December 2016 Blog Posts (29)

American Psycho? Three Thoughts About Trump

By way of introduction I should tell you that I have great affection for the United States of America. Just over a century ago most of my uncles and aunts migrated from a dirt-poor part of Donegal to settle in Chicago. If my mother hadn’t married a home-bird and moved to Derry with him I would now be living somewhere in…

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Added by Colm Herron on December 5, 2016 at 7:30am — 8 Comments


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Amanda McKittrick Ros -- 'World's Worst Poet'?

Anna Margaret Ross (née McKittrick; 8 December 1860–2 February 1939), was an Irish writer,  who used the nom de plume Amanda McKittrick Ros. She was born in Drumaness, County Down, on December 8, 1860.  She holds the dubious distinction of being called by critics "one of the world's worst poets" due…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 4, 2016 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 4 - December 10

DOMHNAIGH -- On December 4, 1887 Maria Winifred (Winnie) Carney (right), trade unionist and revolutionary was born at Fisher's Hill, Bangor, Co. Down. Her father, Alfred was a protestant and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments


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My Top Three Picks For Beginning Your Family Genealogy

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* Irish Government Sponsored Website

Find A Grave

You can…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 3, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on December 2, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments


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How Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page Led Me To Tara

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Well, how did Murray Heasman's interest in Celtic knotwork begin?  I used to play (well, try to play) a classical lute back mandolin (and before that, the Scottish bagpipes).  When in London, a friend and musician, Vince Millet of Secret…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 2, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments


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Hollywood's Irish Import Shop -- A Place for the Homesick

Rainy days, she says, are especially good for business. They make people homesick. (The little cottage you see behind her left shoulder is a little incense burner for peat -- which makes the store smell like Ireland.)…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 2, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments


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'New December' By Fergus Lyons: An Exhibition of Paintings

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Donkey Look 26cm x 28cm…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 2, 2016 at 12:30am — 1 Comment


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Nagle Forge & Foundry -- Historically Inspired Jewelry Made in US

Nagle Forge & Foundry is a small family-operated casting company that specializes in crafting historically inspired and limited edition jewelry and clothing fasteners from the finest lead-free pewter, bronze, sterling silver, or 14-karat gold. All of our work is handcrafted in the United States. We…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 1, 2016 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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