Gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, even the smell of ginger signals that the Christmas season is upon us. Made from sugars and spices brought back from the Middle East by soldiers returning from the Crusades, gingerbread first appeared in central Europe in the Middle Ages. Monks baked gingerbread for religious…Continue
IRISH ROOTS magazine was first published in 1992 by Belgrave Publications. IRISH ROOTS Media Ltd acquired Irish Roots magazine in 2007 and the publication continues to go from strength to strength. IRISH ROOTS magazine aims to furnish readers with high quality informative content and to assist them to overcome the many hurdles so often encountered in Irish genealogy. Working with an accomplished team of experienced genealogists we pride ourselves in…Continue
In 1885, Lucy Coverdale, aka Lucille Yseult Dudley, made an unsucessful attempt on the life of Rossa. She was found to be insane at trial and ended up in a lunatic asylum at Auburn, in New York. Capt. Bedford Pim, Royal Navy, member of Parliament, helped secure her return to England in 1891. Was…Continue
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There’s many a lonely hearth-stone tonight in wide Mayo,
There’s many a gallant heart content again can never know
But darkest woe and grief for him the saintly true and tried,
Who on the Saxon scaffold that day for freedom died.
-- From “The Priest of Addergool,” by William Rooney (Founder of…Continue
From now until midnight on Friday 25th November, get a…Continue
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A great way to use up leftovers from Thursday’s turkey is to make a potpie laden with potatoes, carrots, and peas. (Add mushrooms if you like.) This recipe is a popular post-Thanksgiving dish in the United States and a year-round favorite in homes and restaurants throughout Ireland. Try the Spiced Cranberry…Continue
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Born in Dunamanna, County Tyrone, Ireland. John Russell Young (November 20, 1840 – January 17, 1899) was a journalist, author, diplomat, and the seventh Librarian of the United States Congress, serving from 1897 to 1899.
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"Older Than Ireland" is a landmark documentary that tells the story of 100 years of a…
The Si-Og Company is located just south of the River Shannon on the west coast of Ireland.
We specialize in making limited edition Collectible Dolls, which are handmade by experienced Irish craft workers using traditional quality…Continue
1. Ancient Irish law decreed 24-hour opening.
Under Brehon Law – first codified in the sixth and seventh centuries – each local king was required to have his own bruigu (also sometimes spelled brughaid), or brewer. A bruigu was obliged to have “a never-dry cauldron, a dwelling on a public road and a welcome to…Continue
For over 50 years, fine bone china table and giftware have been synonymous with Royal Tara Giftware in Galway, Ireland's City of the Tribes. A prosperous merchant town in the 16th century, when it was run by 14 successful merchant families, Galway is today a vibrant university city and…Continue
Mary Margaret McBride, "The First Lady of Radio," was born November 16, 1899, in Paris, Missouri, to an Irish-American father, Thomas Walker McBride and a Scottish American Mother, Elizabeth Craig.
Photo above, Mary Margaret McBride and First Lady Eleanor…Continue
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Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Senator from Wisconsin. It is to him we attribute the term "…Continue
So I wrote this musical -- The Last Torch. It took a long time approximately 7 years. I even raised a bunch of money and put it onstage. I battled to tell this story. It’s an important story to me and to the Irish.
Though I have a…Continue
There’s a saying we have in Ireland that you’d nearly think was coined for Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn. Namely, if you’ve the name of getting up early in the morning you can lie till lunchtime. And it seems to me that Tóibín lay too long when he wrote Brooklyn.…Continue
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O.K., it should be obvious (hopefully) that I am not a man.
But dear old dad definitely is... and as, like it or not, I've always been dad's girl I've acquired a bit of an insight into what makes certain types of men…Continue