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The Scapegoat: A cautionary Tale.

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on November 21, 2021 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

One of the most negative faults that mankind possesses, in my opinion, is his ability to use another unfortunate to bear the blame for something that he in fact did not do. It is a base failing in the makeup of the human and may actually be the reason for the belief that man is born with the stain of ‘original sin’ on his…

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Fa la la la la! Let the Season Begin

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on November 26, 2021 at 11:30am 0 Comments

     

It’s official: the festive season has begun! Holiday parties, family gatherings, and all manner of get-togethers are already marked on our December calendar, a sure sign that you’ll need a few fresh recipes. Whether you’re a guest looking for a perfect offering…

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This Week in the History of the Irish: November 21 - November 27

Posted by The Wild Geese on November 20, 2021 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- In the early morning hours of Nov. 21, 1920, Michael Collins sent out his men to rip the heart out of British intelligence operations in Dublin by killing 11 agents of the so-called Cairo Gang.…

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Hot Soup: Coming Soon to a Table Near You

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on October 17, 2021 at 9:00am 0 Comments

The temperatures are still mild in most parts of the United States, but cooler weather will be here before we know it. Cool temperatures also bring hearty pots of soups, many featuring flavors from autumn vegetables like butternut squash, leeks, potatoes and cabbage. When traveling though Ireland…

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Champ John L. Sullivan: 'Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand'

Posted by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2021 at 12:30am 4 Comments

As “Gentleman” Jim Corbett walked down the steps toward the ring in the Olympic Club in New Orleans on Wednesday, September 7, 1892, he could see “The Boston Strong Boy,” John L. Sullivan, waiting for him. The smell of cigar smoke hung in the air as the supremely confident Sullivan, who was more…

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The Geology of Ireland

Posted by David Horgan on October 15, 2021 at 9:00am 0 Comments

John Winston Lennon

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on October 9, 2021 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Happy Birthday John.

Oct. 9 1940

We still love and miss you.

Thanks for the joy and inspiration.…

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Sligo's John Patton: Revolutionary War Hero

Posted by Mike McCormack on October 1, 2021 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Many Irish who contributed significantly to this nation have been undeservedly excluded from the pages of our school’s history books and their stories remain untold. One such is John Patton. Born in 1745 in County Sligo, John immigrated to Philadelphia about 1765. He met and married Jane Davis on 7 March…

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Wild Mushroom and Blue Cheese Toasties -- Fast Meal for Fall Nights

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on October 3, 2021 at 8:30am 0 Comments



WILD MUSHROOM-BLUE CHEESE TOASTIES

SERVES 6

This quick supper recipe comes from award-winning chef Kevin Dundon, proprietor of Dunbrody House in County Wexford. It’s part of a collection of recipes from Kerrygold, the cheese and…

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Irish Grad Student Discovers Pulsars, But Englishman Gets Nobel

Posted by Thomas Madigan on September 12, 2021 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Being of Irish heritage and an astronomer, astrophysicist and educator by profession, I have a particular interest in this story. As a founding member of Astronomy For Change (https://astronomyforchange.org) and the original author, I'm sharing it here on TWG. -- Tom…

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