Featured Blog Posts – September 2014 Archive (40)

Irish Mariners' Story of Nazi Brutality Gets Renewed Focus

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The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society are a docklands-based history group who believe in digging where we stand. We believe that the history of Dublin Docks and the surrounding communities of East Wall, North Wall, City Quay, Pearse Street and Ringsend are so rich that the stories should be collected and preserved. We also believe in…

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Added by Declan Byrne on September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments


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Journey of a Lifetime, Ireland's Causeway Coast

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To witness the drama of Ireland's Causeway Coast and Glens is to walk with the ancient spirits of its deep glens and experience a unique blend of…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 15, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments


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The Irish in Baseball

Those attending the Irish Cultural Society meeting in the Garden City Library on September 10, 2014 now know how baseball got its term “pinch hitter.”  When John McGraw was asked why he signed the over-the-hill player Mike (Turkey Mike) Donlon to the team, McGraw explained that Turkey Mike was good in a…

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Added by John M. Walsh on September 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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Travelling the Wild Atlantic Way - Donegal

Earlier this year Fáilte Ireland has launched a new tourism initiative called the Wild Atlantic Way.  It is geared both for international tourists and the domestic tourist and you may have seen the sign posts – a jagged line representing waves on a blue background which are dotted along the western coast of the country. The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest signposted coastal…

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Added by ISLE magazine on September 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments


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Commodore John Barry Day, 13th September

Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) a native of County Wexford, Ireland was a Continental Navy hero of the American War for Independence.  Barry’s many victories at sea during the Revolution were important to the morale of the Patriots as well as to the…

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Added by Liam Murphy on September 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

'Back When' - A Lifetime in 1,000 Words

Oh! to return to that time, place and space of yesterday's papers. Back when I was young, undaunted and sure of nothing, stronger than an oak, spellbound in innocence. Back when being seventeen was wide-eyed and ‘rarin to go, driven by the magical, heady arrogance of youth. Back to that time of transitional transmissions when the curtain was torn down, rent…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 12, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

'The Last Torch' - Cast

Come meet the cast of "The Last Torch"!  

"The Last Torch" is set in 16th century Ireland, where survivors of a shipwreck from the Spanish Armada have washed ashore,…

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Added by The Last Torch on September 12, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment


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Crucial Victory on Lake Champlain – '9/11' 1814

America’s Second War for Independence (1812 – 1815)

The War of 1812, also known as America’s Second War for Independence, was a contest to see if a free, republican form of government could…

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Added by Liam Murphy on September 11, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Learning How to Speak Like a Native Irish Speaker

Like any other language, the goal is to constantly aim for a higher level of written and spoken understanding. The path to this enlightenment can be achieved by taking the next step of predicting what native speaks would say in person, on the radio, or on television.To begin,…

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Added by David Joyce on September 9, 2014 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments


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Free Course from Trinity College!

Did you know that Trinity College in Dublin offers free courses? There's one offered right now that you can still get in to called Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's History 1912-1923

Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social…

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Added by Fran Reddy on September 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Eugene O'Neill: Deep, Dark Irish Literary Genius

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (1888 – 1953) was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. Born in a Broadway hotel room in Longacre Square (now Times Square), in the Barrett Hotel. He was the son of Irish immigrant actor James O'Neill, Rosbercon, County…

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Added by Dee Notaro on September 9, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments


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RE/MAX 'Walk For Life' 2014

We recently became involved with one of the biggest charity events in Ireland. The launch was over the weekend. Below is a little info on the event and the press release.

Men, women and children are called on to Walk for Life this October in Aid of the Marie Keating Foundation.

Launched Dublin, 8 September 2014: Television and…

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Added by RE/MAX Ireland on September 9, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Scottish Independence: Oh Those Pesky Flags

This whole Scottish Independence vote thing has got me worried. I mean if it passes and Alba does become independent, what will the new flag of the “Kingdom of Great Britain” look like?…

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Added by John W. Hurley on September 8, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Cuimhin Linn - Nos Acordamos - Vivan Los San Patricios!

Each year, on September 12, Mexico pays tribute to the San Patricios at San Jacinto Plaza.in Mexico City. A Memorial Plaque was installed back in 1959 on the wall facing the plaza. The plaque was designed by Lorenzo Rafael, son of Patricio Cox, who wrote the first book, a novel in…

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Added by Bit Devine on September 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments


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Glens of Antrim

These nine famous glens, endowed with evocative names and blessed with a diversity of landscape are also rich in history, in folklore and in the natural beauty that is a world away from the frantic bustle of modern life. Famed in legend are the magnificent Glens of Antrim.…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 8, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

From Tile Media, An Exploration of 1916's 'Terrible Beauty: Áille an Uafáis'

On September 25, 1916, William Butler Yeats penned the words “a terrible beauty is born” as he wrote about the Easter Rising. …

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Added by Robert A Mosher on September 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


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Gardens and Country Parks of Ireland's Causeway Coast

To witness the drama of Ireland's Causeway Coast and Glens is to walk with the ancient spirits of its deep glens, forests, gardens and country parks. Experience a unique blend of majesty and sheer beauty. You won't just walk or drive through this land:…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Researching Your Irish Family History: Census Search Forms

Those of us who are involved in long term genealogical research note that ages recorded on census returns and, indeed, on death records are frequently found to be quite inaccurate. There may be many reasons for such inaccuracies, not least because some individuals may not have known…

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Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on September 5, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Dalin' Man from Crossmaglen.

The dealing man can still be found in every market square and bazzar in towns and villages around the world. Their nationalities and languages may be different but the art of dealing always follows the same ancient ways. Dealing men were expected to look the part at all times and had a common mode of dress with only slight…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 3, 2014 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Beer, Strikebreaking, Exquisite Furniture: How Work Came to Define This Irish-American Family's History

Thoughts of labor this holiday, however modest in its aspirations, invite me to contemplate the role of work in both defining and coloring the lives of my family.



My grandfather Ray Regan was born in Harlem, in upper…

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Added by Gerry Regan on September 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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