All Blog Posts Tagged 'Women' (64)

Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of discovery into the lives of Irish immigrant children 150 years ago.

Image: 'Image Above: Falling' by Jane…


Added by Anne Casey on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 6 - August 12

DOMHNAIGH -- On August 6, 1775, Daniel O'Connell , 'The Liberator,' one of the most influential men in Irish history was born near Cahirciveen, County Kerry. Raised by his uncle, Daniel learned the Irish language and…


Added by The Wild Geese on August 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

'Would You Ever Think of Coming Home?'

I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are…


Added by Anne Casey on July 25, 2017 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

The Forgotten Women of 1916

When President Michael D. Higgins gave the keynote address on International Women’s Day in Ireland this year, he spoke of the “diverse and often boundary breaking roles played by women in the Uprising of 1916, as well as the impact of the role of women in the…


Added by Jim Hawkins on May 25, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Incomparable Madge Herron

In April 2004 I was launching my first novel at the Irish cultural centre in Hammersmith, London, when a lady came over to me and shook my hand.

“I think I may be your cousin,” she said. “My name is Ethna Herron. You…


Added by Colm Herron on May 3, 2017 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887 Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney (right), trade unionist and revolutionary was born at Fisher's…


Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

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Viking Women in Ireland

What can the artifacts found buried with Viking women in Ireland tell us about their lives? Maeve Sikora, assistant keeper at the National Museum of Ireland, focuses on everyday objects excavated at burial sites and what they tell us about the…


Added by Nollaig 2016 on October 17, 2016 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

Emma Kline: Hoop-Skirt Smuggler During the Siege of Vicksburg

In 1864, 20-year-old Vicksburg resident Emma Kline was arrested by Union officials, who were then occupying the city, perched above the Mississippi River in the state bearing the same name. She was charged with the crime of smuggling, one…


Added by Don Gray on February 6, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Injustice That Informs 'Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood'

My historical novel "Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood" is based on an actual Irish family, and I've had people ask about their story. The Lockwoods' story…


Added by Mark Bois on December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

On Her 95th, Recalling Three Days with Maureen O'Hara

(Jack Kruschen, John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara & Chill Wills in McLintock! - 1963)



Added by Claire Fullerton on August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 2 - August 8

DOMHNAIGH-- In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943, a small American torpedo boat was moving just west of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. In command was a young…


Added by The Wild Geese on August 1, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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Countess Markievicz: The Only Woman Court Martialed for Her Role in the 1916 Easter Rising

Constance Markievicz was born in 1868 at Buckingham Gate London, the eldest daughter of Sir Henry Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet and Arctic explorer, and Lady Gore–Booth (nee Hill).  As an…


Added by That's Just How It Was on May 21, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Favorite Irish Blessings for Mother's Day

Here are some Irish blessings which are perfect for Mother's Day:

“May embers from the hearth warm your hands,

May sunshine from an Irish sky warm your face,…


Added by Mairead Geary on May 8, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Bridie Halpin: Irish Patriot

Fifteen days before Christmas 1988, "Aunt" Bridie Halpin died. At 85, she had lived a good life, but it was still sad for the Halpin family for their Bridie was the beloved…


Added by Mike McCormack on March 5, 2015 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey: A Gutsy Lady

Berndadette Devlin McAliskey, born in 1947 in County Tyrone, is a memorable political figure in the making of Ireland’s history.  As a founding member of the People’s Democracy, she was…


Added by Meabh Ann on March 4, 2015 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Patricia Horne: Irish Surgeon in Africa

Patricia Horne is an Irish medical doctor who worked in Nigeria during in the 1950s at one of several medical missionary hospitals managed by Irish Catholic religious orders.



Added by The Wild Geese on March 3, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Your Irish Heroine ... Gift Winners Announced!

** The contest period has now ended, but you may still feel free to tell us about your Irish heroine in the comments section!…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — 18 Comments

Discussing Irish Women's History With Kate Cunningham in the Virtual Síbín

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Kate Cunningham from the Women's Museum of Ireland joined us for a…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

The Dirty Protests: Republicanism, Feminism, and Symbolism

Much time has been devoted to analysing the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The politics, the violence and the impact this has had on the country as a whole has been extensively documented. But…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

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