LUAIN -- On October 19, 1751, Charles Edward (Jennings) Kilmaine, general in the French army, was born at Saul's Court, Dublin. His father was a physician from County Galway. Though the family name was Jennings, Charles became known as Kilmaine in France after the area of County Mayo which had been…Continue
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What price freedom? Some people could answer that better than others. When it comes to Irish freedom that price was paid in 1916 in the stonebreakers’ yard of Kilmainham Gaol, where the leaders of the insurrection were executed. It was also paid throughout the War of…Continue
Are you planning a visit to Ireland in 2016 for the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the 1916 Uprising? Why not come with us and join Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones for an unforgettable 10 day journey around the historical sites and landmarks that made Irish history!…Continue
Michael Collins was the youngest son of a farmer, born in the west of the County of Cork, Ireland, in 1890. The Collins were relatively prosperous, as poor farmers go: his father held 90 acres, which his grandfather had in turn also…Continue
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The "Great Day" is approaching again.
On St. Patrick's Day all around the world, the Irish and those who love all things Irish will be…Continue
Mary Kate Neill was born on June 11th, 1900 in the tiny township of Graiguenaspiddoge in County Carlow. The 1901 census shows her ten months old. Her mother was Catherine or Kate Neill (née Cullen) aged 38, and her father Michael Neill aged 51. Born in 1850 just after the potato famine of 1845-7, he was a blacksmith. Graiguenaspiddoge was a row of 28 houses beside a main road in the countryside,…Continue
Ó am go ham, feicimid sna hAnnála tagairt do mhná céile agus d'iníonacha na cléire oidhreachtúla, mar sna samplaí thíos.
From time to…Continue
"Women of the Irish Revolution"
by Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Gillis
“Ireland at the end of the…
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At the Irish Cultural Society meeting on November 12, 2014, Terry Golway did what great historians do — he made uncommon connections among historical facts. During his presentation, Professor Golway helped the members of his audience at the…Continue
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"The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster, 1872–1948"
by Terrence Dooley…
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Well, we did it. It was hard, but overall I conducted myself with class and rehearsed for hours with an array of talented, crazy people. It was so challenging as a first-time producer and director but what I got was a tight show that told the story. The story has always been my…Continue
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It could rightfully be considered in an inauspicious start to a great love story, when years later one half of the storied couple reflects on the day of their…Continue
|The Battle of Perryville from a contemporary illustration.|
MÁIRT -- On October 8, 1862, Irish-born…Continue
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