All Blog Posts Tagged 'Ireland' (158)

Marching the Queen's Highway: Dolly's Brae to Drumcree (1849 to Today), Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2: Dolly's Brae to Drumcree (1849 to Today)

By Christine Kinealy (First produced in 2003)

By 1849, the nationalist threat had passed, but the Orange…

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Tennis in Ireland: Once World-Class

OTHER IRISH TENNIS ARTICLES

Tennis in Ireland: Once World-Class

By James Doherty…

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The Irish Brigade's Heroic Stand for 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'

Map of the Battle of Culloden by "Celtus" on Wikipedia. Click on photo to see larger version.…
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The Rise—and Fall—of the Bid To Enthrone 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'

The Highlanders on the attack from "Battle of Culloden', by David Morier. Click on photo to see larger version.…
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Remembering the 1974 Dublin/Monaghan Bombings

By Gerald A. Regan

Still, the Republic is peaceful, except . . . at moments when someone (either British secret service or Protestant Loyalist) has decided that the South should be reminded that the terrorist shouldn't have any sympathizers anywhere. Bloody Friday, May 17,…

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'The Magdalene Sisters' Hits America's Shores

Miramax Films

A nun leads stars Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, and Anne Marie Duff (left to right) in Peter Mullan's "The Magdalene Sisters."

Called "a rancorous provocation" by a Vatican newspaper, Peter Mullan's film highlights the Church's role in the ruin of thousands of Irish women…

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Constance Markievicz: The Countess of Irish Freedom

By Joseph Gannon

The light of evening, Lissadell,

Great windows open to the south,

Two girls in silk kimonos, both

Beautiful, one a gazelle.

From William Butler Yeats'

In Memory…

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In Manhattan, Keeping Faith During the Hunger Strikes

Peter Dolan, Photographer

New York Irish History Roundtable Papers

Protest against the visit of the Prince of Wales, Lincoln Center, New York City, 17 June 1981



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Grosse Ile: Island of Death

By WGT Managing Editor Joe Gannon

The locals would come to call Grosse Ile "L'Ile des Irlandais." The Canadian island would be the first and final resting place in the New World for thousands of Irish emigrants.

During "Black '47," the worst year of the Great Famine, the coffin ships arrived at the…

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Maud Gonne: Yeats' Cathleen Ní Houlihan, Ireland's Joan of Arc

By Joseph Gannon



How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false…

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Part 5: 'England Executes Prisoners of War'

Patrick Moran, who might have escaped, but didn't want to appear to be guilty.
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Countess Markievicz: The Polish Connection Part 2 of 3: Ireland Becomes Her Mistress

In this, Part 2 of Countess Markievicz: The Polish Connection, we see Constance Markievicz, despite her aristocratic upbringing, transform her burgeoning anger at British rule and social injustice in Ireland into the activism that would soon totally consume her. Sadly, her family is the loser in this competition for her time and focus. WGT's three-part narrative is adapted from WGT Connacht correspondent Joe McGowan's new biography,…
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The Naming of the Two Baltimores

MORE ON THE SACK OF BALTIMORE

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Chatting with ‘Max O’Rover’ on Italish-Irish Relations (Jan. 4, 1913)

Italian writer and editor Massimiliano Roveri is driven, and, in a sense, adrift, as a storyteller who has found himself 1,300 miles from Ireland, the country that inspires him most. Roveri, 43, based in the central Italian province of Tuscany, has…

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