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The Irish and Latin Community

Almost all Americans have experienced the Irish contribution to the United States, but the Irish have been instrumental to the history of many countries. The other most notable after the United States is the settlements of Australia…

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Added by Pedro R Centeno on September 13, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Reminiscing with Fall Fruit

My family always called this not-too-sweet apple cake “nobby”…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 11, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Remembering 9/11 on the 16th Anniversary

It was fifteen years ago that the United States and the world held their breath as the worst terrorist attack in history took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. The attack was in the U.S. but many of the victims were from other countries around the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment


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The Rineen Ambush: Hell Comes to County Clare

Come all you gallant Irishmen, come listen for a while

I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle

’Tis of an awful, awful ambush I’d have you to beware

That happened in Rineen, in a spot in County Clare.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 2, 2017 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

Return of an Exile (how the ancient Irish oral tradition was saved from extinction)

On a cold, wet evening in 576 AD a flotilla of small, wave tossed, leather covered boats with tattered cloth sails, came to rest on the rocky shores of Lough Foyle close to the modern-day town of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 30, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Tomatoes… One More Time!

When we’re lucky, the tomato season can extend well into September. Some late bloomers barely ripen at all though, staying evergreen and not too tasty on their own. A great solution to making use of green tomatoes is to fry them for a delicious…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 4, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Irish in Labor

by Mike McCormack, AOH National Historian

In 1913, William Martin Murphy fired all his employees who had joined the Irish Transport and General Worker's Union…

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Added by Mike McCormack on August 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Midwest Radio

Midwest Radio…

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Added by Jim Lowney on August 29, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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20 Years of Irish History and Culture

For those of you who do not know, this year (2017) marks the 20th anniversary of…

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Added by Rick Grant on July 31, 2017 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Fruit Compote Reprised for Autumn Palates

The combination of chocolate and fruit is one that few can resist, so when I decided to offer this recipe for warm fruit compote, I realized I posted it back in February as a suggested topping for chocolate mousse cake to serve on Valentine’s…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 28, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Flying Back, I Barely Recognise My Hometown

When at 18 or 20, or in my case 24, you fly away on the adventure of a lifetime, you aren't thinking of your future self. When I first winged my way to Australia, I had no inkling where it would lead. Or all the losses it would lead to. For me. For my…

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Added by Anne Casey on August 28, 2017 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

The Destruction of Eamhain Mhacha

According to both oral and written traditions, at the beginning of the 4th century A.D., three brothers, known as the Three Collas, rebelled and killed their uncle, the high king of Ireland, Fíacha Sroiptine. This singular barbarous act started a…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 13, 2017 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Too Many Tomatoes? A Recipe For These 'Heroes of the Season'

It’s August, after all, so the problem of too many tomatoes…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 14, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now

Irish author and poet John Anthony Brennan has previously written a book of poetry and a philosophical memoir; but his latest production, Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now, represents yet another genre: a history of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 10, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Valentine Trant McGillycuddy: Crazy Horse's Friend

On a hot September day in 1877 on the Pine Ridge reservation in the Dakota Territory (now South Dakota), a large group of angry Sioux were crowded around the guard house. Writhing in pain on the ground before them, bleeding profusely from his abdomen, lay…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 7, 2017 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

For Sinead and Other Kindred Spirits . . .

We Irish artists, descended, as we undoubtedly are from the tribe of Dannan, an ancient breed of mystics, are tasked with the unenviable mission of walking the invisible, fine line. It is a gift that enables us to transcend the mundane, and experience…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 10, 2017 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Going to Kilorglin's Legendary Puck Fair!

It was thirty-three years ago this week that I made my first trip to…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 8, 2017 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Figs and Cheese, Yum!

I’ve seen a lot of fresh figs in markets lately and know how delicious they are with blue cheese, usually mixed in salads. But then I remembered this recipe from Peter Ward, proprietor of the legendary Country Choice market in Nenagh, Tipperary, and thought it’s…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 31, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Thomas Addis Emmet: Twice a Rebel

Today we remember with pride the great Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who led an Irish rebellion that occurred 23 July 1803, 214 years ago today. Robert Emmet had an equally patriotic brother who took part in, not one, but two rebellions. Here is his fascinating story…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 23, 2017 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Add Kennedy To 'The Wall'

A new addition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- one cannot simultanously serve two masters. Mine is finishing my effort to bring Sherlock across the pond, …

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 26, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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