April 2016 Blog Posts (28)


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Easter Week 1916: Seachtain na Cásca

Easter is the principal feast day of the Christian religion, and, like the Jewish feast of Passover – which immediately preceded the first Easter, it is rooted in an actual event. Like Passover, it represents a passage from darkness to light, from death to life. The Crucifixion of our Lord and his subsequent Resurrection are…

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Added by Liam Murphy on April 6, 2016 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Introduction to James Francis Smith's Sunday Posts

Introduction to Author James Francis Smith's Upcoming Sunday Posts…

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Added by James Francis Smith on April 6, 2016 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Quo Vadis? (Who Are the Irish and Where Are They Going?)

Boy, we had us a whopping week of celebrations. There isn't a child in the country who can't now recite the Proclamation, nor an adult that cannot name everyone who fought in the GPO in 1916. We can all quote Yeats and Pearse, Connolly and Casement. We can sing songs that weren't sung in a century, and we can recite thumping…

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Added by Brian Nolan on April 3, 2016 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments


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Nellie Bly: Circling the World and Changing It - Part Two

Nellie was able to fool the doctors at Bellevue into believing she was mentally incompetent and was transported out to Blackwell’s Island (in a 19th century illustration, above). After ten harrowing days there, the paper managed to get her out, but she admitted to feeling a lot of anxiety waiting for it to happen.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on April 3, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


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Nellie Bly: Circling the World and Changing It - Part One

"I have never written a word that did not come from my heart. I never shall." -- Nellie Bly - The Evening-Journal (8 January 1922)

The world of media today, be it print, radio, television or online, includes a very large percentage of female reporters, but it was not…

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Added by Joe Gannon on April 2, 2016 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 3 - April 9

DOMHNAIGH -- Beginning on April 3 and continuing to May 8, 1781, the Irish Hibernia regiment of Spain helped lay siege to British forces in Pensacola, Florida, during the …

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 2, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Altan -- Projecting Irish Bonhomie To The World

Carmel, California -- Before I get to the acclaimed Irish traditional musicians from Donegal who comprise the band, Altan, I’m going to editorialize to put the show I saw the other night into context. When I lived on the western coast of Ireland, it fascinated me to realize that in the…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on April 1, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Remembering Patrick Pearse at Easter 2016 in Ros Muc

photo of Furze bushes at Ros Muc by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

(Scroll down to read the English translation of this post.)

Bhuel, bhí sé go h-iontach a bheith i láthair i Ros Muc i mbliana le hÉirí amach na Cásca a chomóradh, céad bhliain níos déanaí.  Bhí brat na hÉireann ag foluain i ngach gáirdín agus cuma álainn ar an cheantar ar fad.  Bhí gach sórt…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on April 1, 2016 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

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