Featured Blog Posts – July 2016 Archive (13)

Celebrating Fraughan Sunday (AKA Lughnasa)

The festival of Lughnasadh or Lughnasa (pronounced LOO-na-se) marks the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland and other Celtic nations. Originally held July 31-August 1, or approximately halfway between the…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 25, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Playing Roulette with Irish Luck?

It is estimated that Irish punters gamble over €6 billion a year (equivalent to €14 million per day), with over 3 percent of Irish adults gambling online regularly, and 12 percent visiting bookmakers every week. While the industry is perhaps lagging behind some other…

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Added by Daniel O'Reilly on July 22, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Great O'Neill -- Dead 400 Years in 2016

Last week, in his sleep, in his small palace in Rome, 400 years ago, one of the greatest figures in Irish history passed away, Hugh O'Neill. . With him in his final moments may have been his teenage son, John, whom he had nominated to succeed him as Earl of Tyrone and as The O'Neil. Also there may have been his…

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Added by Brian O'Doherty on July 22, 2016 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

'The Seafarer' - A Devil of a Christmas

By Patricia Jameson-Sammartano

WG Culture Editor

(This review was first produced in 2007, when Pat Jameson served as our culture editor. She died in April 2012.)

Setting: A shabby two-story house, in a suburb north of Dublin, on Christmas Eve. We had originally thought that a play about five drunken…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Power of Choice: Salmon Two Ways

When I wrote my first cookbook more than 20 years ago, nearly half of all the recipes I received from Irish chefs contained what they called “a taste of Ireland” — a small dose of Guinness, whiskey, Irish cream, or some other variety of Irish “spirit.”

We all know better now that to be an authentic Irish…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 18, 2016 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Druids, Celts, and Romans – A Historical Novel



History Books...Tell…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 17, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Introducing: The Irish Workshop

Hello everyone! 

Please allow us to introduce ourselves: we are The Irish Workshop, an online marketplace for authentic Irish gifts made by craftspeople and artists from all over Ireland. …

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Added by The Irish Workshop on July 14, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments


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'Mary Boyle - The Untold Story'



Here is the trailer for a documentary written and directed by Gemma O'Doherty about the case of Ireland's youngest missing person. Mary Boyle vanished on her…

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Added by Joe Gannon on July 11, 2016 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Yummy Yogurt Breads With Irish Oats, Flour

On a recent visit to Ireland I discovered two delicious breads made with yogurt: one from Flahavan’s, the well-known company that’s been milling oats in Kilmacthomas, County Waterford, for 200 years, and another from Catherine Leyden, the chef who presents lovely recipes on RTE using Odlum’s flours. You’ll find more…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 11, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Irish Wedding Jewellery on Sale

This week's HOT DEALS at Totally Irish Gifts.

Beautiful top quality Irish Jewellery.

Perfect for Wedding Jewellery, Bride gifts and Groom gifts.…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on July 10, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Push for 'Republic Day'

John Steinbeck, who had an Irish mother, once wrote that every good Irishman goes back once. This Irishman must confess that he's been back more than once in the many years since he first left for Australia. But it took 13 years before I could make the first trip, and it…

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Added by James O'Brien on July 7, 2016 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

An Author's Gratitude to The Wild Geese Community

In Louisiana, they use the phonetically pleasing word lagniappe to denote a little something extra. Typically, a lagniappe is a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure as a way of saying thank you. I’ve been so enamored with this word that it’s found its way into my psyche…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on July 5, 2016 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Time for Summer Herbs

Whether you cultivate an herb garden, grow a few in pots, or simply find them irresistible at your market or farm stand, the thought of cooking with fresh herbs is, frankly, irresistible! Our Italian friends can take credit for caprese, that great summer salad of tomato, mozzarella, and fresh basil, but I’ve found the…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 4, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

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