All Blog Posts Tagged 'Limerick' (19)


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The Dromkeen Ambush: Down Into the Mire in County Limerick

On the cool, pleasant night of St. Stephens day, December 26, 1920, over two hundred men and women were dancing, eating and enjoying themselves at Caherguillamore House, three miles northeast of Bruff, in County Limerick. The Martin brothers from Bruff were providing the music. This was not a commonplace…

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Added by Joe Gannon on November 13, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Ireland Travel with a Loose Plan

Once upon a time, I spent a year living on the western coast of Ireland, in an area of Connemara called Inverin, which is thirteen miles up the coast road from Galway City. Last October, I had good cause to return for…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on April 6, 2015 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

April as a Surname

This interesting and uncommon name is of Old French origin.  It was introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066 and derives from the Old French "avril(l)."  The month of April, ultimately from the Latin…

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Added by Dee Notaro on April 1, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Limerick Challenge - Last Day to Enter!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we invite you to try your hand at writing a limerick!  The three best submissions will each win a child-size T-shirt from our friends at …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Edward 'Ned' Daly

Edward "Ned Daly" is one of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders less known for his role as Commandant in the Irish Military Brotherhood.  Out of a family of ten children, he was the…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 25, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Seán Heuston

Seán Heuston is yet another young man who is scarcely known as one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.  He does not share the historical iconic status that is accorded to James Connolly or Patrick Pearse, for…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — 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


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Adare Castle, County Limerick, Ireland

Adare Castle…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on July 18, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Mrs Who? A Wife by Any Other Name

I have been trying to find out who Mrs. Anne Banks was for the project, "The Very Generous Mrs Banks", but it is proving to be extremely difficult.…

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Added by Limerick's Life on July 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Visit to the University of Limerick

A lot of changes can occur in a place in 20 years. That is how long since I last visited the University of Limerick. At that…

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Added by P.J. Francis on June 18, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Farewell to The Celtic Tiger

Ireland has recently received criticism for offering favorable tax rates to American companies who relocate there. The governor of California was particularly scathing. Other EEC countries see it as being unfair to them. Everyone concerned has a valid point but it is difficult right now for the Irish government to change its policy. The fake economic boom known as the Celtic…

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Added by P.J. Francis on June 10, 2014 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

This Week in Irish History - April 6 - April 12

High bridge of the South Side Railroad across the Appomattox. Capture of this bridge allowed Union troops to catch up to Lee at Farmville…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Limerick the City

I am amazed at how often the descendants of Limerick emigrants come back to Limerick and are shocked that we do not look like the photo above, with barefooted children an women in shawls:

It has…

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Added by Limerick's Life on February 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Limerick, Ireland’s First City of Culture

Following on the heels of The Gathering, 2014 will introduce the Irish and tourists alike to Limerick, Ireland’s first City of…

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Added by margopenelope on January 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Introducing: The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way will be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in west Cork.  With a launch date of March 2014, this route…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments


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Irish Coffee - first served in the Buena Vista Café in San Francisco on November 10, 1952.

A group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am flight in Limerick on a cold Winter’s night in 1940. Joe Sheridan, the head chef at Foynes (the precursor to Shannon airport) put a little whiskey in their coffee to warm them and lo and behold the Irish whiskey was born.  Stanton…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on September 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Léightheoirí Nua Ag 'Angela´s Ashes' as Gaeilge

Baile Átha Cliath – Is minicí a aistrítear leabhra ó Ghaeilge go Béarla, ná a mhalairt.

Ocáid neamhghnáthach, dá bhrí sin, a bhí ann nuair a iarradh ar an scríobhnóir agus údar as Gaeilge,  Pádraig Breathnach,  leabhar Frank McCourt as Béarla, “Angela’s Ashes,” a aistriú go…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

‘Angela’s Ashes’ Gains Admirers ‘As Gaeilge’

DUBLIN -- It is more common for books in the Irish Language to be translated occasionally into English, than vice versa.

It was an unusual occurrence, therefore, when Irish language writer and author Pádraig Breathnach was  commissioned to translate Frank McCourt’s best seller, “Angela’s…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Sarsfield: 'Would It Were for Ireland'

Ah! Why, Patrick Sarsfield, did we let your ship sail

Away to the French Flanders from the green Innisfail.

For far from your country you lie cold and low:

Ah? Why Patrick Sarsfield, ah, why did you go.

We prayed, Patrick Sarsfield, to see you sail…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

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