Featured Blog Posts – December 2015 Archive (29)

Create Your Own Irish Culture

If you're reading this, you're probably proud of your Irish Heritage and rightly so. Honoring your family's roots is nothing to laugh at. There are several ways to do this, of course. Varying from studying the Irish language, playing Irish music, listening to Irish music, and other creative…

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Added by David Joyce on December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What I've Learned From Fionn MacCuhul

I’ve learned some valuable life lessons from Fionn MacCuhul.

Life is short.

Love is vital.

Companionship is…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 7, 2015 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Embracing a Scholar, a Storm and Sligo's Sacred Spaces

In October, we spent time traveling in Ireland via a tour from Wild West Irish Tours in October, a prize for winning last spring's "The Wild West of Ireland: You Won't Forget Your First…

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Added by Maureen Kelley-Olson on December 6, 2015 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

The Injustice That Informs 'Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood'

My historical novel "Lieutenant and Mrs. Lockwood" is based on an actual Irish family, and I've had people ask about their story. The Lockwoods' story turns out better than that of the Fortescues, but I think I have…

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Added by Mark Bois on December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

British Commander Delivers Coup de Grâce to PBS' 'Bloody Irish'

I watched "The Bloody Irish: Songs of the 1916 Rising" on PBS Channel 21 last night.

The music -- great! The singers -- fabulous! The "history," especially the scenes in the GPO -- the less said the better. But it's the politics that really matter.

This show was made in Ireland for broadcast on PBS.…

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Added by Sandy Boyer on December 3, 2015 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Reconnecting with Kieran



After more years than I care to count, Kieran has resurfaced. The last time I saw him, it was raining; it was one of those gray Galway days on New Castle Road, and I’d sleuthed Kieran out, after swearing to Adrian I’d never tell who had told me where I…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on December 3, 2015 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Pieta House Christmas Appeal

Added by Pieta House Inc on December 2, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments


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Irish-Born James Barry, UK's First Transgender Physician

Dr. James Miranda Stuart Barry was born Margaret Ann Bulkley. Her parents were thought to be Jeremiah and Mary-Ann Bulkley. However, there is some speculation about the biological father. Barry's place of birth is usually given as Cork, and Barry's birthday is usually given as between 1789-1799, as her university and…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on December 2, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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