February 2021 Blog Posts (9)

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 28 - March 6

LUAIN -- On March 1, 1776, Irish-born Andrew Lewis was appointed a brigadier general in the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 27, 2021 at 2:00pm — No Comments

'Eye' Candy: Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Ever since the early 1980s when I first discovered carrot cake, I’ve been intrigued by the many iterations the little sweetie assumes. I thought about it again recently and dug out my carrot cake “file” filled with recipes shared by friends, neighbors, and chefs — no two were…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 21, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

LUAIN -- On February 22, 1886, Conservative Party politician Lord Randolph Churchill, father of Winston Churchill, gave what many consider one of the single most destructive speeches in Irish history, inciting militant loyalists at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 20, 2021 at 2:26pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 14 - February 20

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 14, 1895, Sean Treacy, a revolutionary leader during the …

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 13, 2021 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Is There a Double Entendre In the Lord’s Prayer?

O ye servants of the Lord, bless the Lord: praise and exalt him above all forever. (Daniel 3:85)

There are two basic kinds of double entendres, one salacious and the other not. Here we refer to the latter.…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on February 11, 2021 at 8:00am — No Comments


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The 1st Brigade Cork Volunteers and the Coolnacahera Ambush

Friday, February 25, 1921, dawned cool and crisp with a crystal clear blue sky near Coolnacahera, County Cork. Seán O’Hegarty, commanding officer of the 1st (East) Cork Brigade, stood on a high hill with numerous limestone outcroppings and peered off into the east, his right…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 8, 2021 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

The Cellist, the Nightingale and Danny Boy.

I think it is fair to say that a great many of us are wringing our hands in despair at the state the world is in now. It seems that we are in total disagreement with each other and cannot or will not find common ground on which to unite. It is a case of widespread ‘he said-she said’ and every other…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 7, 2021 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 7 - February 13

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 7, 1877, John O'Mahony (left: from the 'Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland), founder of the Fenian Brotherhood in the United States, died in New York. O'Mahony was a member of the Young Ireland party in the 1840s; he escaped to France after the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 6, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

St. Brigid’s Day Signals Spring Is Near

In Ireland, February 1 is the feast day of Saint Brigid, a woman whom many believe should be granted equal billing with Saint Patrick as Ireland’s female patron saint and that her feast day should be declared a national holiday. Saint Brigid’s…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 1, 2021 at 9:30am — No Comments

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