All Blog Posts Tagged 'History' (78)

The Miami Showband Massacre: The Day The Music Was Silenced

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It is widely accepted that the traditions of music and storytelling in Ireland, are among the most original and earliest forms of communication in Europe. The one thing that truly unites all the differing factions in Ireland is our love of and deep respect for music. Music unites, gladdens and…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 13, 2018 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #9

Day 9 ~ Slán to Ireland

A quiet thread of melancholy hovered over me as I made my way to breakfast on the last morning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 8, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #8

Day 8 ~ A Day of History and Reflection

The final day of my Wild West Clare-Connemara-Galway Tour was a…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 5, 2018 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh





This month we remember Irishman Oliver Plunkett, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who was hung, drawn and quartered, on July 1, 1681 at Tyburn Gallows, London. That barbaric act made him the last Catholic victim martyred as a direct result of the devious ‘Popish…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 1, 2018 at 10:13am — 6 Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #7

Day 7 ~ A Place to Call Home

I have discovered Heaven.

Another…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 1, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #6

Day 6 ~ On Top of the World

A heat wave has hit Ireland this week, and I’ve managed to acquire a bit of a sunburn…and I’m having the time of my life!…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 28, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #5

Day 5 ~ A Spiritual Journey

A scorcher in the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

From Romance to Reality: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 4

Another fabulous day in the Wild West of Ireland that brought out the romantic in me!

Our first stop was the “Quiet Man Bridge,” where John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara played out the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

History and Old Hollywood: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 3

A lovely day for a cruise…and that’s exactly what we did!

We left our B&B early and drove through gently-rolling, sheep-dotted hills, while the clouds chased the sun and the sun chased back in…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Finding History, Inspiration: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 2

The sun shone brightly on the second day of my Clare-Connemara-Galway tour.

We got an early start and headed to Bunratty…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Adventure Begins: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 1

My Clare-Connemara-Galway tour started out with a bang, filled with history, fascinating details that only locals would know, and…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Slaughter in South Armagh

The period between November 1974 and January 1976 was a particularly dark and frightening time around South Armagh. I remember vividly the fear and shock being felt around the area at that time and when McArdles Bar in Crossmaglen was bombed in Nov. 74, leaving one dead and several seriously injured,…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 2, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

O'Reilly: Fenian Rebel, Convict and Poet

This month in January 1868, after a voyage of 89 days, an infamous convict-ship docked for the last time in Freemantle harbor, Western Australia.

On October 12, 1867,…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 25, 2018 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

How the Ancient Irish Oral Tradition Was Saved From Extinction

On a cold, wet evening in 576 AD, a flotilla of small, wave-tossed, leather-covered boats with tattered cloth sails, came to rest on the rocky shores of Lough Foyle close to the modern-day town of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 30, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

'Exits & Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway and Beyond' On Stage

Arts PR unlimited announces Daniel P. Quinn is available for Book Signing Appearances for "Exits & Entrances: Producing Off-Broadway and Beyond, " at colleges, universities and bookstores in the United States.

Exits & Entrances was a selection of the week in NJ Ink by The Star…

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Added by Daniel P Quinn on August 7, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The History Behind Lughnasagh

At the Ould Lammas Fair boys were you ever there

Were you ever…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 1, 2017 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Thomas Addis Emmet: Twice a Rebel

Today we remember with pride the great Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who led an Irish rebellion that occurred 23 July 1803, 214 years ago today. Robert Emmet had an equally patriotic brother who took part in, not one, but two rebellions. Here is his fascinating story…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 23, 2017 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 16 - July 22

MÁIRT -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal joined the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 15, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Great Assembly at Tara (Part 4 of 4)

In the last week of July 431 A.D., Patricius left his residence at Ard Mhacha and traveled with his retinue south toward the kingdom of Midhe. He had been summoned, by royal decree, to a meeting with the reigning monarch, king Laoghaire…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on April 1, 2017 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

Irish Capes and Shawls and the Charm of Heritage Fashion



Irish Fashion

Customs & Traditions…

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Added by Blarney Woollen Mills on January 10, 2017 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

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