Ballymore Eustace through the Years
The First Chronicle
In 1953 we saw the first Ballymore Eustace and Hollywood Chronicle.
This publication gave a flavour of the area. The next publication was Christmas 1958 when we had a pamphlet.
In 1972, we had another Chronicle. In 1984, the Football Club brought out a book to mark the centenary of the GAA. In 2000, Michael…Continue
One of the closest times that the Irish ever came to independence from the Crown happened when Irish Catholics and Protestants united in a brotherhood of purpose for the benefit of all. It was inspired by…Continue
Mary (Mollie) Gill, Murphystown, Dundrum - first President of Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael from 1923-1941
Frances Mary Josephine Gabriel Hurley, Ballybrack - released from the North Dublin Union on 29 September 1923
On September 29, 1979, John Paul II became the first Pope to set foot on Irish soil. 1,250,000 people (1/4 of the population of the island of Ireland, and 1/3 of the population of the Republic of Ireland) attended…Continue
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|National Museum of Ireland
DOMHNAIGH -- On…Continue
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In September, after one of my occasional trips to Boston, I decided to take a detour to investigate The Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University. Friends had told me about the collection hosted at the library on the Hamden Connecticut campus, until last September, when it moved…Continue
I posted a story yesterday about the Blind Irish Fiddler aboard the Bounty.
That story is part of a series - DIASPORATIONAL - featuring historical figures from the Irish Diaspora; Politicians, Hollywood stars, activists, writers.
All of the posts can be seen here on my blog
"Silence Exile Cunning ... Maple…Continue
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(My dad was a lorry driver for Bord Na Mona, the Irish Peat/turf development board, and I was asked to write a remembrance of those times for their pensioners' magazine. Thanks to his job I was able as a kid to travel over most of Ireland to deliver equipment and…Continue
Our Irish-themed crossword puzzles are among the most popular features in The Wild Geese community. This time around, we focus on the most visited tourist destinations in Ireland, as recorded by Fáilte Ireland. This list may come in…Continue
Say the word "mutiny," and it is a fair bet that most people will immediately think Bounty. Maritime history is filled with tales of desertion and revolt against a ship’s captain, some bloodier than others, but none…Continue
The Irish Pub is an absolute gem of a movie that should be seen by everyone. In an age when we are hooked by the latest box sets from HBO, Netflix or RTE, this film stands alone as the finest example of documentary film making that has come our way in quite a…Continue
A group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am flight in Limerick on a cold Winter’s night in 1940. Joe Sheridan, the head chef at Foynes (the precursor to Shannon airport) put a little whiskey in their coffee to warm them and lo and behold the Irish whiskey was born. Stanton…Continue
I've been working on the promotion of "Brendan at the Chelsea" sent to Off Broadway by Belfast's Lyric Theatre, starring Adrian Dunbar as the notorious Dublin writer Brendan Behan when he lived at the equally notorious Chelsea Hotel in New York in…Continue
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Things that have started running through my mind, such as why so many people have started to bash Gabriel Byrne so harshly. Bash him over what his thoughts are over the Catholic Church. Which indeed Mr. Byrne is right about in terms of the fact that, the Catholic Church is as a whole, a corrupted institution no?! The Catholic Church indeed remains a corrupt institution--I mean if one looks at things like "The Tudors," "The Borgias," "Pillars of the Earth," or indeed even the current…Continue
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1588 ~ Streedagh Strand ~ County Sligo.
Some of King Philip of Spain's Armada run in to treacherous stormy waters and are pushed into the West coast of Ireland. The ships are crushed on the shore with many Spaniards losing their lives.
The beach is strewn with bodies some dead, some half alive, and some staggering around dazed.…Continue
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|From "History of the Irish Rebellion of 1798," published in 1799
The battle of Ballinamuck, after which Bartholomew Teeling was captured.…
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Nicholas Gray was an attorney in Co. Wexford, Ireland and in 1795 married Elinor Hughes. His life changed dramatically when he took part in the 1798 Rebellion as the Secretary to the Rebel Council of Wexford and also as Aide -de-Camp to Beauchamp Bagenal Harvey…Continue
There is an interesting facebook group called friends of Merlin Woods. Merlin Woods is a lovely green area on the outskirts of Galway city.The woods have already been decimated by houses built during the Celtic Tiger madness and now there are plans to build a road through the woods. Galway is a lovely city but the city fathers do not have any forward planning for anything and would not think decide about destroying this woodland. Some nice pictures on the site and a petition that needs…Continue