”They could take our land, starve our poor, destroy our homes and plunder our institutions; they could deny us education, but they could not destroy our music and song” No truer words were ever spoken. These are by Derek Warfield himself.
Derek Warfield is a singer, songwriter, mandolin player and a founding member of the…Continue
Ireland's worldwide invitation to the Irish diaspora to come home in the very ambitious and controversial countrywide event "The Gathering" has exceeded all expectations. A resounding success, especially for Irish tourism, the central statistics office…Continue
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I made several trips back into the devastation after that initial writing. The work never got easier. In fact it got much harder. Age on a man is often internal and aches and pains are the wrinkles.
Above, Cross Bay Blvd and a ship washed into the median. See more pictures below. Photos by Kevin Gleeson
One friend in particular deserves a mention here – a year later. Living in east Rockaway on…Continue
Added by Kevin Gleeson on November 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
John Ridge Presents on Lost Irish Colonies of New York
John Ridge, premier researcher of Irish life in the New York metropolitan area, spoke about the discoveries he has made about Irish neighborhoods in New York at the Irish Cultural Society…Continue
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One of the joys of my early childhood was going with my family to the beaches of New York City, particularly Rockaway and Jacob Riis. Getting there was at least half the fun. We’d go over the George Washington Bridge, then…
The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 11, 2013 with fellow Wild Geese member, Jim Goulding. Jim…Continue
A chairde (chara), we could use your help getting to the next stage of a competition for a $250,000 grant, offered by Chase Bank's Mission MainStreet. We need to garner 250 'votes,' and fast (by the Nov. 15th deadline).
This infusion of cash would help us…Continue
PART 1 IN A TWO-PART SERIES
By Lt. Col. Kenneth H. Powers, NYARNG (Ret.)…Continue
Perhaps the most famous — or infamous — Irishman ever to trod south of the equator was the outlaw Ned Kelly, whose legend gave birth to "…Continue
I wrote about my novel, Ghost of Gallipoli, in a previous blog. However, given the significance of Sunday, 10th November, I’d like to dedicate this article to all those men of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, including my great-uncles, who died during the Gallipoli Campaign, in 1915.
When I agreed to write about the poet Francis Ledwidge (right), I completely underestimated the impact that this exploration of his life, poetry and influence would have on me. Above all, it has made me all the more aware of the…Continue
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Originally posted at artofneed, Blog for the Auld Irishtown trilogy here: http://artofneed.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-brooklyn-irish/
Although Irishtown had been known as Brooklyn’s most recognizable, infamous waterfront neighborhood for…Continue
|John Mitchel as portrayed by Currier and Ives, who made a number of Irish prints to appeal to the Irish-American market.|
DOMNAIGH -- On Nov. 3,…Continue
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On this day in history:
1884 - The foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
The Gaelic Athletic Association was founded at 3 pm on Saturday, 1 November 1884, in the billiards room of Lizzie Hayes' Commercial Hotel, Thurles, County Tipperary.
All present that day had…Continue
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On 31 October (Halloween), 1973, the IRA used a hijacked helicopter to free three of its members from Mountjoy Jail in Dublin. Below is a video clip from RTÉ's archives which shows the footage from the aftermath of this daring escape:
The Halloween 'Legend of Loftus Hall Experience Tour for Adults Only' has been sold out for months! Having a wine and tapas bar and reserved table for after the tour had added to the value of this creative endeavour of the Hall's new owners.
Near the end of my recent trip to Ireland, Wexford maritime historian and writer Jack O'Leary took me down to…Continue
As any Irish history enthusiast will know, 2013 marks the centenary of a very significant year in the Irish fight for independence - and the next ten years will provide many more milestones to commemorate. The years 1913-23 in Ireland saw the Dublin Lockout, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, and the Civil War. By the end of this tumultuous decade, Ireland would be a fledgling Free State, and the…Continue
'Green Blood Is For France'
A Timothy O’Mahony Novel by John J. Gaynard
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2012)