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A Visit From Our Lady of Guadalupe Sets Stage for Christmas

Does human nature translate divinely?

Have you ever had lunch with a Jewish mother? “Have I mentioned my son David graduated valedictorian from high school and is now on full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University? (About 14…

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Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on December 11, 2018 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: December 9 - December 15

LUAIN -- On December 10, 1710, the Irish regiments in the service of Spain fought in the battle of Villaviciosa during the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 9, 2018 at 9:49am — No Comments


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Alleta Sullivan: “Champion Gold Star Mother" of WWII

There are many stirring tales of Irish and Irish-American military heroes in the long history of the United States. From…

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Added by Joe Gannon on November 22, 2018 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

New York Celebration of Fr. Felix Varela, Advocate for the Irish, on November 20th

Father Felix Varela became the advocate for the Irish immigrants in New York from the 1830s to 1850s. including the famine period.  There will be a celebration of his life at the Church of the…

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Added by John McAuliff on November 18, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Giving Thanks for Irish Cheese

If you’re still looking to add an Irish “touch” to your American Thanksgiving meal, look no further than this delicious starter featuring Cashel Blue, Ireland’s first (and most delicious) blue cheese. This recipe comes from award-winning chef Kevin Dundon, proprietor of Dunbrody House in County Wexford,…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 15, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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Totally Irish Gifts Celebrates Its 6th Anniversary!

As we celebrate our 6th Anniversary this month, we really do feel honored to be part of our customers' gift giving for so many special occasions. These are mainly happy occasions, but we are also mindful that gifts are often purchased for loved ones who need a special thought when life gets tough. We love to hear from customers on why a…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on October 7, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Treachery and Betrayal in South Armagh

In July 1690 the last battle fought on Irish soil between two kings played out in the hills and valleys of the Boyne river valley in County Meath, Ireland. The battle was fought between the deposed king James II who was the last Roman Catholic monarch of…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 21, 2018 at 9:00am — 2 Comments


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General Charles Edward Jennings: 'Le Brave Kilmaine'

The port of Brest in the mid-1790s by Jean-François Hue (1751-1823)

As he watched the small French fleet carrying his friend Theobald Wolfe…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 19, 2018 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Ireland's First Superstar Stars in RTE Documentary

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Two days ago this radio documentary was launched by RTE in Ireland to great applause about P. S. Gilmore, 1829-1892, with the help of great historians like TheWildGeese.irish's own Gerry Regan; New York Irish History Roundtable's…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on November 6, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Almost Time To Celebrate Samhain

The ancient Celtic harvest feast called Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, the “darker half” of the year. It’s celebrated on October 31-November 1, which is nearly halfway between…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 17, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Human Computer from Donegal

The next time you power up your computer or go to the rifle range, take aim and set your sights on a target off in the distance, knowing that you will hit the target, raise a glass to a ground-breaking Irishwoman from Donegal named…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 6, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nicholas Gray: Seeking 'Liberty To Recruit a Regiment of Irish'

In 1798, the new Oaths issued by the Wexford Council had good effect. As Crown forces gathered on Wexford’s borders for the showdown, Nicholas Gray, Secretary of the Council, wrote on 16 June to Fr. Philip Roche, the new commander‑in‑chief. Gray was…

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Added by Don Gray on September 28, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments


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WWII Hero Edwin O’Hara: The Honor, But Not the Medal

(Edwin O'Hara, loading the 4 inch gun on the SS Stephen Hopkins. By W.M. Wilson, on display at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.)

For them there are no big parades, 

No heroes' welcome…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2018 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

The Twists and Turns of My Search for Kinney Ancestors

A quick intro on research for my Irish roots:

As a child, my mother always told me that her father said his mother was from Ireland; he (my grandfather) never told my mom her name, birthplace in Ireland, age or anything else: All he told…

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Added by Randy Bruyere on October 3, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Last Peaches of Summer (With Apologies to Tom Moore)

With peaches still available at local farm stands, you’ll love this recipe for baked peaches filled with ground almonds and amaretti cookies. Top them with vanilla ice cream, crème fraîche, or mascarpone cheese. You’ll find recipes like this in my…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on September 26, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Great Famine of 1315



Five hundred and thirty years before the death and devastation caused in 1847 by An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger), Ireland suffered an equally horrific event that begun in 1315 and was the first in a series of large-scale disasters that devastated Europe in the 14th century. A continent-wide famine began with…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 27, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Mountain Man John Colter: Surviving 'Naked and Afraid'

John Colter’s leg muscles were burning and his lungs were aching, but he kept his legs moving. As he glanced over his shoulder he could see that most of the Blackfoot warriors chasing him were far behind now, but there was one far ahead of the…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 15, 2018 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Slán to Ireland: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 9

A quiet thread of melancholy hovered over me as I made my way to breakfast on the last morning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 8, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

'Coffin Ships' and The Great Irish Famine

This is an article I wrote for my site about Coffin Ships and the Potato Famine:…

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Added by ADRIAN McGRATH on August 23, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The History Behind Lughnasa

At the Ould Lammas Fair boys were you ever there

Were you ever…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 1, 2017 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

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