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Fabulous Fish for Lent

Ash Wednesday already? A little more than two months ago all thoughts were of Christmas turkey and ham, and only a few weeks ago we were digging into Super Bowl chili and munching on Buffalo wings. But now it’s time now for fish, and…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 27, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Canals Dug By the Irish in the United States

The Erie Canal in New York was the first canal dug by the Irish.  They did a splendid job and were hired by Mansuel White to dig the New Basin Canal in New Orleans. They were shipped in but the conditions were so bad -- no shelter. no food -- that they…

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Added by margaret campbell on February 27, 2017 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: Feb. 26 - March 4

LUAIN - On February 27, 1735, Thomas Conway, a soldier in French and U.S. armies, was born in Cloghane, County Kerry. Conway was taken to France at the age of six to be educated and, in 1749, he joined the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 25, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Recipes From Finn McCool's Pub, New Orleans

How can we spend all this time discussing the Irish in New Orleans without talking about food?

To fill that lack, Pauline Patterson of New Orleans' own …

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Make Way for the Irish

by Dr. Laura Kelley

The Irish of New Orleans today can be found in many places, some familiar and others less…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 21, 2015 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

The Irish in New Orleans: An Introduction

Laura D. Kelley’s Irish roots dictated the focus of her study, and Irish luck lent a hand when she met on her first day in the Crescent City a man from “da Channel”– the Irish Channel – with an unusual accent reminiscent of New York City even though he was born and raised in New…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 15, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments


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Gifts on Sale in Time for St. Patrick's Day!

Shamrock Gifts and more available with a 20% discount to celebrate upcoming St. Patrick's Day.



Sale on until Sunday, March 5th, while stocks last.…



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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 22, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

'The Irish Milliner,' Fourth Novel in 'The Irish Dresser' Series

It is New York City and the Civil War is brewing. Norah McCabe, an Irish immigrant who escaped the Famine as a child, is now a young widow with a daughter. A milliner, struggling to survive in tumultuous times,…

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Added by Cynthia Neale on February 10, 2017 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

My First Love

The first time I fell in love was in the children’s section of Brooke Park library. I was 11 and she was 10, and her name was Josephine and she had so many freckles on her face that she was a haze of delight.

It didn’t take long for me to work out that she changed…

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Added by Colm Herron on February 13, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

A Chocolate Treat for Valentine's Day -- and Beyond

Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of poet Geoffrey Chaucer, when the tradition of courtly love was very much in vogue. The day evolved into an occasion where lovers expressed their feelings for each…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 13, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments


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The Battle of Crossbarry: ... 'Who Piped Old Ireland Free'

They sought to wipe the column out,

From east to west, from north to south,

“Till at Crossbarry’s bloody rout

The woke from their day dreaming

Though ten to one they were that day

Our boys were…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 10, 2017 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Great Irish Romances: W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne

Love In a Time of Turmoil

It could rightfully be considered in an inauspicious start to a great love story, when years…

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Added by Lisa Fortin Jackson on February 4, 2014 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Romantic Ireland: Irish Stories, Myths and Traditions

Looking to land an Irish lad or lassie like they do in the movies? Planning a trip for your honeymoon in Ireland?  Researching…

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Added by margopenelope on December 17, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Claddagh Ring Overseas: Legend, Fact & the Rise of an Icon

Today the iconic claddagh ring is, along with the harp and shamrock, one of the most widely recognized and most iconically “Irish” symbols in America. The commercial value of the…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on February 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

Pre-Valentine's Midwinter Supper, Starring, Ahem, 'Honey' Wine

 I usually try to post a recipe that’s tied to a holiday or a seasonal ingredient but, frankly, since we’re between Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day, I’m just going to suggest a simple midwinter pork chop dish that I think you’ll enjoy. The…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 6, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Try This Southwestern Accent on Coddle

Dia daoibh a chaidre! (Hello friends!) 

If you are…

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Added by Katie Ginder on February 3, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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Romancing the Truth -- The Legendary 'Molly Malone'

Who was Molly Malone? . . . That is a very good question, a question that has had many historians baffled, and continues to be debated by experts in this field for many a decade. Stranger than fiction, an inspiration to many millions of people all over the world,…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on January 23, 2017 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

The Best Time To Travel To Ireland Is NOW!

Save as much as $1200 and come see Cherish the Ladies!…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on January 21, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment


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Claddagh & Hearts: Special Offer for Wild Geese Members

“Be my valentine” = “A bheith ar mo vailintín”



We're getting ready for Valentine's Day with a special 10% discount on our website on all things Hearts &…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on January 30, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Ploughman's Lunch Makes Super Meal For Super Bowl!

A ploughman’s lunch is a traditional salad made with sliced meats — most often chicken, turkey, ham, or roast beef — and cheddar cheese, coleslaw, or chutney. Popular in the United Kingdom as well as in Ireland, the salad is open to wide interpretation…

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

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