March 2015 Blog Posts (93)

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — 18 Comments

My Family History of Working With Wood

I trace my wood crafting roots right back to my great-grandfather, David who was a joiner in Harland and Wolff during the building of the RMS Titanic.  My grandmother, Sarah, was witness to the great celebrations at the ships launch in May of 1911.  

The family's bond to the…

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Added by Peninsula Pens on March 2, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Introducing: Peninsula Pens

When someone picks up a pen from Peninsula Pens they aren’t just holding a writing instrument ... they’re experiencing a lovingly hand-crafted piece of art, and a pen full of history.  From his home studio in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Terry Williams…

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Added by Peninsula Pens on March 2, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

cupids crusade day 6 sept19

Day 6 sept 19 2015

 

 

  Today we go to the Burren center in kilforna, to learn the History of this Krast Landscape.

   You will see the Celtic Crosses that were found buried in the Burren.

   The crusaders will learn about the tribes of the Burren over the centuries.

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Added by annette counihan on March 2, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

The History of matchmaking

“For centuries, Irish matchmakers have performed a vital service, bringing people together in love and marriage. It is a mysterious art, and the very best matchmakers have an almost magical quality to them. Willie Daly, whose father and grandfather were matchmakers before him, is the most celebrated of them all. Each year his tiny home town of Lisdoonvarna (population 800) hosts a matchmaking festival that attracts 40,000 visitors from around the world. They all hope to meet Willie, ‘the…

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Added by annette counihan on March 2, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

Discussing Irish Women's History With Kate Cunningham in the Virtual Síbín

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Kate Cunningham from the Women's Museum of Ireland joined us for a LIVE interactive video discussion on the subject of Irish women's…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments


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Tracing the Irish Potato Famine - Places to Visit in Ireland

Between the years of 1845 and 1852, Ireland’s population was reduced by about 20% due to the impacts of the Potato Famine, also known as The Great Famine or in our native language ‘An Gorta Mór.’  It is…

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Added by The Irish Tourism Group on March 2, 2015 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

The Dirty Protests: Republicanism, Feminism, and Symbolism

Much time has been devoted to analysing the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The politics, the violence and the impact this has had on the country as a whole has been extensively documented. But how often is a spotlight shone specifically on the lives of Republican women? Understanding…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Hanna Sheehy-Skefffington: Irish Suffragette

Hanna Sheehy-Skefffington, (above, center) born 24 May 1877, was one of Ireland’s most ardent promoters of women’s rights. She was an influential figure during the suffragette movement, tirelessly campaigning for the equal status of men and women…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

GRANDMOTHER J. SWEENEY

Added by JOHN F SWEENEY on March 1, 2015 at 8:44pm — No Comments

ECHOES OF ERIN TO DAY AT 130PM

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The Luck Child

Here is a lovely story from Celtic mythology about the Luck Child, a baby found abandoned in a forest and found by three cattle herders.  The story tells of the loving relationship and bond these three men developed with the child as they brought her up and cared for her until she eventually…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on March 1, 2015 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

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