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
The centenary of ANZAC Day is approaching, (ANZAC Australian and New Zealand Armed Corps), which commemorates the anniversary of the first engagement of those southern hemisphere troops, at Gallipoli, Turkey in April…
In March of 2014 I traveled from Illinois to Ireland courtesy of Aer Lingus. As I followed our progress across the…Continue
A true Irish spot, the small Neo-Gothic Church on the grounds of Kylemore Abbey, in Connemara.
You have to look hard for this special gem on the grounds of Kylemore Abbey in County Galway. Kylemore Abbey, home of the Benedictine Nuns since the 1920’s, is nestled at the base of Duchruach Mountain on…Continue
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My great 'Irish Spot' is Reginald's Tower in Waterford City! I remember being blown away by the history of the Tower on my trip to Ireland after winning the Waterford Gathering competition! It was my first trip off the North American continent and although my ancestry…Continue
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I desire silence. I want to be free from the noise that humans make. I fear I will never be free from this noise. I'm often in the woods and I still hear a car that is miles away or a plane flying overhead. And even my own sighing and thoughts can become too noisy. The sounds of…Continue
|Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."
DOMHNAIGH -- On August 11, 1744, during the…
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