Malachy Brennan, my father, was a descendant of one of two clans who arrived in Ireland approximately two thousand five hundred years ago, after separating from the larger wave of an amalgam of migrating Celts. Once in Ireland, they divided into four septs. Mal, as he became fondly…Continue
"Against the Wind", by J.A. O'Brien
Reviewer: Michael Halpenny
The full title of this book is "Against the Wind: Memoir of a Dissident Dubliner." However, this is not the diary of someone strenuously opposed to the Good Friday Agreement,…Continue
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|Library of Congress
William Brimmage Bate, the 10th Tennessee's division commander at the battle of Franklin.
DOMHNAIGH -- On…Continue
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“Danny Boy: The Ballad that Bewitched the World” is a documentary that takes you on a journey from a lone fiddler in Ireland playing an ancient Irish melody,…Continue
Who’s up for cooking a traditional Irish Christmas dinner? It will take some advanced planning, so here are some tips and recipes to get you going.
Christmas dinners traditionally feature a roasted goose. Turkeys are a more recent substitution. Other dishes…Continue
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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that November 29th is Small Business Saturday ... a day directing the focus on small, local, and independent businesses.
So while you recover from "Black Friday" and gear up…Continue
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The Big Brown
The fly slowly spins in air before me,
Arcing downward, to darker, cooler water.
A ripple forms and becomes a moving vee.
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Innismurray Island is, perhaps, the gem of the Wild Atlantic Way and is certainly a place where Wild West Irish Tours loves to bring visitors. Steve Hogan was one such visitor this…Continue
Early Irish society was hierarchical and divided into numerous ranks. A person’s rank was determined by his material wealth. As a person’s fortunes changed, his rank in society could also change. The class system was not rigid. Every…Continue
|From a Massachusetts Ancient Order of Hibernians poster commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the hanging of the Manchester Martyrs.|
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Ireland is known around the world as a place of fun, with pubs, singing and dancing, and of course, that's all true. But the Emerald Isle can also be a place for tranquility and quiet beauty. A visit to Brigit's Garden, just outside Galway City, will show that serenity and introspection are also part of the Irish experience.
Brigit's Garden is a perfect stop for those who…Continue