The last few weeks, I tried to…
|Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
'Men of the South' by Sean Keating, depicting the men of an IRA Flying Column during the War of Independence.
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SCENE 4 ~ NIGHTFALL ~ (Hillside, Breffny) YOUTUBE ~Witches Sabbath
“Blessings one and all.
Gathered here tonight
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It's time for another Wild Geese original crossword puzzle. This time around, we're exploring the Irish language. If you have some Irish, this puzzle may be quite easy for you; but even if you don't have any Irish, we've provided a link below to PotaFocal.com that will give you the…Continue
The story of…Continue
American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles (Anchor Press, 2012, 416…Continue
There is a fantastic text where I found the following lyrics which are narrated by the witches. After O'Rourke sings the opening "This lovely coast..." (see previous blog) The witches enter and sing these lyrics mostly with a drone accompaniment but also some fanfare. The lyrics are taken unedited from the Franciscan writings mentioned previously. Amazing words, fantastic read. Link --> …Continue
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“This lovely coast.
Although her beauty outshines most,
behind her veil her fierceness hides.
Her breath like fire turns the tides.
The night is bright and the moon catches a fearful sight.
Spanish ships ensnared between the rocks.
In the trap of the demon winds.…Continue
Colonel Patrick O’Rorke, County…Continue
I recently finished reading "Transatlantic," by Colm McCann. Several years ago, a friend gave me McCann's previous novel, "Let the Great World Spin." I hated it; didn't like the times, didn't like the setting or the subject (mid-1970s drug-infested New York City).
I Loved "Translatlantic." It is story of a family (specifically a grandmother, mother and…Continue
|St. Patrick's Old Cathedral Archives
Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1860. Armed men protected the church against threats of Nativist violence against the church, the seat of the Archdiocese of New York.
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Kylemore Abbey is located in one of Ireland’s most unique landscapes –- Connemara. Described by Oscar Wilde as “a savage beauty," it is a region of awe-inspiring, unspoiled and natural beauty. Its patchwork of lakes, rugged mountains, and windswept bogs certainly gives a sense of splendid isolation.
The last few weeks, I tried to…
"That’s That" By Colin Broderick
Broadway Paperbacks $15
No memoir you have read about growing up in Ireland, not even Angela’s…Continue
We Irish have many 400th anniversaries, but few that can celebrate a happy event, given the state of our nation back in 1613. Leading Gaelic nobles had been exiled, their lands, especially in Ulster, planted with foreigners, their people destitute, dispersed to the forests and hills of Donegal, or emigrants, camped…Continue
It was great, maybe this will do what JFK did in Berlin, with his "Tear Down this Wall” speech.
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|Harry Boland, a Dublin tailor and Sinn Féin leader, left; Michael Collins, who would come to fight forces led by de Valera, center, and Eamon de Valera, right.|
DOMHNAIGH -- On June 16, 1917,…Continue
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I thought it was worth noting that today, June 13th, is the anniversary of the birth of Irish poet, W.B. Yeats. William Butler Yeats was born on June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, County Dublin. He would go on to be among the most influential writers in the 20th century -- not just in Ireland, but throughout the world. He was a driving force behind the Irish…Continue
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