MÁIRT -- On Oct. 3, 1691, the Treaty of Limerick was signed, ending the Williamite War in Ireland. It has been said that Irish history is something the Irish should never remember and the English should never forget, but the…Continue
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I am very excited about participating in The Irish, The Jews, and Irish Literature panel and showing Shalom Ireland clips during the Irish Writers' Festival in Los Gatos, California! I am also thrilled to see The Representations of Jews in Irish Literature Exhibition for the first time during its San Francisco Bay Area stop on its world tour.
Please join us for what promises to be an entertaining and enlightening series…
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Very recently I heard a young Israeli called Yehuda Shaul being interviewed on Radio Ulster. Yehuda is the co-founder of Breaking the Silence, an organization that aims to expose the harsh realities of the Occupation to fellow Israelis. His words made such a deep impression on me that I made up my mind to put…Continue
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They have called us Rebels and Traitors,
But themselves have thrown off that name of late;
They were called it by the English Invaders,
At home—in the year of "Ninety-Eight ..."
-- from "Kelly’s Irish Brigade"
-- From the Civil War anthem 'Song for the Irish Brigade'
Added by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
It’s official — autumn arrived on Friday, September 22 — and that means apples, pears, and roast pork! I grew up with pork chops and applesauce, pork roasts cooked with apple juice or cider and, eventually, this sophisticated peppered pork loin cooked with Irish Mist and served with apple-pear chutney that seems to scream “fall.” You’ll find this and other delicious autumn recipes in my newest cookbook Favorite Flavors of Ireland. To…Continue
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DOMHNAIGH -- On September 24, 1798, United Irishman Bartholomew Teeling was executed in Dublin. Teeling was the son of wealthy linen merchant in Lisburn, County Antrim. His father was involved in both the Defender and United Irish movement and Bartholomew and his brother joined him in the…Continue
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On the Second Morning of our tour, we traveled to Coney Island...( and yes, Coney Island in New York is named for her!) Our guide Martin Byrne serenaded me with Maguire's March, in honor of my Irish Language Teacher here in Richmond, Denis Maguire.…Continue
DOMHNAIGH -- On Sept. 17, 1860, units of the Irish Battalion of St. Patrick of the Papal army fought a Piedmontese army allied with Garibaldi at…Continue
Almost all Americans have experienced the Irish contribution to the United States, but the Irish have been instrumental to the history of many countries. The other most notable after the United States are the settlements of Australia and New Zealand, but they have also influenced many societies…Continue
Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 11, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
DOMHNAIGH On September 10, 1602, “Red” Hugh O’Donnell died in Simancas, Spain. “Red” Hugh is one of the most romantic figures in Irish history. (Right: Donegal Castle in Donegal Town) In 1588, at about 17, Hugh was snatched away from his family and held hostage by…Continue
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When we’re lucky, the tomato season can extend well into September. Some late bloomers barely ripen at all though, staying evergreen and not too tasty on their own. A great solution to making use of green tomatoes is to fry them for a delicious southern style dish served with remoulade dressing, or use them mixed with…Continue
Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 4, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Come all you gallant Irishmen, come listen for a while
I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle
’Tis of an awful, awful ambush I’d have you to beware
That happened in Rineen, in a spot in County Clare.…
DOMHNAIGH -- On September 3, 1842, John Devoy, (in a prison photo, left) one of the most devoted revolutionaries the world has ever seen, was born in Kill, County Kildare. John showed his commitment to Irish freedom early, refusing to sing 'God Save…Continue
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