All Blog Posts Tagged 'Italy' (6)


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The Story of St. Valentine's Day: The Irish Link

The shrine of St. Valentine is found at the beautiful Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin, Ireland.

Fr. John Spratt was an Irish Carmelite and a well-known preacher, who worked among the poor in the Liberties in Dublin, Ireland. He…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 7, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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The Story of St. Valentine's Day: Origins

"Be my valentine" in Irish = “A bheith ar mo vailintín”

14th February is Valentine’s Day, but how did it all start?…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 2, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Rome's Trinity College Irish Pub

Italian culture is strong -- endearingly strong.  I wouldn't want it any other way, because Italians do many things right.  Food, coffee, art, family ... the list could be a rather lengthy one.  So when a small bit of…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on March 7, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

'To God the Best and the Greatest'

Aodh Mór Ó Néill died on this date, 20th July, in 1616.

In his biography, 'The Great O'Neill', Seán Ó Faoláin portrays the exile O'Neill's last days in Rome as a period of despair and disillusionment.

This really was not how it was supposed to end. In…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on July 20, 2013 at 6:30am — 19 Comments

ITICA National Fish & Chips Day

Ready for a somewhat obscure bit of celebratory news?  Did you know the Italian community in Ireland (and especially Dublin) has a long, proud history of operating some of the most established fish & chips restaurants in the country?  Yes, indeed!  In fact, the involvement of Italian immigrants in…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on May 29, 2013 at 4:55am — No Comments

Chatting with ‘Max O’Rover’ on Italish-Irish Relations (Jan. 4, 1913)

Italian writer and editor Massimiliano Roveri is driven, and, in a sense, adrift, as a storyteller who has found himself 1,300 miles from Ireland, the country that inspires him most. Roveri, 43, based in the central Italian province of Tuscany, has…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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