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The True Story of Thanksgiving

Posted by Mike McCormack on November 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 14 Comments

History, as written, is not always accurate. Revised versions of past events are often presented to support conclusions already reached - political or otherwise. Sadly, many of these revised versions are presented as fact in our school books like the discovery and conquest of…


This Week in the History of the Irish: November 22-28

Posted by The Wild Geese on November 21, 2020 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

DOMHNAIGH -- On November 22, 1919, Máire Drumm (nee McAteer), (right) Republican activist, was born in Newry, County Armagh. Máire's family was strongly republican; her mother had been active in the War of Independence and the Civil War. When she moved to Dublin seeking employment in…


We Still Love Pumpkins

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on October 29, 2020 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

     While pumpkins are not native to Ireland, they are in great demand during the autumn, from Halloween straight through to Christmas. In the U.S., we use pumpkins and other winter squash varieties in many sweet and savory dishes, always enticed by the look of a supermarket display or a roadside stand selling the colorful beauties! These muffins are…


The Headcutter's Stone

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on November 5, 2020 at 11:00am 0 Comments

In an old peat bog at Ummericam, sits the cruel headcutter's stone,

stained with the blood and fused with the ghosts, of men who are now long gone.

In the gorse and the furze their cries could be heard, when Johnston was out on the roam

their fates soon sealed with the headhunters wield, and where red still stains the…


Cranberry Bread: A Seasonal Favorite!

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on November 12, 2020 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

Cranberries take center stage this month in both sweet and savory dishes. One of my favorites is this quick bread, sweet enough for dessert but not-too-sweet for breakfast or afternoon tea. The versatile little berry is widely available in markets this month and next, so buy a few bags to use now and a few to freeze for later. You’ll find recipes for…


Liam Lynch, Civil War Martyr: “It never should have happened”

Posted by Joe Gannon on October 17, 2020 at 7:00pm 10 Comments

It was a lovely spring morning in the foothills of the Knockmealdown Mountains in southern County Tipperary on April 10, 1923. Six members of the Irish Republican Army, then engaged in the Irish Civil War against the Free State…


Halloween: It's a Celtic Feast!

Posted by Mike McCormack on October 14, 2014 at 2:00pm 3 Comments

May I respectfully add my…


Samhain: Celtic New Beginning.

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on October 27, 2016 at 8:30pm 9 Comments

In the early evening they would gather in the grove, beneath the sheltering embrace of the sacred white oak tree. The Master had carefully dowsed the area, and had chosen it for the serene beauty and peaceful aura. The salmon-filled, crystal clear waters of the river wound a course through…


100 Years Ago: The Piltown Ambush (1 November 1920)

Posted by Ivan Lennon on October 24, 2020 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

By the summer of 1920, the I.R.A. policy of attacking British administrative and police structures was bearing fruit. In August the  Waterford R.I.C County Inspector noted:  “there is hostility to the police everywhere…I do not regard it as safe for a single police vehicle to travel. We are losing men every day from retirement and resignations and getting…


Private Luke Quinn, USMC, Was He The First Casualty of The American Civil War?

Posted by Liam McAlister on October 16, 2020 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

When did the War begin and who was the first casualty?

The majority of historians will be able to answer these without hesitation, but, now I am going to throw, yet, another name into the mix!! Luke Quinn may be a name unfamiliar to many, but it deserves to be remembered along with the many other Irish that gave “the last full measure” between…



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