I’ve seen a lot of fresh figs in markets lately and know how delicious they are with blue cheese, usually mixed in salads. But then I remembered this recipe from Peter Ward, proprietor of the legendary Country Choice market in Nenagh, Tipperary, and thought it’s worth sharing if you find figs locally. Ward is a champion…Continue
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For those of you who do not know, this year (2017) marks the 20th anniversary of TheWildGeese.irish (originally TheWildGeese.com). My old friend Gerry Regan has made this a cornerstone of his life's work…Continue
MÁIRT -- On Aug. 1, 1915, the funeral of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was held before a huge crowd at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Rossa's body had been returned from New York where he died June 30. He had…Continue
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A new addition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- one cannot simultanously serve two masters. Mine is finishing my effort to bring Sherlock across the pond, …Continue
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I am a member of a ‘singing’ family and I was always very shy when asked to sing, so much so that for most of my life I didn’t really sing. About five years ago my son Davog, who lives in Lyon in the south of France, said to me, “Ma would you ever learn a couple of new songs and come over and join…Continue
I am surely not the first Irish emigrant to have heard these words from their heartbroken mother. Guilt at the impact of my decision to leave Ireland and grief at the loss of my beloved mother are central themes in my poetry collection…Continue
Today we remember with pride the great Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who led an Irish rebellion that occurred 23 July 1803, 214 years ago today. Robert Emmet had an equally patriotic brother who took part in, not one, but two rebellions. Here is his fascinating story ...
CÉADAOIN -- On July 26, 1739, George Clinton, soldier, first governor of New York, and vice president of the United States, was born in Little Britain, N.Y., of Irish Protestant parents. Clinton served in his father's New York state militia unit during the French and Indian War before being…Continue
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Good morning (afternoon) to you all! Hope the week is treating you well so far.
We at Wild West Irish Tours just wanted to take a moment to say thanks - and to introduce the special event kicking off tonight: the launching of the brand new, exclusive Wild West Atlantic Way Tour!
Yep – you heard it here first (or possibly second; if you follow us elsewhere), folks – we’re gearing up to do…Continue
MÁIRT -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal joined the Gaelic League in 1899 and became a lieutenant in the Irish Volunteers…Continue
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I began researching my family tree a little over three years ago, and two years ago I shared some of my journey in this post:…Continue
I found this summery dish of cod and tomatoes at Encore Brasserie in Derry’s Millennium Forum. I love the simplicity of roasted fish combined with the sophistication of Spanish ham and two kinds of tomatoes.
PAN-SEARED COD WITH SERRANO HAM, TOMATO TAPENADE, AND ROASTED TOMATOES
Because I once lived in a small town in Connemara, at the gateway of the Irish-speaking area called the Gaeltacht, I look for those novels that depict the region as it is, for once one has spent significant time there, its ways and means register in the soul with perpetual resonance, leaving one forever nostalgic for…Continue
DOMHNAIGH -- On July 9, 1750, John Philpot Curran, lawyer and nationalist, was born in Newmarket, Co. Cork. Curran, a Protestant, first gained fame by winning a judgment for a Catholic priest who had been horsewhipped by Lord Doneraile. A colleague of Gratton, Curran represented Rathcormack, Co. Cork, in…Continue
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