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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

Celebrating Fraughan Sunday (AKA Lughnasa)

The festival of Lughnasadh or Lughnasa (pronounced LOO-na-se) marks the beginning of the harvest season that was historically observed throughout Ireland and other Celtic…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on July 25, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Day of History and Reflection: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 8

The final day of my Wild West Clare-Connemara-Galway Tour was a quiet wrap-up to a week of history, myth, legend, song and breathtaking sights.

But quiet…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 5, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Chillin' With An Al Fresco Brunch: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

With the recent stretch of warm — make that HOT — weather in Ireland and elsewhere, everyone wants to dine al fresco. I know I’ve been eating three meals a day in the great outdoors, especially brunch on weekends when I’ve been serving these…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 3, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Place To Call Home: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 7

I have discovered Heaven.

Another beautiful, sunny day on the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 1, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments


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Understanding the Significance of Celtic Symbols

These Framed Tiny Tiles are new in stock, and I just love them. The colour combination is a beautiful variety of green and brown colours, which have been inspired by the typical shades of an Irish forest. The different Celtic designs intrigue me, and as there are a few Celtic symbols in this frame that I…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on July 26, 2018 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

In the Realm of Spirit: Psalms from a Mountain







In the Realm of Spirit: Psalms from a Mountain

John A. Brennan

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ISBN: 9781722290641 Price: $14.95

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The man sitting in the back row of the…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 22, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

On Top of the World: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 6

A heat wave has hit Ireland this week, and I’ve managed to acquire a bit of a sunburn…and I’m having the time of my life!

Today I realized a long-held dream. I took a journey to…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 28, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Irish Impact on America's Revolution

We extend our best wishes to all our American Wild Geese on this Independence Day.  The contributions of Irish-Americans in the War Between the States is well documented and much discussed.  Perhaps less so is the impact some of the earliest Irish immigrants had upon the American…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Finding History, Inspiration: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 2

The sun shone brightly on the second day of my Clare-Connemara-Galway tour.

We got an early start and headed to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, and…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Adventure Begins: Dispatches from The Wild West, Day 1

My Clare-Connemara-Galway tour started out with a bang, filled with history, fascinating details that only locals would know, and…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Orangeman Claims 'Irish Language has Become Political'

An Irish language development officer in east Belfast says many people there are upset…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 20, 2014 at 3:30am — 22 Comments

On the Eve of an Adventure: Dispatches from The Wild West

I’m about to embark on a grand adventure, and I feel almost like one of my own romance novel heroines!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Totally Irish Gifts . . . We're Back With Some Special Offers

We've been quiet on the blog post for some time, but we're back now and looking forward to providing some interesting posts!

Just to recap on the ongoing discount codes to use on www.totallyirishgifts.com, exclusively for members of The Wild Geese. All our gifts are…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on June 28, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments


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One of 'The Boys of Wexford' Returns: JFK in Ireland

On June 23, 1963 the people of Ireland fell in love with a member of “The Wild Geese” who had less than five months to live. If ever an American politician had a style and ease that allowed the people of Ireland to see the “Irish” in him, it was John…

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Added by Joe Gannon on June 12, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Worth Repeating: Strawberry Shortcake Day

Strawberry season is finally here! In fact, the entire month of June is considered to be “strawberry month” and “National Strawberry Shortcake Day” is celebrated June 14. According to Driscoll’s, a California company celebrating over 100 years of growing…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 12, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Pros and Cons of Dating An Irish Man

We’ve shown out the pros and the cons of dating an Irish man. Choose wisely and consider these points before you agree or disagree to a date with the rare breed that is Irish men.

Want to treat your Irish beau?

Get him an…

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Added by The Irish Store on May 1, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments


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Semmes and the San Patricios: 'Dishonored and Dishonorable'?

In November of 1846, as the war between Mexico and the United States raged, an unusual unit of the Mexican army was formed by General Santa Anna, it was called the San Patricios or St. Patrick's Company. Commanded by John Riley, a deserter from Company K…

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Added by Joe Gannon on May 16, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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