Featured Blog Posts – March 2014 Archive (41)

'One Great Irish Spot': Syracuse's Tipp Hill - Where Green Goes on Top

After the Erie Canal was finished, many Irish people settled west of Syracuse on a hill overlooking the canal. This area became known as Tipperary Hill. When the city first installed traffic signal lights in 1925, they placed one at a major intersection in the main business…


Added by Jim Curley on March 13, 2014 at 10:00am — 19 Comments

Whiskey Tasting in The Virtual Síbín

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 13, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Mizen Head Signal Station - History & Natural Beauty

In far southwestern Ireland, in fact the farthest southwestern point of Ireland, is the Mizen Head Signal Station and Visitor's Centre at the end of the Mizen Peninsula. Do not miss this if you are ever in western County Cork. The ride out to it and back would be worth the ride…


Added by Joe Gannon on March 12, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

'One Great Irish Spot': Inis Mór - My Soul's Own Home


Inis Mór

It is the call of the sea and the crashing waves

the songs of men given up to watery graves

The fishermen's chatter and pony cart's clatter

The seal's call and the wild rain splatter…


Added by Bit Devine on March 12, 2014 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Newgrange, County Meath

I am not usually a great one for "tourist sites," and it was a damp, rainy day and I was not of a mood to go out. But I had a friend visiting, and by heaven, she had read about this place north of Dublin (where I was living and where I had a very comfortable spot, and a lovely pub…


Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on March 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Irish and Ireland in Middle Tennessee: Where to Go to Learn About Ireland

Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fátharta is a member of The Irish Gift, a group based in Middle Tennessee that promotes and preserves the Irish culture in this area. The Irish Gift also has a huge online presence as we continue to bring the Irish language, music song and dance to people all…


Added by The Irish Gift on March 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Death of John Riley Revisited

By Michael Hogan, Ph.D.

Historian from Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

John Riley, the twenty-eight year-old Irishman who is credited with organizing the San Patricio Battalion during the Mexican War, has been the subject of much…


Added by michael hogan on March 10, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

The Healys: One Extraordinary Family

How many families have you met in which there were nine children, of…


Added by Jim Goulding on March 10, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Memories of Growing Up in Manhattan, N.Y.

The following was written by my father in the last weeks of his life as his present to his eight children. I am his fourth of eight children and am in my 15th year of intermittent family history research.  I am also the current Irish Study Group Leader of the BIFHS-USA society in West Los Angeles and currently work for a manufacturing firm as an…


Added by James McNamara on March 9, 2014 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

News & Reviews for 'Light of the Diddicoy'

Three quick things, then on to the reviews. First things first, the Kindle version of Light of the Diddicoy is now available! Yay. If you're interested, …

Added by Eamon Loingsigh on March 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': St. Patrick's 'Old' Cathedral -- Both Heart and Home

There are many Irish 'spots' in New York City that intrigue me, but perhaps none more so than St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. The edifice, today a parish church, is at turns historic, memorable, symbolic, poignant,…


Added by Gerry Regan on March 8, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Kylemore Abbey's Neo-Gothic 'Gem'

A true Irish spot, the small Neo-Gothic Church on the grounds of Kylemore Abbey, in Connemara.

You have to look hard for this special gem on the grounds of Kylemore Abbey in County Galway. Kylemore Abbey, home of the Benedictine Nuns since the 1920’s, is nestled at the base of Duchruach Mountain on…


Added by Mary Reed on March 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': 900 Years Young, Reginald's Tower, Waterford City

My great 'Irish Spot' is Reginald's Tower in Waterford City! I remember being blown away by the history of the Tower on my trip to Ireland after winning the Waterford Gathering competition! It was my first trip off the North American continent and although my ancestry…


Added by Fran Reddy on March 7, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Fascinating Story Behind the Traditional Irish Coffee

Irish coffees have become synonymous with winters in Ireland. Enter in to any Irish pub on a chilly evening and…

Added by The Irish Store on March 7, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Rome's Trinity College Irish Pub

Italian culture is strong -- endearingly strong.  I wouldn't want it any other way, because Italians do many things right.  Food, coffee, art, family ... the list could be a rather lengthy one.  So when a small bit of authentic Ireland creeps in and takes a foothold in the centre…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on March 7, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Story Behind the Traditional Irish Stew


Added by The Irish Store on March 6, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Your 'Great Irish Spot' Deserves Your Great Irish Story

A $100 gift card from world-class retailer TheIrishStore.com or one of five gifts from our 'locker'…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Sean-Nós Singing: Irish Singing and Irish Singers Online

by Karen Campbell

Two years ago, I was captivated by an…


Added by The Irish Gift on March 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Founding Member
Center for Irish Music in St. Paul Celebrates 10 Years with Éigse: A Gaela Event

On Saturday, February 22, the Center for Irish music celebrated 10 years of handing down the tradition at its annual Éigse: A Gaela Event at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul, MN. This celebration is the yearly benefit for the center when the music instructors perform for the local…


Added by Mark Connor on March 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Meet the Makers of Belleek

We’re kicking off a series of "Meet the…


Added by The Irish Store on March 3, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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