All Blog Posts Tagged '20th Century Ireland' (11)

Irish Mariners' Story of Nazi Brutality Gets Renewed Focus

Dear Friend,

The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society are a docklands-based history group who believe in digging where we stand. We believe that the history of Dublin Docks and the surrounding communities of East Wall, North Wall,…

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Added by Declan Byrne on September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

100 Years Ago ... The Lost Opportunity of a Peaceful Path to Irish Independence

A response to some critics of a commemoration of the centenary of the Home Rule act

By John Bruton

Ronan…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2014 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

To Commemorate or Not

One hundred years ago was a great time to be in Ireland to paraphrase Thomas J. Clarke who had been sent by Clan na Gael leader John Devoy to revitalize the dormant IRB.  Clarke was, of…

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Added by Mike McCormack on August 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Review: 'Boy at the Gate' Testimony to Power of Music

THE BOY AT THE GATE (A Memoir)

Danny Ellis

Arcade Publishing,…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on November 4, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

‘Philomena’: Review of Stephen Frears' Oscar-Nominated Film

  In  the light of…

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Added by DJ Kelly on October 30, 2013 at 7:00am — 13 Comments

From Ireland to America, Part 2: The Kennedy Homestead

On my last day in Ireland, before taking an early flight out of Dublin, fellow Wild Geese member and Irish-American Wexford farmer Oisin O'Connell offered to…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Che Mural

Hey Gerry and everyone, this silly season the Che Mural story has gone viral, and I'm swamped on my Facebook page and Facebook Gallery page.

Two simple points:

1. I really doubt the 'American Tourist' story. It's the local council trying to divert attention from a dumb decision. The Che Festival…

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Added by JIM FITZPATRICK on September 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Chatting With Anne Ó Máille: 'Guardian' of Aran Knitting

The Wild Geese's Ryan O'Rourke recently paid a visit to Ó Máille's Original House of Style in Galway City to talk with its…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

Officials Repudiate Police Effort To Probe Ulster Violence

Imagine you were launching a new medicine for arthritis and in your application for approval from the FDA you employed as technicians people who had huge numbers of shares in your company and stood to make a fortune if the FDA gave your product a green light, that you only canvassed patients who had reported health improvements and…

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Added by ed moloney on July 8, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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