June 2017 Blog Posts (15)

Strawberry Season Nears Finish

Once June rolls into July, the strawberry season in most parts of the country comes to a halt. I can never get enough of them though, and I love this tasty combination of sliced fresh berries topped with strawberry purée. The elderflower mousse and brown sugar crumble can be used on other seasonal fruits, so keep the…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 28, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 25 - July 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 25, 1870, …

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 25, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments


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'Peg-Leg' Shannon: 'Lost Boy' of the Lewis & Clark Expedition

(“Lewis and Clark at Celilo Falls, Columbia River” from a mural by Frank H. Schwarz)

Nineteen-year-old George Shannon nervously trotted his horse across the flat ground to the north bank of the Missouri River and began scanning left and…

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Added by Joe Gannon on June 21, 2017 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Book Review: 'The Dead House' by Billy O'Callaghan

I’ve been following author Billy O’Callaghan’s career with rapt enthusiasm, since I fortuitously came across him online, last year. That he is Irish caught my attention, and as I delved further, I discovered he is the author of three short story collections, all of which I’ve read, all of which, to me, are in their own…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on June 21, 2017 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Welcome to Summer!

As most of you probably know, the astronomical summer season begins Wednesday, June 21. Called summer solstice, it’s the day when the North Pole is most inclined towards the sun, allowing residents of the Northern Hemisphere to enjoy the longest day of the year. Astronomy aside, it’s also the beginning of lazy days,…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 19, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 18 - June 24

MÁIRT -- On June 20, 1763, one of the most famous revolutionary leaders in Irish history, Theobald Wolfe Tone, was born at 44 Stafford St., now called Wolfe Tone St., in Dublin. Tone was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and called to the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Who Are the Fairies of Western Ireland?

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame! -- W.B. Yeats.

Through the history of folklore worldwide; fairies, or some variant of…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 11 - June 17

MÁIRT -- On June 12, 1844, Januarius A. MacGahan…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Favorite for Father’s Day

 

When it comes to cooking up something special on Sunday for your favorite father, a juicy steak and a fresh salad are just the ticket. For a special touch, add an Irish-inspired sauce to the steak and some yummy buttermilk dressing to the salad. A full-bodied red wine or a cold beer completes the…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 5, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

O’Neill’s Growing Isolation, and Mysterious Death, Part 3 of 3 -- Victory at Benburb



MORE ON THE FIGHTING AT BENBURB

By Liam Murphy / Heritage Editor

After his…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 5, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Syracuse Hosts New Contemporary Irish Film Festival

The Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival (SCIFF) kicks off its inaugural festival, June 22- 24th, at the Everson Museum of Art, located at 401 Harrison St, Syracuse, NY 13202. 

Syracuse has always held strong to its…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on June 4, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Mass Rock

One May afternoon a few years ago my wife asked me to come for a walk in the woodland just outside Carndonagh, the Donegal town where she was born. She wanted to show me where she and her friends had played when they were children. By the time we reached the wood, the dull day had brightened and everything around us…

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Added by Colm Herron on June 3, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 4 - June 10

LUAIN -- 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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 3, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Paddy the Navvy

"In eighteen hundred and forty-four

I landed on the Liverpool shore

Me belly was empty me hands were raw

With working on the railway, the railway

I'm weary of the railway

Poor paddy works on the railway"

(from Poor Paddy on the Railway by The Dubliners…

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Added by Kieron Punch on June 2, 2017 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Wexford's Thomas Gray: Rebellion of 1641's Siege of Fort Duncannon

Irish loyalties in the Rebellion of 1641 were intertwined between religion and the destabilization of English politics. "The Catholic  landowners desire to recover their lost land was one main reason for the rebellion. The rebellion started eleven years of war between 1641-52 in Ireland and was…

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Added by Don Gray on June 2, 2017 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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