All Blog Posts Tagged 'Boston' (10)

Irish Rebels and the Baltimore Riots

Avenge the patriotic gore

That flecked the streets of Baltimore,

And be the battle queen of yore,

Maryland! My…


Added by Joe Gannon on May 3, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Irish-American New Year's Traditions

New Year’s eve had been celebrated with cheerful noise for many years, but in New York City on December 31, 1888, that all changed with the formal addition of music to the annual celebration and it took an Irishman to do it. In those early days, the tiny triangle of land at the…


Added by Mike McCormack on December 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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'The Irish Pub' Film in Cinemas From Today!

Hello, fellow Wild Geese! 

We're delighted to announce that The Irish Pub film will open at cinemas in the U.S. and Canada today! The…


Added by The Irish Pub film on October 24, 2014 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

There’s Gold in Nellie Cashman

In Tombstone, Arizona, the town too tough to die, Nellie Cashman, the Miners’ Angel, is legendary for her business skills, her philanthropy and her Irish grit. Her biographer once said, when asked to describe her, “Pretty as a…


Added by Bit Devine on July 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

What Is An Orphan Train?

Orphan trains were a social experiment which transported the unwanted child and street kids from New York City, Boston, Chicago, and other crowded Northeastern cities to the Midwest U.S. for adoption. The genealogy of many of these 200,000 orphaned and abandoned kids who were moved…


Added by Dee Notaro on May 14, 2014 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': The Burren Pub, Boston

Who’s looking for a great Irish pub in Boston? My favorite Irish place, stateside, is The Burren — a restaurant/pub in Somerville, MA (metro-Boston). Of course there is good food at The Burren, but the way they pour a pint of Guinness rivals the best pubs in the "old sod." Just…


Added by Niamh Ultaigh on March 14, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Respect for JFK’s Legacy an Enduring Part of This Family

November 22nd. Strikes a sullen chord. Any year -- and yet this year, it is the 50th year. Striking a crescendo of deep and bitter sadness.

Maybe it’s because I was raised in a house where John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s picture (clipped from the Sunday Daily News…


Added by Kevin Gleeson on November 20, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

The Great Hunger Museum: A Destination, Not a Detour

In September, after one of my occasional trips to Boston, I decided to take a detour to investigate The Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University. Friends had told me about the collection hosted at the library on the Hamden Connecticut campus, until last September, when it moved into its own building, located about a mile from the main campus.

The two-story,…


Added by Jim Curley on September 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

'South Wind': Awakening the Silent Voices of America's Civil War

Jed Marum, a Boston lad who now calls Texas home, is a storyteller in true fashion of the Seanchaí of old.  He traces his heritage and roots back to Kilkenny and Galway. I can easily see him amongst the Bards of old entertaining Kings and commoners alike. 

Jed  has been performing on the Folk and Celtic music…


Added by Bit Devine on June 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Colonel Patrick Guiney: Boston's 'Good Knight'

By Christian G. Samito

When rebellion threatened to destroy the Union, Patrick Robert Guiney swiftly rallied to its defense, proving to be a brave fighter and one of the most articulate Irish supporters of his adopted country. Perhaps his greatest legacy was a collection of Civil War letters running…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

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