Featured Blog Posts – April 2022 Archive (6)

The Bonfires of Beltaine (May Eve)

On the Hill of Uisneach, in a portion of land taken from the province of Connaught, a fortress was erected by High King Tuathal Teachthmar. Uisneach, believed to be the geographical center of Ireland, was,…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on April 30, 2022 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

John “Don Juan” O’Brien: An Irishman in South America

The hot summer sun beat down on 72-year-old John (Don Juan) O’Brien as he slowly mounted the wooden platform in the Plaza de Armas in Lima, Peru. The Cathedral of Lima (below-left) loomed above the plaza that 28th of July, 1858, just as it had on the same day in 1821. On that day,…


Added by Joe Gannon on April 12, 2022 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment


     Irish whiskey is a popular ingredient in desserts, where its distinctive taste complements a wide range of flavors. The combination of whiskey and chocolate is especially delicious, and when caramel and nuts are added (you can substitute walnuts, if you wish), this tart simply screams “Easter.”…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on April 11, 2022 at 7:30am — No Comments

Detective Steven McDonald and the Lord's Prayer

In the first of a 3 part speech given March 24 before the Detective Steven McDonald Men's Prayer Group in…


Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on April 7, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Navigator

One of the myriad of exceptional qualities that we Irish are blessed with is our ability to drop everything and sail out into the unknown completely unafraid. We have the uncanny ability to travel to the furthest reaches and, as they say, ‘become more native than the natives themselves.’ This ability has…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on April 3, 2022 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Kathleen Daly Clarke

On April 11, 1878, a baby girl was born to Edward and Catherine Daly in Limerick. They named her Kathleen; she was the third daughter in a family of nine girls and one boy. The boy, Edward junior (Ned), was born in 1890, five months after the death of his father, and his 12-year old sister helped raise her…


Added by Mike McCormack on April 1, 2022 at 8:30am — No Comments

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