"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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“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.
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
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
John P. Joyce is a name that would not be familiar to most people around the world, and even in his native Ireland. Born in County Galway in 1839, Joyce was a pioneer in the development of professional baseball in the United States, and specifically in Ohio. Along with Harry…Continue
Growing up in north Jersey, my father was a pro at finding inexpensive things to do in Manhattan and often took my sister, Eva and I there for an…Continue
In late July, Raymond Magee from Denver, Colorado contacted Newry and Mourne Museum via Facebook enquiring…Continue
Never since the glory days of gladiators has there been so much interest in hand-to-hand combat. It hasn’t happened overnight, it is rare that an overnight sensation actually happens overnight, but Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has passed the point of being a niche sport and is now…Continue
Amateur photographer George Hackney was sent to the war from his home in Belfast in 1915, taking his camera with him. The photo above was taken in 1916 in Belgium. The collection contains very impressive rare images, including surrendering German troops during the Battle…Continue
To lovers of history, Ireland is a land of castles and battlefields, and there are many of both in the Emerald Isle, given its contentious past. The Clontarf Castle Hotel brings the history-minded both, given its location in a renovated castle, close by the site of the important…Continue
At the Irish Cultural Society meeting on November 12, 2014, Terry Golway did what great historians do — he made uncommon connections among historical facts. During his presentation, Professor Golway helped the members of his audience at the…Continue
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In recent years, newspapers have become an increasingly useful source for genealogical research. This is due to the massive digitization projects that have been undertaken, making it easier to conduct broad searches for specific references to surnames and place…Continue
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