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'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 1598, after the Battle of the Yellow Ford, there was little reason to suppose the defeat of the Gaelic world of Ulster was inevitable. A twin…See More
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Sacred Trees in Early Ireland

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

A fine article here from on the '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…

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

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

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 countryside brought the detail of the battle back to life…


‘Stay at home: God made you for Ireland’

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 6:14am 0 Comments

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

From the RTÉ 'Century Ireland' site. stay at home

Battle of the Yellow Ford -guided walk 17th August

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 3:06pm 3 Comments

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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At 7:14pm on February 23, 2013, The Wild Geese said…

We hope you are enjoying all the new features on the site. If you are just becoming accustomed to them, here are some rules of flight.

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At 9:26am on March 5, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Gerard, when do you think you might attend one of Lunasa's upcoming concerts? Would you post about your experience, and perhaps upload a few pix from before or after the event, perhaps with the band?

At 9:00am on June 26, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Ger, nice to get a look at you. And thanks for sharing your location on our Members Map.

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