Irish in World History (23)

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Irish The World Over in the Olympic Games

The first location of the Áenach Tailteann was at the site of modern Teltown, located between Navan and Kells in County Meath. Historical…

Started by Nollaig 2016

15 Apr 13, 2014
Reply by Bernard Raymond O'Brien

Irish History Lantern Slides Digitised

More than 1,500 lantern slides held by the University of Warwick library's Modern Records Centre have been digitised and made available on…

Started by Kieron Punch

1 Mar 21, 2014
Reply by Annemarie Healy

President Down: Where Were You When the Shots Rang Out?

What are your recollections of November 22, 1963, when news emerged of President John F. Kennedy's assassination? I'm of a younger generat…

Started by Ryan O'Rourke

48 Feb 3, 2014
Reply by DJ Kelly

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What Is JFK's Legacy a Half-Century Later?

Here we are 50 years on.   What do you think was his bequest to the Irish, to America, and to the world? And what might be his place in y…

Started by Nollaig 2016

2 Nov 24, 2013
Reply by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill


A team of geneticists at Trinity College Dublin led by Professor Dan Bradley have discovered that “as many as 3 million men worldwide may b…

Started by Tom O Connor

17 Nov 3, 2013
Reply by Rose Maurer

The Spanish Armada Catastrophe of 1588

Taking part in the inaugural hangout in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín made me realise that next month (September 2013) will mark the 425th a…

Started by Ryan O'Rourke

8 Aug 23, 2013
Reply by The Last Torch


Historic 1916 rebel sites to be saved

SEVERAL buildings in central Dublin which were used by rebel leaders during the 1916 uprising are to be saved from the wreckers ball, it ha…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Jul 25, 2013


An Image of Union Donors to the 1863 Irish Relief Fund, Forty Years On

From our good friend Damian Shiels' blog on the Irish in the American Civil war comes this interesting story on an illustration. The piece…

Started by Joe Gannon

0 Jul 25, 2013

The Irish Need To Lead Now

For centuries, the Catholic Church has prevailed, in Ireland, and in the world.  And, painfully, in Ireland, the Church has hurt the Irish…

Started by Bernard Raymond O'Brien

4 Jun 30, 2013
Reply by Bernard Raymond O'Brien

Reactions to Che Guevara: Father of Revolution, Son of Galway

Quite a controversial character, Che Guevara certainly left a mark. What did you guys think of this article by our own Joe Gannon? Were you…

Started by Tiffany Silverberg

1 May 16, 2013
Reply by Ryan O'Rourke


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