William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (1853 – 1921) was a figure of the American "old west" known as a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshal and Army scout, avid fisherman, gambler,…Continue
Ériu is generally believed to have been the matron goddess of Ireland, a goddess of sovereignty, or simply a…Continue
William Paterson (December 24, 1745 – September 9, 1806) was born in County Antrim to William Paterson and Unknown named mother. (How about it, Ireland – who is she?) He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of two, and entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton…Continue
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This beloved carol, believed to be originally of Welsh origin, had already been around for quite a while when Mozart used it for a piano duet in the 18th century. You can read more about its interesting history in …Continue
The Irish have only a few Christmas traditions that stand out as traditionally Irish and not borrowed from other cultures in recent times. Perhaps the oldest of these traditions is ... housecleaning! And it may, too, have been borrowed from other cultures, although it was as long ago as before the birth of Christ.
This is not your typical housecleaning. Traditional Irish "whitewashing the…Continue
It seems to me people start Halloween the first of October. They claim it has overtaken Christmas as the best holiday of the year. Approximately 100 countries celebrate Halloween but just what are we actually celebrating?…Continue