All Blog Posts Tagged 'Kildare' (8)

The Great Escape - Irish Style

As a child, "The Great Escape" was one film that never failed to entertain me. Aside from a stellar cast that included Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough (above), Charles Bronson, James Garner and a host of…

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Added by David Lawlor on May 22, 2015 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

A Woman Needs a Woman to Pray To!

It is a frigid-2 degrees morning with glittering sun-gold snow mounds and I am in need of prayer. I’ve been weakened by the flu and the vicissitudes of life. And yet I am hopeful and grateful this day, even if another foot of snow looms ahead. It is St. Brigid’s Day, February 1st. And because freedom to believe and…

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Added by Cynthia Neale on February 1, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

The Maigue Poets

Geneticists at Trinity College, Dublin have recently discovered that the Irish gene pool is the least diluted in all of Europe if not indeed, the world. They have also…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 21, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

‘Meagher of the Sword’ – The Civil War Legend and His Kildare Boyhood

By Robert Doyle

He is one of the most iconic figures of the American Civil War and, as the commander of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade, Thomas Francis Meagher (right, from from Arthur Griffith's "Meagher of the Sword,"…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments


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‘The Irish Pub’ Reviewed: The Perfect Pint and a Fabulous Film

What draws me back to Ireland over and over again?  There’s the stunning physical beauty.  But what makes a beautiful place so special?  For me, it’s the people: their intellect, passion, warmth and wit. …

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on May 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: May 4 - May 10

The National Library of Ireland

Willie Pearse

DOMHNAIGH --…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Step Back in Time and See Ireland from the Late 1800s Onwards

Let's take a look back to the late 1800s and…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 19, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments


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Brigit: The Goddess Who Became a Woman, and a Saint

In Part 3 of WG's 3-part series "When the Goddess Ruled," Ronnie Drew-Kopp explains why Brigit remains a uniquely Irish figurehead, with a legacy of both Goddess and Christian saint.

By Ronnie T. Stout-Kopp

Special to…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 19, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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