All Blog Posts Tagged 'Century' (6)

Confronting the Dark Side of the Irish ‘Down Under’

When I was asked to write a series of poems for an art exhibition in Australia earlier this year, I embarked on a dark voyage of discovery into the lives of Irish immigrant children 150 years ago.

Image: 'Image Above: Falling' by Jane Theau (2017)

There is a special brand of human misery so steeped…


Added by Anne Casey on November 6, 2017 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

The Founding of Royal Midhe

Most people today will tell you, if you ask, that there are four provinces in Ireland, namely, Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught. What many people are not aware of is the fact that in the distant past, there were actually five provinces, the fifth one being the province called Royal Mide.

At the…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on December 27, 2016 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

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Ogham Alphabet article

An article on the Ogham Alphabet appears in the current issue of the Hedgemaster, the newsletter of the Irish Cultural Society.  The article can be found on the Society's web site under Archives: 

Added by Irish Cultural Society of GC on September 2, 2013 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Edmund Burke: The Conscience of a Nation

By Joseph E. Gannon

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

-- Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke was one of the most famous political thinkers of the 18th century. Through his speeches and writings, he raised…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Anglo-Irish Treaty: Seed of 'The Troubles'

By Joseph Gannon

My country men awake! arise! our work begins anew!

Your mingled voices rend the skies, your hearts are firm and true,

You've bravely marched and nobly met, our little green isle through;

But, oh! my friends, there's something yet for Irishmen to…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Marching the Queen's Highway: Dolly's Brae to Drumcree (1849 to Today), Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2: Dolly's Brae to Drumcree (1849 to Today)

By Christine Kinealy (First produced in 2003)

By 1849, the nationalist threat had passed, but the Orange…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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