October 2014 Blog Posts (51)

Isaac Butt: Founder of the Home Rule Party

by Patrick Bonar

Isaac Butt Q.C. M.P. (6 September 1813 - 5 May 1879) was an Irish…


Added by The Wild Geese on October 31, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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Irish Dream House of the Week - 30 October, 2014

Our Irish dream house of the week is a wonderful 4-bedroom detached home is located in the heart of the countryside and yet minutes from Waterford City. Situated on an elevated half acre site with views of the rolling countryside.

Built in 2006 and…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on October 30, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Féasta Chultúr na nGael / A Feast of Gaelic Culture

This Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10AM to 3PM, Molloy College's Irish Studies Institute will host a Feast of Gaelic Culture in Long Island, New York with free workshops in the Irish Language, modern Irish Genealogy, Seanchas…


Added by Jerry Kelly on October 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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The Premier County - Tipperary at a Glance

In our blog post last week, we mentioned some of the main attractions that you must see if you ever visit Waterford. This week we are having a look at…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on October 29, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

The Irish 'Backbone' of the Erie Canal

by Maryann Tracy

To say that the Irish built the Erie Canal is an exaggeration, since there were British and Germans who worked alongside them, but to say that they were the backbone of the Erie Canal is…


Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge: Nobby Apple Cake

Scents of freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh apples spread throughout my house as the Nobby Apple Cake quietly baked in my oven. Not content to make just one cake, I doubled the recipe so I could share this delectable dessert cake with a few of my lucky friends. I followed the…


Added by Jim Roark on October 27, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Yeats Falls in Love

By 1919, W.B. Yeats was writing Ego Dominus Tuus (Latin: I am your Master). For the first time he uses Latin, the common voice of Catholicism. Also for…


Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on October 27, 2014 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

The Last Torch Overview

The Last Torch - Overview

Added by The Last Torch on October 25, 2014 at 11:41pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 26 - November 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On Oct. 26, 1771, John (Juan) MacKenna (left), who would rise to fame in South America, was born in Clogher,…


Added by The Wild Geese on October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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'The Irish Pub' Film in Cinemas From Today!

Hello, fellow Wild Geese! 

We're delighted to announce that The Irish Pub film will open at cinemas in the U.S. and Canada today! The…


Added by The Irish Pub film on October 24, 2014 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Patsaí Dan Mac Ruaidhrí

Added by Bit Devine on October 23, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Exploring the Music of Ireland's Islands - Achill

This is from a series of programmes released in 2009.

This programme is about Achill Island where music was an integral part of island life. "You get serious goosebumps as you march into into the Church if your band is going well," Piper Conal Mc Namara states, as he describes playing with an Achill pipe band on St Patrick's day.

Added by Bit Devine on October 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Exploring the Music of Ireland's Islands - Tory

In keeping with the Tory Island theme ...

This is a video on the Musical culture of Tory.  It's part of a series of programmes released in 2009 exploring the rich musical culture of Ireland's islands.

Added by Bit Devine on October 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

10 Interesting Facts About Tory Island

Found in the seas off the coast of Donegal, Ireland's most northern county, Tory…


Added by The Irish Store on October 23, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

The Storm

We were expecting her unwelcome visit thanks to the ingenious invention of Radar, which had been developed during the dark, frightful years of World War II. All we could do was prepare for her inevitable onslaught. She was conceived and born on the African continent…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Origin of American Slang

I teach genealogy at a senior center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.. This city is a virtual melting pot of many nationalities of the world and people of many colors. We sometimes get into discussions that really are "food for thought." It is…


Added by Dee Notaro on October 22, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Toasting Halloween with Traditional Irish Barmbrack

The word "Halloween" owes its origin to the ancient Celtic harvest feast called Samhain, which occurred on the eve of the Celtic New Year, November 1. Several foods are traditionally eaten at this time, especially Colcannon and Barmbrack, a yeast fruit…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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Westmeath Emigrants to Argentina

A game of hurling in Mercedes, Argentina (1917)

A frequently asked…


Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

The Apparition

It was Samhain, the night when the veil between worlds was parted, the night when the spirits would come back to earth and commune with earthly mortals. As a child, he had often heard the tales told around the fireside but as he grew older, he dismissed them as harmless ghost stories…



Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 19, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Sherlock's Team Visits Dallas

Sherlock’s Team Visits Dallas…


Added by James Francis Smith on October 18, 2014 at 6:14pm — No Comments

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