The Aran sweater is Ireland's major contribution to international style. A national icon, the sweater is still worn and loved, connecting people with Ireland, all over the world. Cozy, cool, and knitted with the best quality wool, the …Continue
Added by The Irish Store on September 30, 2014 at 10:00am — 13 Comments
Let’s face it, studying any language gets boring after a while even if the language itself is fun. To resolve this problem, we need to examine the nature of language and how to use that to our advantage. The most basic need for language is to communicate ideas, of course, and this…Continue
Added by David Joyce on September 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments
It's the stuff great films and spellbinding stage performances are made of. In the case of "The Last Torch," though, the story is plucked right from the history books. To be more specific, in this case, the story is taken from the personal journey of 16th century…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments
At the Commemorative mass for Anne Devlin in St. Catherine's Church, Meath Street, Dublin on Sunday 14 September, 2014 I gave the following Eulogy:
"As we celebrate this decade of centenaries, it is easy to forget those who went before, and without whom many of these events would not have happened.
One such person was Anne Devlin, in…Continue
Added by Micheal O Doibhilin on September 25, 2014 at 4:21pm — 3 Comments
On a sunny afternoon in the early 1960s, a Canadian sea-plane touched down on the silvery-grey waters of Loughrea lake, taxied to a jetty and tied off. The children swimming at Long Point were distracted for a while but quickly returned to doggy-paddle and soccer on that…Continue
Added by Brian Nolan on September 25, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment
"Loughrea, ‘That Den of Infamy’ The Land War in County Galway, 1879–82", by Pat Finnegan
224 pages; illustrated.
Retail Price: €14.95/€35.0
Review by Ronnie O’Gorman, Chairman of the Galway Advertiser…Continue
Added by Anthony Tierney on September 25, 2014 at 4:00am — 1 Comment
a story from my collection 'Out of the Blue'
Just days after MJ celebrated his thirtieth year in America, the foreman gripped his hand, muttered that…Continue
Added by Eddie Stack on September 25, 2014 at 12:30am — 1 Comment
Every year, on the Sunday closest to her anniversary, I organise a commemoration of Ireland's greatest women - Anne Devlin. I have been dong this for the last nine years now, and each year the format is the same: Midday mass in St. Catherine's Church on Meath Street in Dublin's…Continue
Added by Micheal O Doibhilin on September 24, 2014 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments
The following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, September 26, 2014 with with Niall McKay of…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster, 1872–1948
by Terrence Dooley
304 pages with colour…
Added by Anthony Tierney on September 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments
“Although we all have tongues, we are surprisingly bad at knowing precisely what they're doing or conveying that to others,” says UC Santa Cruz professor of linguistics Jaye Padgett.
Tongue motion, it turns out, is crucial to the documentation of endangered…Continue
Added by Ryan O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 1:14pm — 3 Comments
If you are an Irish movie buff, you are certainly familiar with the films of celebrated Dublin-born director Jim Sheridan. If you have a bowl of popcorn and a night-in planned, you may find this list of Sheridan films helpful. I have seen all of his early work, and I am now…Continue
Added by Kelly O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments
In 804, monks from St. Colmcille’s of Iona, Scotland founded a monastery in the town of Kells, County Meath. There, the Book of Kells was completed in the 9th century. The monastery is also known for its round tower and high crosses.
The town of Kells in County Meath boasts ecclesiastical significance, as it was the site of a monastery founded in the 9th century…Continue
Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
Geneticists at Trinity College, Dublin have recently discovered that the Irish gene pool is the least diluted in all of Europe if not indeed, the world. They have also discovered that the Irish traveling people (tinkers) are purely…Continue
Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 21, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments
A pilgrimage in the 1950s from Belfast to Knock (County Mayo) as a boyhood memory
Today I went to one of Ireland’s holy places of pilgrimage -- the holy shrine of Knock, where it is said that in 1879 our Holy Mother Mary appeared to 15 people on the…Continue
Added by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments
Most weekends, I get up at ungodly hours and go to the local flea market to look for interesting books. I usually arrive at 7:00 a.m. or so when they are still unpacking. The dealers there bid on storage units and end up with all sorts of miscellaneous stock, among which are the books I…Continue
Added by james lawrence dore on September 19, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments
If you're a first time visitor to Ireland next year, you'll probably already have numerous places on your must-see list. However, if you've been before and want to experience something new, then Camden Fort Meagher in County Cork might be for you.
Added by Got Ireland on September 18, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
If you've studied Gaeilge for any amount of time in the United States than you probably have experienced the problem of expanding beyond the basic vocabulary. However, if you live in Ireland you might have a different experience. For those who want to learn advanced vocab there is a studying method which is always helpful to those…Continue
Added by David Joyce on September 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
One Celtic custom that survived the conversion of Ireland to Christianity was divorce. Ancient Irish law, written in the seventh century, and known as Brehon Law, set forth several reasons that divorce could be obtained. In the…Continue
Added by Catherine Duggan on September 17, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments
"The Loneliest Boy In The World"
Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin with Patricia Ahern (Collins Press, 2014)
Review by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.
At the westernmost end of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula,…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment
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