Gerard Cappa's Blog (13)

Sacred Trees in Early Ireland

A fine article here from irisharchaeology.ie on the 'Sacred Trees in Early Ireland'.

http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/08/sacred-trees-in-early-ireland/

This part caught my eye as it refers to a site about 6 miles fro my own house.

"Similarly, in 1099 an army led by Domhnall Ua Lochlainn of the northern Uí Néill defeated…
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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Battle of the Yellow Ford Guided Walk (17th August)

The guided tour on the 17th August of the route taken by the English army at the Battle of the Yellow Ford was organised by Armagh Irish language group, Cairde Teo.

The historian, Antaine Ó Donnaile, a local man and an acknowledged expert on the period, led the walk and his imtimate knowledge of the local…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 19, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

‘Stay at home: God made you for Ireland’

Bishop Gunn of Natchez warns Irish 'boys and girls' against the evils of emigrating to America (August 1913).

From the RTÉ 'Century Ireland' site.

http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/blog/bishop-warns-on-the-evils-of-emigrating-to-americato stay at home

Added by Gerard Cappa on August 16, 2013 at 6:14am — No Comments

Battle of the Yellow Ford -guided walk 17th August

Féile an Átha Bhuí 2013 – Saturday 17th August

Féile an Átha Bhuí 2013

Satharn 17ú Lúnasa Saturday 17th August

11.00am Siúlóid an Átha Bhuí / Yellow Ford Walk

Assemble at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, for a guided walking tour of the Yellow Ford battle route taken by the English army from Armagh to An Port Mór. Walkers are advised to bring water and a packed lunch.…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 11, 2013 at 3:06pm — 3 Comments

The Carew Papers: Irish history through English eyes

Here is a link to access the Carew Papers.

http://archive.org/details/calendarofcarewm06lambiala

Sir George Carew (1555 - 1629) was appointed President of Munster by the English queen Elizabeth I in 1600, and was deeply involved in the English struggles against the Irish, notably against the Fitzgeralds in Munster in the 1570/80's and also later during the latter stages of the Nine Year War.

These…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 9, 2013 at 6:43am — 1 Comment

Irish a Dying Language?

Have you heard that the Irish language is dying, spoken only by a few old men and women on the fringes of the western seaboard?

Watch these videos made by the young people attending Irish summer courses at Coláiste Lurgan in…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 1, 2013 at 5:30am — 57 Comments

1st August, Feast of the god Lugh

An interesting piece here from the 'Cultural Heritage Ireland' site, delving back into the Annals of the Four Masters to find reference to the great fair held annually on 1st August in Co Meath.…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on August 1, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Family History at the National Library of Ireland

For anyone interested in tracing their Irish roots and who will be in Dublin in August, the National Library of Ireland are presenting a series of talks and lectures on the various resources that are available.

See…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on July 30, 2013 at 2:50pm — 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

Building the Peace in Belfast

The Mayor of Belfast, Máirtín Ó Muiileoir, interviewed by Martin O'Brien in 'The Irish Catholic'.

http://www.irishcatholic.ie/20130718/feature/building-the-peace-in-belfast-S35409.html

Added by Gerard Cappa on July 19, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments

Know any Irish scientists/engineers working in the US?

SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal

The SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal will be awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist or engineer living and working in the USA. The medal will recognize individuals who are not only outstanding in their fields of expertise but who also have demonstrably assisted researchers in Ireland in either academia or industry – via mentorship, supervision,…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on July 17, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

Saint Columba - a review

An indepth review of Brian Lacey's 'Saint Columba: His Life and Legacy' from the always excellent Vox Hiberionacum:

http://voxhiberionacum.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/review-columba-life-legacy/

Added by Gerard Cappa on July 17, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

'The Irish Soldiers of Mexico' Reviewed

Here's a great review for Michael Hogan's…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on July 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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