Tuesday, May 3, 1921 was a beautiful, sunny day in the nearly treeless Partry Mountains above the town of Tourmakeady, County Mayo, but Tom Maguire was in no condition to enjoy the weather. Maguire, the C/O of the South Mayo Flying Column, from Cross, was lying on his back, bleeding from a…Continue
Added by Joe Gannon on April 30, 2018 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments
This original 19th century coffin carrier played a vital role during the Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852).
The body of a person who died in the workhouse was placed in a coffin and brought to their final resting place on the coffin carrier.
Some workhouses found a way to cut costs by using a sliding coffin…Continue
Added by Gerard McCarthy on April 19, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment
Lemon desserts seem to be more delicious on a spring day, but you’ll want to keep this one on a year-round basis to have with a cup of tea. Technically, it fits into the “quick bread” baking category, but the glaze definitely elevates it to a cake. Whatever you call…Continue
Added by Margaret M. Johnson on April 17, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Here is an article I wrote on my blog about traditional Irish musical instruments. I hope you like it.
There are many instruments used today in Traditional Irish Music. Many have evolved over centuries; some are ancient, while some are much…Continue
Added by ADRIAN McGRATH on April 16, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It was a little after 2 am on April 15, 1912. The deck of the R.M.S. Titanic was now tilted over 6 degrees toward the sinking bow. As 17-year-old Jack Thayer and 30-year-old Milton Long moved toward one of the last remaining lifeboats on the boat deck, they were moving downhill, toward the…Continue
Added by Joe Gannon on April 5, 2018 at 10:00am — 11 Comments
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