When friends and families get together this weekend to (responsibly) celebrate Memorial Day, you might want to add this rich pound cake to the menu. Grand Marnier and citrus are the perfect aromatics to flavor it, and olive oil makes it moist and delicious. It’s a perfect recipe for summer…Continue
A National Commemoration has taken place in St Stephen's Green in Dublin city centre today in remembrance of the events that took place in Ireland 173 years ago. The event known as "An Gorta Mor" or The Great hunger was engineered by the powers that be of the day to finally eliminate the…Continue
Following the huge success of last year’s release of The Loopline Collection Vol. 1, which featured rare footage of U2 playing an early gig in Dublin, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) is delighted today to release the second volume of the collection.
Founded in 1992 by filmmaker Sé Merry Doyle, the pioneering Loopline…Continue
LUAIN -- On May 25, 1798 in Co. Wicklow, as the British authorities began to receive news of people rising up in several parts of the island, anxious loyalist militia units committed two massacres of men they suspected of being rebels. In Dunlavin, 28 or…Continue
Reverend Peter Cooney, CSC
Born County Roscommon, Ireland: June 20, 1822/1832?
Peter Cooney’s family immigrated to the United States, settling in Monroe, Michigan, when Peter was still a child. There Peter received…
The origins of Memorial Day, originally titled Decoration Day, has a somewhat murky origin. But what is clear is that on May 30, 1868, 5,000 gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 20,000 fallen warriors buried there, with the help…Continue
Imported asparagus are available all year round, but there’s nothing to beat those locally grown in its short spring season: in Ireland, traditionally beginning on April 23 and ending on Midsummer Day. Although its delicate flavor and seasonality makes it highly desirable in the kitchen,…Continue
Earlier that morning, Lee ordered one of his two corps commanders, Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, to get around and…Continue
I’m a PhD researcher from Glasgow School of Art, and, for the last 6 years, I have been working on a research-led doctorate about the cillíní – the children’s burial grounds.
The research has been based in County Kerry, where…