All Blog Posts Tagged 'Animals' (8)


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Pals to the End: Every Dog Has His Day

Six weeks later, Stubby, the canine hero of the 102nd, was healed. The little scamp of a dog who had fought to survive on the streets of New Haven was was not easy to kill. He was sent back to the ranks, though the hospital staff and patients, who had been enjoying Stubby’s perky and therapeutic presence there, probably…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 25, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Pals to the End: A War Dog and His Irish-American Doughboy

" It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” 

                                                                          - Mark Twain

On April 25th of 1919 in…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 22, 2015 at 10:30pm — 13 Comments

Ireland's Surprising Wild West, Where Eagles Soar

There are many surprises to be found in Ireland's "Wild West," and one for me that was completely unexpected was to see eagles and other birds of prey flying above the countryside in County Sligo.

I happened upon Ireland's Raptor Research Centre after visiting the monument to…

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Added by Michael Quane on May 28, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Birding Ireland

Did you know that Ireland is a fly through for millions of migrating birds en route to North Africa and other parts of the Middle East?

Spiral Journeys will…

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Added by Ann V Quinlan on July 27, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Are You an Irish 'Hostler'?

If your great grandfather listed his occupation as a hostler – what did he do?

The word is spelled "hostler" in American English, but "ostler" in British English. It traces to c.1386, meaning "one who tends to horses at an inn"—and also, occasionally, "innkeeper." It is…

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Added by Dee Notaro on July 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Capaillíní Chonamara: Ireland's Most Iconic Animal

This one's for all you animal lovers out there, and especially for all you equine lovers.  On second thought, this is something that will be enjoyed by anyone who loves Ireland, her unique landscapes, and her grand auld traditions.

Last night (26 December, 2013), a new…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 27, 2013 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

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