In November of 1846, as the war between Mexico and the United States raged, an unusual unit of the Mexican army was formed by General Santa Anna, it was called the San Patricios or St. Patrick's Company. Commanded by John Riley, a deserter from Company K of…Continue
Delighted to learn that my book “Out of…Continue
It was 1948, and as the military half-track drove through the Beit Netofa Valley, at the village of Madna in Galilee, shots rang out. One Israeli soldier was killed and another was hit in the head. A sniper had zeroed in on the men and was…Continue
Added by David Lawlor on May 11, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
I once held the conceit that Maureen O'Hara was my mother. So it came as both a surprise and a delight to come across a picture of the deservedly famous Irish redhead standing alongside my father.
In the photo above, Dad is standing,…Continue
It was a little after 2 am on April 15, 1912. The deck of the R.M.S. Titanic was now tilted over 6 degrees toward the sinking bow. As 17-year-old Jack Thayer and 30-year-old Milton Long moved toward one of the last remaining lifeboats on the boat deck,…Continue
Tuesday, May 3, 1921 was a beautiful, sunny day in the nearly treeless Partry Mountains above the town of Tourmakeady, County Mayo, but Tom Maguire was in no condition to enjoy the weather. Maguire, the C/O of the South Mayo Flying Column,…Continue
On the Hill of Uisneach, in a portion of land taken from the province of Connaught, a…Continue
The body of a person who died in the workhouse was placed in a coffin and brought to their final resting place on the coffin…Continue
Lemon desserts seem to be more delicious on a spring day, but you’ll want to keep this one on a year-round basis to have with a cup of tea. Technically, it fits into the “quick bread” baking category, but…Continue
Added by Margaret M. Johnson on April 17, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Here is an article I wrote on my blog about traditional Irish musical instruments. I hope you like it.
There are many instruments used today in Traditional Irish Music. Many have evolved over centuries; some are ancient, while some are much…Continue
Added by ADRIAN McGRATH on April 16, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Now rise up DJ Allman, arise and tell me true
Who fought at Headford Station that day along with you?
Who stood out on that platform board, who fired that signal gun?
Who fought to free old Ireland with you my darling son?
Chocolate is definitely the flavor-of-the-month when Easter rolls around, so you might want to add just one more recipe — like this creamy cheesecake — to your dessert basket. You’ll find this and other springtime desserts in my cookbook,…Continue
What comes to mind for you when you hear the words “St. Patrick’s Day”? Green, I’d imagine; probably spirits, soda bread, and so on – but have you ever thought about…teeth?
Most people associate the loss of teeth with things…Continue
Added by Wild West Irish Tours on March 11, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments
When it comes time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, soda bread, bacon and cabbage, and Guinness probably rise to the top of the holiday menu. And why not? These iconic dishes are among the most popular for the Irish worldwide, and one more…Continue
Added by Margaret M. Johnson on March 2, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
When the rebels in Britain’s American colonies rose up against British rule in 1776, some of the most stalwart supporters of the cause of independence were the same Irish clans that had fought against the English / British rule of their own island for…Continue
Ireland has been calling to me for many years and last month I finally answered. My sister, Gloria, our life long friend, Valerie and my newphew Chris and his girlfriend, Morgan, spent nine days (not nearly enough time) visiting Dublin and Northern…Continue
Fourteen-year-old Patricia Walsh, her mother, father, and six siblings, scratched out a living in the stone fields of County Galway, Ireland. Colum Walsh supported the family as a stonemason building estate structures and repairing the fences of an…Continue
Added by Johnnie Bernhard on February 15, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments
Since the ancient past, societies have honored athletes. Athletic competition may have developed out of pragmatic concerns such as training warriors, but it was soon realized that certain individuals were gifted with exceptional talents. In the…Continue
Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on February 8, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments
"He nothing common did or…Continue