All Blog Posts Tagged 'Antrim' (24)

Ireland's Top 10 Natural Wonders

Feast your eyes on the natural beauty that Ireland has to offer. From amazing stone landscapes, to breathtaking cliff faces to picturesque lakes and more.…

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Added by The Irish Store on May 1, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

For the Ireland of Ages Past, Go to the Far North

By John Yacobian

Special to TheWildGeese.com

John Yacobian, producer for Grace Pictures' documentary, "An Unreliable Witness," offered tips on travel to Ireland's spectacular north country—Derry, Donegal, and Antrim for us back in 2004.

(Right: The author at Donegal's Horn…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 8, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

For the Ireland of Ages Past, Go to the Far North

By John Yacobian

Special to TheWildGeese.com

(First published in 2004)

When people tell me they are headed for Ireland, I always encourage them to go north, to see Derry, Donegal, and Antrim, and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

'98 Rising Marked Pinnacle for Antrim Native Honored in New York

By Charlie Laverty

Just a few minutes drive from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., lies the modest village of Salisbury Mills. But its remembrance of the deeds of its men at war is far from modest: At the junction of two roads that course through the village stands a handsome…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

May Birthday Boy - Marion Michael Morrison

Robert Morrison (1782-1863) was born in County Antrim of unknown parents and plied a linen weaver's trade until he emigrated to the United States in 1801. He married and was a pioneer in Adams County, Ohio, a captain in the War of 1812 commanding a company of dragoons, a state…

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Added by Dee Notaro on May 23, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Thomas McKean -- From Ulster to Pennsylvania

Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734 – June 24, 1817) was the son of William McKean from County Antrim who came to Pennsylvania via the city of…

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Added by Dee Notaro on April 22, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments


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Eoin MacNeill: The Man Who Tried to Stop the Easter Rising

Eoin MacNeill was born in County Antrim on May 15, 1869, the second-youngest child in a family that consisted of five boys and three girls.  His father, Archibald MacNeill, was a baker, sailor, and a merchant.  Combining all these skills, he set his family up to live what would be…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on April 13, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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The Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Sir Roger Casement

Roger David Case (later known as Sir Roger Casement) was born in Doyle’s Cottage, Lawson Terrace, Sandycove, South Dublin. His father was Captain Roger Casement of The Kings Own Regiment of Dragoons. His mother was Anne Jephson (or Jepson) who came from a Dublin Anglican…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on April 6, 2015 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

April as a Surname

This interesting and uncommon name is of Old French origin.  It was introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066 and derives from the Old French "avril(l)."  The month of April, ultimately from the Latin "aprilis", a derivative of "aperire", to open, has reference to…

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Added by Dee Notaro on April 1, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

The Irish of Savannah

The Irish were present at the creation of Georgia as a British colony in 1733. The second Royal Governor (1757-1760) of the colony was the Monaghan-born naval explorer Henry Ellis.  By treaty signed in 1763 with the Creek Indians, a tract of land was transferred which was roughly…

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Added by Dee Notaro on February 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Quiz: Can You Name These Irish Sights?

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 15, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

In the Footsteps of Giants

The only Irish attraction to make Conde Naste Travel Magazine's "20 Most Beautiful UNESCO Word Heritage Sites" was County Antrims's Giant's Causeway.  The 40,000 basalt stone columns that stretch into the sea…

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Added by Michael Quane on January 7, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Christmas Baby and Signer of the U.S. Constitution

William Paterson (December 24, 1745 – September 9, 1806) was born in County Antrim to William Paterson and Unknown named mother. (How about it, Ireland – who is she?) He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of two, and entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton…

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Added by Dee Notaro on December 19, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hercules Mulligan: George Washington's Irish Spy



by Bill McGimpsey

Alexander Hamilton died on the 12th of July, 1804. If he had not rowed his boat across…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 11, 2014 at 5:30am — 6 Comments


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Journey of a Lifetime, Ireland's Causeway Coast

Set your spirit free with the journey of a lifetime.



To witness the drama of Ireland's Causeway Coast and Glens is to walk with the ancient spirits of its deep glens and experience a unique blend of…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 15, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Glens of Antrim

These nine famous glens, endowed with evocative names and blessed with a diversity of landscape are also rich in history, in folklore and in the natural beauty that is a world away from the frantic bustle of modern life. Famed in legend are the magnificent Glens of Antrim.…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 8, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Boutique Hostels and Unique Places to Stay: The Truth About Irish Budget Accommodation

When I first heard the phrase "boutique hostel," I figured it was a bit of marketing gimmickry at work. I mean, hostels were bottom-of-the-barrel, right? I suspected the word "boutique" was in line to replace "charming" and "lots of character" for describing accommodation that wasn't quite up to par.

Well, this summer I got a taste of modern hosteling,…

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Added by Irish Fireside on August 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Those Wonderful, Intelligent Irish Genes - Thank You, Ireland

General John Alexander McClernand, born May 30, 1812, Kentucky, self- educated lawyer at age 20 and private in Blackhawk War with Abraham Lincoln as his Captain. Son of Dr. John, immigrant from Antrim, Ireland and Fatima Cummins (her ancestors were part of the Jamestown…

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Added by Dee Notaro on July 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments


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'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations in Ireland

Explore filming locations from "Game of Thrones"…





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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on June 16, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Top 5 Spectacular Walking Trails in Ireland

See what the Emerald Isle has offer on foot. Walk along gigantic cliff faces, sandy dunes and beaches,…

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Added by The Irish Store on April 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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