October 2014 Blog Posts (51)

Yeats's poem A Prayer for My Son - which son was he referring to?

“A Prayer for My Son”  by William Butler Yeats

Bid a strong ghost stand at the head

That my Michael may…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on October 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: October 5 - October 11

The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.

MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 5, 2014 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Irish Public Should not Pay for the Sins of the Banks

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in debt for a thousand euro is worried, but that when a man is in debt for a million, then the bank is worried.

Or it used to be like that. Now the odds are that someone has to be in debt for a multiple of that…

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Added by Jillian Godsil on October 5, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Looking for a Wild Geese Reviewer

This is book two of my Ellis Island, which follows Irish immigrants during the turn of the 20th century. Anyone willing to do a review here on TheWildGeese.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads....?…

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Added by Cindy Thomson on October 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Anne Devlin - Ireland's Hero and First Female Political Prisoner

As requested, here an account of the life of Anne Devlin, assistant to Robert Emmet.

In the church of St. Nicholas of…

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Added by Micheal O Doibhilin on October 3, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Happy Birthday Mal.

Thanks for all of the inspiration Mal.

"Son."

"Yes dad."

"Whatever you do, Don't die with Regrets."

"Don't worry dad, I wont'"

Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 3, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

Listen to the Music

My wife and I are becoming regulars at our local, The Four Provinces in Falls Church, Virginia, where they host a Monday night session, or seisiún, of Irish traditional music.  We love hearing live music of all kinds and have tried…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on October 2, 2014 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Irish Blue Cheese and Autumn Pears: A Winning Combination

There are over 3,000 known pear varieties grown around the world, each with a distinctive character, texture, and flavor. The most popular and recognizable pears are the yellow Bartlett, with a true pear shape, followed by the elegant, egg-shaped Anjou, (also called…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Oswald Didn't Kill Tippet

Oswald didn’t Kill Tippet

Linkedin Long-form Post – Submission #3…

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Added by James Francis Smith on October 1, 2014 at 12:56pm — No Comments


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Irish Dream House of the Week - Beautiful Irish Cottage

Nestled at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains this wonderfully unique property has been lovingly restored by the current owners and transformed into something special. The setting is stunning with spectacular mountain and rolling countryside views. The original farmhouse…

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Added by RE/MAX Ireland on October 1, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Ireland – The Birthplace of Halloween

It seems to me people start Halloween the first of October. They claim it has overtaken Christmas as the best holiday of the year. Approximately 100 countries celebrate Halloween but just what are we actually celebrating?…

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Added by Dee Notaro on October 1, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

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