March 2022 Blog Posts (14)

Exploring the Circumstances of Good Friday's Holocaust

Praise to the Lord in all His glory.

(Note: This was originally posted April 9th, 2020) 

Last week,…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on March 28, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 27 - April 2

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 27, 1872, Mary MacSwiney (Maire Nic Shuibhne), republican activist, was born in Surrey, England, of an Irish father and an English mother.

(Right: National Library of Ireland: …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 26, 2022 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Back Home to Derry.

It's hard to believe it's been five years already and whether or not you agree with Martin McGuinness' political beliefs and his subsequent decisions, taken in the face of mounting adversity, you must in all fairness admire the man’s courage in troubled times and always remember that when the darkness fell and all seemed lost, he was one of the first to take a stand and say ‘no more.’…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 21, 2022 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 20, 1780, Miles Byrne, United Irishman and officer in Napoleon's Irish Legion, was born in County Wexford. He was active in the 1798 Rising in Wexford and fought all its major battles, right through the rebels' climactic…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 19, 2022 at 11:19pm — No Comments

The Equinox: Sunrise in the Bru Na Boinne

An equinox is an astronomical event in which the Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun. When this happens, day and night are of equal length around the world. These were extremely important dates for the ancients who inhabited a region of…
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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 18, 2022 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Patricius the Roman

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 of Ireland's greatest…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 16, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Minstrel

In the ages past, the musician was and still is, a prominent figure in Irish society; whether he be a harpist, a fiddler or a multi-instrumentalist musician like Paddy Moloney, they all took their places in society, including the royal households of the Irish nobility. Centuries ago they called…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 14, 2022 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Irish Soda Bread

IRISH SODA BREAD

MAKES 1 LOAF

Every Irish cook has a recipe for this delicious cake-like bread, but this is my favorite. I’ve used it in several of my cookbooks (to order, visit irishcook.com) and even turned it into “mini” soda breads by baking it in a cupcake pan (makes about 24).…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on March 13, 2022 at 8:00am — No Comments

Brevet Brigadier General Peter John Sullivan

Born: March 15th, 1821, County Cork.

Died: March 2nd, 1883, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Emigrated from Ireland to the United States, on a date unknown, and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. Served in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War.…

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Added by Liam McAlister on March 13, 2022 at 8:00am — No Comments

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

CÉADAOIN -- On March 16, 1828, Patrick Cleburne, one of the finest generals produced by either side during America's long, bloody civil war was born at Bride Park Cottage in Ovens Township, Co. Cork, just outside Cork City. Robert E. Lee would one day say of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 12, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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

DOMHNAIGH -- On March 6, 1831, Philip Sheridan, one of the greatest Union generals in the American Civil War, was born. We know he was the son of Irish immigrants, but his place of birth is uncertain, with Albany, New York;…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 5, 2022 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Magic of the Rowan Tree

One of the many trees growing near to where we lived on the Creamery Road was an old rowan. It was perfect for climbing and in the summer when in full leaf, I could see for miles from my vantage point in the topmost branches, it was my favorite of all the trees in the area with a big oak next.…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 5, 2022 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Forever Young: Love Between Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day

My Tír na nÓg

To Patricia A. McLaughlin from Dan,

her husband, February 14, 2022

Though this poem may…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on March 1, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments

St. Patrick -- Fact, Not Myth

Each year around March 17, the name of St. Patrick appears in every major publication in the civilized world, sometimes with honor and sometimes with scorn due to the conduct of those who celebrate at affairs that bear his name. Many things are written about this holy man; some are true, some misleading,…

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Added by Mike McCormack on March 1, 2022 at 10:00am — No Comments

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