February 2022 Blog Posts (11)

The Great Assembly at Tara (Part 1)

March is traditionally known as Irish Heritage month and this is highlighted on March 17th. with large parades in many towns and cities around the world. The parades are held in honor of a unique individual named Patricius, a Roman Briton, taken with his two sisters as hostages to Ireland by one…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 28, 2022 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 27 - March 5

DOMHNAIGH - On February 27, 1735, Thomas Conway, a soldier in French and U.S. armies, was born in Cloghane, County Kerry. Conway was taken to France at the age of six to be educated and, in 1749, he joined the …

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 26, 2022 at 3:08pm — No Comments

County Clare's John Phillip Holland and The Fenian Ram

On this day, February 24, 1841, we remember with pride the birth of a unique Irishman, a man whose fertile mind far surpassed the greatest minds…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 24, 2022 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 20 - February 26

DOMHNAIGH -- On February 20, 1942, Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare became the first U.S. Navy ace of the war when…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 19, 2022 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Oh-So-Easy Oatmeal Crumble

If you love a bowl of oatmeal topped with fruit for breakfast, you’ll love this crumble that puts the fruit on the bottom and the oats on top. A warm fruity crumble is always a welcome dessert, and this one comes with a little kick from crystallized ginger. You’ll find recipes like this in my…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on February 15, 2022 at 3:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 13 - February 19



DOMHNAIGH -- On February 13, 1782, Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade of France helped capture St. Kitts from the British during the American Revolution. Earlier, Dillon's…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 13, 2022 at 11:27am — No Comments

St. Valentine and the Irish Connection

Saint Valentine

Born: 226 AD, Terni, Italy

Died: February 14, 269 AD, Rome, Italy

Full name: Valentine of Terni 

Valentine was a Christian priest who had also worked as a doctor and ministered to persecuted Christians and Romans alike. He lived in Italy during the third century AD and served as a priest in Rome. Historians don’t…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 12, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Behan: An Irish Rebel.

Brendan Francis Aidan Behan, born on February 9 1923 was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He was named by Irish Central as one of the greatest Irish writers of all time. He was an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army, and was born in Dublin into a staunchly…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 9, 2022 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Seán Treacy at War: Tipperary 'Far Away'

Softly, gently, "Comrade", he cried

"No longer on earth can I stay

I will never more roam through my own native home

Tipperary so far away"…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 8, 2022 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 6 - February 12

LUAIN -- 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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 5, 2022 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Simeon's Snare: Prophecy at the Presentation of the Christ

Praise the Lord in all his glory.

A tremendous ray of sunshine burst forth fully adorned in the natural splendor of its Creator’s heat, light and energy. It hurtled forward in perfect obedience to the sun from which it came and landed on earth, leaving in its wake the…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on February 2, 2022 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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