Featured Blog Posts – June 2021 Archive (7)

Waterford's Ernest Thomas Walton: The Father of Atomic Energy

A widely respected, much admired, modest, unassuming Irishman played a major role in the development of Atomic Energy. It could be argued that this man’s role in the development of Nuclear physics was so groundbreaking and historic, that several years later, it led directly to the invention of the first Atomic bomb.…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on June 25, 2021 at 2:46pm — 4 Comments

EASY SUMMER SUPPER

If the idea of a one-dish meal with Irish roots is appealing, then this recipe will definitely please. I enjoyed it as the “catch of the day” many years ago at Aherne’s Seafood Bar in Youghal, County Cork. There it featured locally caught cod fillets cooked in a “parcel” with wine, fresh herbs, and wild mushrooms, but you can easily adapt it to…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 22, 2021 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Mayor Patrick “Battle Axe” Gleason of Long Island City

What Marc Antony said about Julius Caesar in his famous play about the Roman dictator, “The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones,” is also true about Long Island City’s legendary Irish mayor Paddy Battle Axe Gleason. A deeply polarizing figure, Gleason was attacked by his enemies for his alleged corruption, buffoonery,…

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Added by Geoffrey Cobb on June 20, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments


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“Paddy” O’Brien and the Rathcoole ambush: Vengeance Is “Mine”

The sun was getting low in the western sky on a sweltering hot Thursday, June 16, 1921, near Rathcoole, County Cork. The Irish Volunteers of what had been the 2nd Cork Brigade, but was now the 4th Cork Brigade, listened and watched intently to their east. “Paddy” O’Brien, who was appointed commander of the new 4th…

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Added by Joe Gannon on June 14, 2021 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Autism + Art + Decolonise

I started my visual art journey as a way to explore the idea I was autistic. I was diagnosed autistic at 45! It's been rough and I've fought really hard to stay a good person despite the abuse and lack of understanding. Music was my first love and I am blessed to have been raised in an Irish traditional sense by a musical mother. My family sang together and as immigrants it was accepted although it made some people uncomfortable.  Here is some music from my autistic brain…

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Added by The Last Torch on June 14, 2021 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

The Black & Tans 1920-1921 by Jim Herlihy

The Black & Tans 1920-1921 – A Complete List, Short History and Genealogical Guide by Jim Herlihy.

Rightfully described as ‘Ireland’s foremost authority on the history of Irish policing and police…

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Added by DJ Kelly on June 10, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Battle of Cúl Dreimhne (Battle of the Book)

Today June 9, we remember with pride an Irishman whose mind, efforts and foresight changed the world forever. Colmcille also known as…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on June 9, 2021 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

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