All Blog Posts Tagged 'Patrick' (17)

The Church, the Tooth, and St. Patrick

What comes to mind for you when you hear the words “St. Patrick’s Day”? Green, I’d imagine; probably spirits, soda bread, and so on – but have you ever thought about…teeth?

Most people associate the loss of teeth with things…


Added by Wild West Irish Tours on March 11, 2018 at 10:00am — 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…


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

Patricius the Roman

Could I have come to Ireland without thought of God, merely in my own interest? Who was it made me come? For here I am a prisoner of the Spirit so that I may not see any of my family. Can it be out of the kindness of my heart that I carry out such…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 16, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Great Assembly at Tara (Part 3)

In the Great Hall, the attendees had begun to arrive and take their seats. King Laoghaire, already seated in his royal chair in the middle of the hall, was surrounded by his ten hand-picked individuals who attended him at all times and included a “high…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 9, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Now Comes the Spring -- 'Anois Teacht An Earraigh'

Once St. Brigid's Day has passed, our thoughts turn to the arrival of Spring . . .

I was reminded of what little credit I give sometimes Ireland's forgotten writers and poets, especially those who wrote in…


Added by Brian Nolan on February 1, 2016 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Strange Thing I Am

Patrick Pearse 10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916 (Image Source:

Added by Lonnie on February 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The History of Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick’s Day as been celebrated on March 17th since the early seventeenth century. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as the celebration of all things…


Added by The Irish Store on February 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 28-May 4

Thomas Ashe

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments

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…


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

"Faithful to us here, we loved him to the last.": Col. Patrick Kelly



More Than 100 Turn Out to Honor Slain Irish Brigade Commander Patrick Kelly

"Faithful to us here, we loved him to the last."

WOODSIDE, N.Y. -- With these words, Col. Patrick Kelly's family and comrades-in-arms…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 4:32am — No Comments

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…


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

Colonel Patrick Guiney: Boston's 'Good Knight'

By Christian G. Samito

When rebellion threatened to destroy the Union, Patrick Robert Guiney swiftly rallied to its defense, proving to be a brave fighter and one of the most articulate Irish supporters of his adopted country. Perhaps his…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

'Celebrating 250 Years' Brings Parade to Life



Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 10:57pm — No Comments

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