarian of the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 19, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 20-26

DOMHNAIGH-- On the morning of Nov. 20, 1917, the 16th Irish Division of the British army assaulted an area of the German lines known as "Tunnel Trench," named for an elaborate tunnel system that ran along it. The attack was meant as a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 19, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


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The Si-Og Company -- Collectible Dolls From the West of Ireland

The Si-Og Company is located just south of the River Shannon on the west coast of Ireland.

We specialize in making limited edition Collectible Dolls, which are handmade by…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 16, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

10 Things You Might Not Know About Irish Pubs

1. Ancient Irish law decreed 24-hour opening.

Under Brehon Law – first codified in the sixth and seventh centuries – each local king was required to have his own bruigu (also sometimes spelled brughaid), or brewer. A bruigu was obliged to have “a…

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Added by Kevin Martin on November 16, 2016 at 11:00am — 8 Comments


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Royal Tara Giftware in Galway, Ireland's City of the Tribes

For over 50 years, fine bone china table and giftware have been synonymous with Royal Tara Giftware in Galway, Ireland's City of the Tribes. A prosperous merchant town in the 16th century, when it was run by 14 successful…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 16, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment


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Mary Margaret McBride -- 'The First Lady of Radio'

Mary Margaret McBride, "The First Lady of Radio," was born November 16, 1899, in Paris, Missouri, to an Irish-American father, Thomas Walker McBride and a Scottish American Mother, Elizabeth…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 15, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Recovering and Refocusing, and a Change in Format

Recovering from a stroke provides a fellow time to consider his future. I plan to make 2 changes as my 83rd BD rapidly approaches. …



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Added by James Francis Smith on November 15, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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