Featured Blog Posts – April 2014 Archive (39)

Circuit of Ireland

Easter in my childhood meant time off school, the prospect of cream filled chocolate Easter eggs and endless hours attending mandatory church services. But most of all it meant the…


Added by P.J. Francis on April 13, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

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The Irish Rovers at 50: 'Wasn't That A Party?'

The Irish Rovers setting sail in their Farewell To Rovin' Tour - it could take a long time to play once more for everyone they've played to before! After that, the band will be available for special events, festivals and more.

By Ellen Finn

Syracuse, N.Y. -- On a…


Added by Nollaig 2016 on April 12, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf

While the rest of Europe plunged into darkness with the fall of the Roman Empire, the light of learning and western civilization was kept flickering in Ireland, preserved in the monasteries established by the followers of St.  Patrick.   However, it would only be a matter of time…


Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on April 11, 2014 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

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The Kindness of Strangers

The names Moses Montefiore, Paul de Strzelecki, and Abdul Medjid Khan are not common Irish names, yet they are the names of some of the strangers to Ireland who helped to relieve the suffering of the…


Added by John M. Walsh on April 11, 2014 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Welcome to NYIrish with Tommy D

Hello! My name is Tommy Dullaghan, and I was born and raised in NYC -- Sunnyside, Queens, to be specific. My parents were from Donegal and Monaghan and I will be using this blog to talk about all my experiences here in NYC and in Ireland about my Irish life. I have the privilege of…


Added by Tommy Dullaghan on April 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Easter Food Recipes

Easter is approaching and so is the time for family get togethers and plenty of home-cooked food. We’ve supplied 3 delicious recipes for 3 of the most popular Irish meals, Bacon and Cabbage, Cottage Pie and Roast Lamb.

Bacon and…


Added by The Irish Store on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

How the Battle of Clontarf Unfolded

April 23, 2014 will mark the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. The battle was fought between the forces of Brian Boru and the forces led by the King of Leinster, Máel Mórda mac Murchada: composed mainly of his own men, Viking mercenaries from Dublin and the…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 10, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

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Lockout: Dublin 1913

2019 is the 106th anniversary of the 1913 lockout in Dublin. Often referred to as a strike, it is more accurate to call it a ‘lockout’ since many of those to suffer from the vengeful actions of the employers were not members…


Added by Against The Wind on April 9, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

My Recording of 'Danny Boy'

I was a bit bored today so I quickly recorded "Danny Boy."  Just one take LIVE. Just because.  Fingers not conditioned so I was in quite a bit of pain.  hahah

Added by The Last Torch on April 9, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Ireland's Midland Great Western Railway

I recently came across the lovely and nostalgic promotional poster from Ireland's Midland Great Western Railway shown above.  Although I live one of the areas formerly served by this grand old railroad, I didn't know much about the history thereof.  I've shared the information…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 9, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Catching Up on Cúirt with Festival Director Dani Gill

I recently sat down with the Director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Dani Gill (picture above).  The Cúirt festival is in its 29th year here in Galway, and they have gone from strength to strength as one of the premier literature festivals in all the world.  Writers and…


Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Famous Irish Gangster - Pegleg Lonergan

Brooklyn, 1925 - On Christmas night just south of the Gowanus Canal at 154 20th Street, the bodies of three young men were found at a ramshackle saloon known as The Adonis Social Club. One of them had been dragged outside, evidenced by the long blood streaks on the sidewalk, and left in the gutter.…


Added by Eamon Loingsigh on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, 2014

Enjoying its final year as a 20-something-year-old (the festival was founded in 1985), the 2014 Cúirt International Festival of Literature is back and ready to satiate the appetites of literature enthusiasts from all over the world.  Running from Tuesday, April 8th…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 7, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Story Behind Catholic Rosary Beads

Along with the cross and the sacred holy water fonts, the small beads that make up Rosary beads are one of the most…


Added by The Irish Store on April 4, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Spring Is Sprouting!

After the winter that many of us experienced, it's hard to believe it, but spring is finally on its way.

We asked our Facebook followers to tell us where they would plant their shamrocks if we sent…


Added by Tiffany Silverberg on April 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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Commodore John Barry Book Award for American Maritime Literature

An annual Commodore John Barry Book Award is established by the New York Council, Navy League of the Unites States for the purpose of recognizing significant contributions to American maritime literature and to encourage excellence in authorship. Such maritime literature should be…


Added by Liam Murphy on April 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Ed Moloney on the Ivor Bell Case


Added by Sandy Boyer on April 2, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Ogham: Ireland's Ancient Script

Following on from the Belleek video in our series of Meet the Makers Videos here on The Irish Store is our trip to Ogham Wishes Workshop in the remote village of Knockcroghery in County Roscommon in March 2014.

Ogham writing is Ireland’s ancient script. It can still be…


Added by The Irish Store on April 2, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Craic Is in Cuba: A Live Community Chat With John McAuliff of Cuba/US People to People Partnership

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 with John McAuliff of the Cuba/U.S. People to People Partnership.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.  John has started a members' group here on The Wild Geese called…


Added by The Wild Geese on April 2, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

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