Down the hill from Francis O'Neill's homeplace of Tralibane, County Cork, is an 18th century stone bridge. If you closely read O'Neill's work, Tralibane bridge turns out to be personally very important to him, as a place and a tune. He wrote about the spot a number of times, particularly the "Pattern Dances" the community held there. No doubt this experience at a…Continue
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, has just published four new folios of research into the period of The Irish Famine under the collective title Famine Folios.
These compelling essays take a fresh and…Continue
On the east side are the ruins of Woodhill, the house to which Sarah Curran fled after the execution of her lover, Robert Emmet in 1803. Nearby is the ruin of Dundanion Castle from…Continue
Added by Brendan OByrne on May 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
As May Day is observed around the world, we take a look at the close connection between the Irish and the efforts to organize labor around the world. At home in Ireland the fight was led by men like James Connolly and "Big Jim" Larkin. In the…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
By Joe Gannon and Gerry Regan
It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 23 years since we participated in one of our most memorable St.…Continue
Between the years of 1845 and 1852, Ireland’s population was reduced by about 20% due to the impacts of the Potato Famine, also known as The Great Famine or in our native language ‘An Gorta Mór.’ It is…Continue
By guest blogger Constance Hall
Last November, a dream came true for me when I read about a knitting and craft tour that Irish Tourism had…Continue
“Mo Gobnat from Muscraige Mitaine, i.e. a sharp-beaked nun,
Ernaide is the name of the place in which she is.
Or Gobnat of Bairnech in Món Mór in the south of Ireland,
and of the race of Conaire she is; a virgin of Conaire’s race”
Note to the Félire Óengusso, tr. Whitley Stokes, p. 73
I have a new…Continue
Added by Amber Ó Siodhacháin on February 11, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
If you're a first time visitor to Ireland next year, you'll probably already have numerous places on your must-see list. However, if you've been before and want to experience something new, then Camden Fort Meagher in County Cork might be for you.
The fort is…Continue
Added by Got Ireland on September 18, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
His great grandparents were Dennis Harrigan, (born 1781 in Cork) and Catherine Driscoll (Cork).
His grandparents were Dennis Harrigan Jr, (born 1832 in New Brunswick, Canada) and Catherine Ahearn (born in Canada, father from Cork).
His mother was Catherine Helen Harrigan (born 1873 in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota).
He was Harry…Continue
Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 17, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
In his book "Ireland – A History," Robert Kee describes Collins thus:
Of all the many rebel leaders to shine out of Irish history only one stands out as a really effective revolutionary: Michael Collins --- He took hold of a potentially revolutionary situation in Ireland and made it work.’
Born in 1890 in County Cork, he joined…Continue
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,…Continue
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837- 30 November 1930) was an Irish-American schoolteacher and dressmaker who became a prominent labor and community organizer. She helped coordinate major strikes and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World. Mary…Continue
| The National Library of Ireland
DOMHNAIGH -- On May 4, 1916, the British…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on May 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
See what the Emerald Isle has offer on foot. Walk along gigantic cliff faces, sandy dunes and beaches,…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on April 15, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments
2019 is the 106th anniversary of the 1913 lockout in Dublin. Often referred to as a strike, it is more accurate to call it a ‘lockout’ since many of those to suffer from the vengeful actions of the employers were not members…Continue
|High bridge of the South Side Railroad across the Appomattox. Capture of this bridge allowed Union troops to catch up to Lee at Farmville|
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