All Blog Posts Tagged 'Derry' (16)

The Mass Rock

One May afternoon a few years ago my wife asked me to come for a walk in the woodland just outside Carndonagh, the Donegal town where she was born. She wanted to show me where she and her friends had played when they were children. By the time we reached the wood, the dull day had brightened and everything around us…


Added by Colm Herron on June 3, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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

By John Yacobian

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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…


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

Every Writer Thrives and Survives on Memories

On a July day nearly 130 years ago, an unknown and homesick young Irish writer trudged along a busy London street. He stopped suddenly and stood still, for he thought he could hear the tinkling of water in the midst of the bustling thoroughfare. He followed the sound and found he was looking in a shop window. There…


Added by Colm Herron on August 25, 2016 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

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

By John Yacobian

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(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…


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

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…


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

John Kelly: Republican, Soldier, Politician, Peacemaker

John and Paddy Kennedy in 1969

This coming week will see the anniversary of the passing of John Kelly, a man of stature, honesty, and principle who as a young man was a Republican at a time when it was not popular. There were  people who would…


Added by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

A Memorial for British Soldiers in the Bogside?

Kate Nash and Vincent Coyle Interviewed On Radio Free Eireann

Sandy Boyer (SB) and John McDonagh (JM) interview via telephone from Doire (Derry) Kate Nash (KN), the sister of William Nash who was killed by the British Army on Bloody Sunday, and Vincent Coyle (VC), who…


Added by Sandy Boyer on August 12, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 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,…


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

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'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations in Ireland

Explore filming locations from "Game of Thrones"…


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

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News and Views Compiled By Irish National Caucus


Fifty years ago, the flagrant decision to deny Derry a university became the perfect symbol of Unionist anti-Catholic bigotry… And the issue still rankles this Derry columnist. ANCIENT SEAT OF LEARNING STILL FIGHTING…


Added by Fr. Sean McManus on November 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Edmund Sullivan, Popular Painter of Irish Landscapes, Dies at 72

Landscape artist Edmund Sullivan, whose work since 1976 focused on Ireland, died Friday after a lengthy illness. He was buried Saturday in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York, after a funeral mass at Church of the Annunciation, in nearby…


Added by Gerry Regan on June 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

'Misremembered Man' a 'Delightful Slice of Country Life'

I would not presume to elevate my meanderings by calling them a “review” but having just finished "The Misrememberd Man," a lovely first novel by Christine McKenna, a Derry-born artist and writer, I am willing to go out on a limb and recommend it as a…


Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on May 7, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Painting 'Mother Ireland': Part 1 -- Learning To 'Be Still'

American artist Edmund Sullivan tells how Ireland came to dominate his work

By Edmund Sullivan

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Life's decisions have a way of testing one's beliefs. My…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Reliving 'Bloody Sunday' Part 1 of 3: "A Worm's Eye View"

Reliving 'Bloody Sunday'

Part 1 of 3: "A Worm's Eye View"

By David Tereshchuk

Called to testify at the new British investigation into…

Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

'Bloody Sunday': 50 Years Later, Still Seeking Answers

I can't believe the news today

Oh, I can't close my eyes

And make it go away

How long... How long must we sing this song?

How long? How long... "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" -- U2

By Joseph E. Gannon…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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