Featured Blog Posts – June 2016 Archive (14)

Review of 'The Little Red Chairs' by Edna O'Brien

In 2008, Radovan Karadžić, the ‘Butcher of Bosnia,’ was captured in Belgrade and went on to be convicted by an international tribunal, of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Heavily bearded and with his distinctively abundant white hair styled in a…


Added by DJ Kelly on June 29, 2016 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Celebrate Summer with Red, White, and Blue Dessert

Eton Mess is an easy-to-assemble classic summer dish with a rather inelegant name. Said to have originated at Eton College during its annual cricket game against the students of Harrow School, it was first…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is a Kildare Native General Custer’s Unknown Soldier?

By Robert Doyle

The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland – It was one of the most iconic battles in American history. On June 25, 1876, the charismatic General George Armstrong Custer (left) and almost six hundred troops of the 7th U.S. Cavalry rode into the Little Big Horn Valley determined to strike at a Sioux and Cheyenne encampment…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 26, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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Games and Puzzles on Sale This Week at Totally Irish Gifts

This week's HOT DEALS at Totally Irish Gifts on

Games & Jigsaws

Need to keep the kids busy this summer? School holidays are fast…


Added by Totally Irish Gifts on June 26, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 26 - July 2

LUAIN-- On June 27, 1862, the Irish 9th Massachusetts Infantry regiment of the Union Army was heavily engaged at the battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia, during McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. Put into an exposed, forward position near the bridge over Powhite Creek, the regiment sustained heavy casualties while delaying the…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 25, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Patrick White: A Clareman's Tragic Death on Spike Island

On our vacation in Ireland in June 2015 we took the boat trip out to Spike Island in Cobh harbor in Co. Cork. Cobh is famous as last port of call of the Titanic. Spike Island is most often mentioned in Irish history as a place where many Irish political prisoners were held over the years. Cobh was a major port…


Added by Joe Gannon on June 22, 2016 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Go Green for Summer

Now that it’s officially summer, access to fresh vegetables is limitless. Zucchini, peas, and carrots are some of the most popular and, coincidentally, some of the best ingredients for summer soups, both hot and cold. This zucchini soup is not only colorful and delicious, it’s also very trendy served chilled in…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 21, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Field ... For Toby

Toby is a beautiful chestnut Bavarian warmblood gelding.  He came into our lives four years ago. His previous owner thought he had kissing spine, a terminal condition, and he was going to the factory. My daughter…


Added by Jillian Godsil on June 20, 2016 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

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Indefatigable Irish Labour Leader 'Big' Jim Larkin: 'Let Us Rise'

James Connolly said of "Big" Jim Larkin, his colleague in the labour movement: "We have amongst us a man of genius, of splendid vitality, great in his conceptions, magnificent in his courage." George Bernard Shaw described him as "the greatest Irishman since Parnell."

In 1913, Constance…


Added by That's Just How It Was on June 15, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Hot Off the Grill for Dad’s Day

Grilling season is officially here, and when it comes to cooking up something special for Dad, a juicy steak, some delicious potato cakes, and an Irish-inspired steak sauce are just the ticket. A full-bodied red wine or a glass of cold beer complete the picture! You’ll find more delicious recipes like this in my “Flavors of…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 13, 2016 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Taken Into an Irish Confidence

This Irish vignette has stayed with me throughout the years, the way poignant moments tend to do. It was only a moment, really, yet even at the time I could have told you of its impact; there was something about sitting in Seamus O’Flaherty’s porch on the coast road in Inverin that made me think I’d truly arrived in…


Added by Claire Fullerton on June 8, 2016 at 6:00pm — 21 Comments

Here Come the Strawberries -- Shortcake In a Jar!

While I traveled through Ireland a few weeks ago, I noticed the first signs of strawberry season emerge, with roadside stands popping up in places like Kilkenny and east Cork (transported, no doubt, from Wexford, where strawberries grow in great abundance). The “season” is officially here in the U.S., too, with the…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 5, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 5 - June 11

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 5, 1868, James Connolly was born of Irish immigrant parents in the Cowgate, an Edinburgh, Scotland, slum. He served in the British army but deserted to marry an Irish girl and returned to Edinburgh. Under the influence of Scottish socialist John…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

For the Ireland of Ages Past, Go to the Far North

By John Yacobian

Special to TheWildGeese.com

(First published in 2004)

When people tell me they are headed for Ireland, I always encourage them to go north, to see Derry, Donegal, and Antrim, and…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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