Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on April 7, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments
(Note: This was originally posted April 9th, 2020)
Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on March 28, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments
My Tír na nÓg
To Patricia A. McLaughlin from Dan,
her husband, February 14, 2022
Though this poem may…Continue
Added by Daniel P. McLaughlin on March 1, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Born: 226 AD, Terni, Italy
Died: February 14, 269 AD, Rome, Italy
Full name: Valentine of Terni
Valentine was a Christian priest who had also worked as a doctor and ministered to persecuted Christians and Romans alike. He lived in Italy during the third century AD and served as a priest in Rome. Historians don’t…Continue
Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 12, 2022 at 1:30pm — No Comments
A tremendous ray of sunshine burst forth fully adorned in the natural splendor of its Creator’s heat, light and energy. It hurtled forward in perfect obedience to the sun from which it came and landed on earth, leaving in its wake the…Continue
Kissing a wife or lover under the mistletoe at Christmas is derived from an old Roman custom that honored the god Saturn. The Romans associated mistletoe with peace, love, and understanding and hung it over doorways to protect the household, as well as protection from witches and demons. Hanging…Continue
Added by John Anthony Brennan on December 13, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments
In July 2013, I was honoured to give an oration at the graveside of Fr. John Bannon. The following, though long, is the text of my speech. Regards, Liam. (This post is part of a week-long series I've titled, 'Their Stories, Our Heritage, Not Forgotten', in honor of Irish Heritage Week 2020.)
Reverend Peter Cooney, CSC
Born County Roscommon, Ireland: June 20, 1822/1832?
Peter Cooney’s family immigrated to the United States, settling in Monroe, Michigan, when Peter was still a child. There Peter received…
Added by Liam McAlister on May 7, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments
Born in Dublin in 1856, Laurence Carroll worked his way across the Atlantic, hoboed across the States from New York to Chicago via Montana to San Francisco, worked as a sailor on the Pacific Mail to Yokohama and wound up in Asia, where he became an…Continue
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Ireland has a centuries-old, rich and proud history defending its people and attempting to take back control of the Island for the native population (predominantly Roman Catholics)…Continue
Added by Gerry Regan on April 20, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments
When Fr. Sylvester Malone died Dec. 29, 1899, almost at the very end of the century, it signaled the end of an era not only for the Catholic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn but also for the entire neighborhood. A beloved and respected figure among all local residents, Fr. Malone (pictured…Continue
Added by Geoffrey Cobb on April 7, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Have you ever had lunch with a Jewish mother? “Have I mentioned my son David graduated valedictorian from high school and is now on full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University? (About 14…Continue
The following is a compiled list of 26 common Irish sayings with their translations below written by The Irish Store.
You may find these useful to save confusion & hassle when crossing paths with an Irish person.…Continue
Added by The Irish Store on April 26, 2018 at 9:57am — No Comments
What comes to mind for you when you hear the words “St. Patrick’s Day”? Green, I’d imagine; probably spirits, soda bread, and so on – but have you ever thought about…teeth?
Most people associate the loss of teeth with things like aging, nightmares, or even tooth faeries – but what if instead of a…Continue
Added by Wild West Irish Tours on March 11, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments
"In eighteen hundred and forty-four
I landed on the Liverpool shore
Me belly was empty me hands were raw
With working on the railway, the railway
I'm weary of the railway
Poor paddy works on the railway"
(from Poor Paddy on the Railway by The Dubliners…
I've managed to get myself to a country where there is no St. Patrick's Day Parade -- not even an Irish embassy, just an honorary consulate. I suspect March 17 will be a little quieter than I'm used to.
I am alive and well and enjoying Amman -- and so far, Amman seems to be enjoying me.
I'm settling in --…Continue
Ships, Real and Imaginary
It’s a piece of rock with a wonderful beginning.
A cause for marvelling in a right of its own.
Formed deep in the magma of earth.
Mainly composed of quartz, the colour of light
And feldspar carrying the…Continue