All Blog Posts Tagged 'Great' (8)

'Famine Folios' -- Ireland's Great Irish Famine Revisited

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…

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Added by Brian Nolan on November 9, 2015 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

ANZAC Day Centenary - 25th April, 2015

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…

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Added by Brian Nolan on April 21, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Bert Hassell and Parker Cranmer

           

           

            In March of 2014 I traveled from Illinois to Ireland courtesy of Aer Lingus. As I followed our progress across the…

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Added by P.J. Francis on April 20, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Kylemore Abbey's Neo-Gothic 'Gem'

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…

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Added by Mary Reed on March 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments


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'One Great Irish Spot': 900 Years Young, Reginald's Tower, Waterford City

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…

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Added by Fran Reddy on March 7, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Listening to Ghosts

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…

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Added by Cynthia Neale on December 6, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 11-17

Ultonia Regiment of the Spanish army, toy soldiers by "The Warrior Irish."



DOMHNAIGH -- On August 11, 1744, during the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 10, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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