Featured Blog Posts – November 2016 Archive (31)


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Irish Roots Magazine Offering Members a Free Issue

Our friends at Irish Roots Magazine have gone mad altogether and have given our members a free issue to download!…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 9, 2016 at 6:00am — 3 Comments


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Writer, Activist Alice Milligan -- Prodigy, Visionary, Humanitarian

Alice Milligan (1866-1953) was born into a middle-class Methodist family, one of 11 children. (Some sources would suggest that there were 13 children.) Her father was Seaton Milligan, a writer, poet, antiquary, member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), and a businessman. Her mother was Charlotte Milligan (nee Burns).

Alice was always…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on November 8, 2016 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Countdown To The Holidays: More Smoked Salmon Ideas

For the festive season, serve hot- or cold-smoked salmon on mini potato pancakes or in crispy bread baskets. Top the pancakes with a dollop of sour cream or crème frâiche and a sprinkling of fresh chives; try tangy horseradish-mustard cream on the baskets. You’ll find these holiday recipes and more like them in my latest…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 7, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments


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The First Irishman To Visit Tolstoy -- ‘Ireland’s One-Armed Patriot’

The first Irishman to visit Tolstoy was Michael Davitt. He…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 5, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment


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Mícheál Ó Lócháin, Activist on Behalf of Gaeilge in the United States

Born in Milltown, County Galway in 1836, Mícheál Lócháin was…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 4, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Gunpowder Plot ... Remember, Remember

'Remember, remember the fifth of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot.

I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.'

The Background

James I was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and a great-great-grandson of Henry VII,…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 4, 2016 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments


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Welcome 'Painted Clans,' Commemorating YOUR Family's History

'Painted Clans' creates amazing contemporary-style Coat of Arms framed gifts, perfect for the modern home. We are delighted to welcome 'Painted Clans', as the latest supplier…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on November 2, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments


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A Chance To Win a Lovely Image of 'Irish Wolfhounds'

This year the prize for our Thanksgiving Day draw for subscribers to Totally Irish Gifts is a mounted image of Ireland 'Irish Wolfhounds', by Irish photographer Sean Tomkins.…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on November 2, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Counting Down To The Holidays

Happy November! I’m purposely posting today so I can shock you into thoughts of the coming holidays: Thanksgiving in 24 days and Christmas, well, you know when that is! Shopping aside, it’s also time to start planning holiday foods, and what better ingredient than Irish smoked salmon for both. You might want to…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 1, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

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