All Blog Posts Tagged 'Kerry' (25)

Ireland's Top 10 Natural Wonders

Feast your eyes on the natural beauty that Ireland has to offer. From amazing stone landscapes, to breathtaking cliff faces to picturesque lakes and more.…

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Added by The Irish Store on May 1, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator

When St. Brendan got back from his travels discovering America in a small wooden and leather boat around 564 AD, he wrote a book in Latin, 'Navigatio Brendani' or 'The Voyage of Brendan', which, some 900 years later (1477) convinced Christopher Columbus that there might just be something out there beyond the western…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 25, 2017 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Unpacking 'The Wreck of the Hesperus'

'You look like the wreck of the Hesperus' was a much-used phrase in our house in Loughrea, 20 miles from the sea at Galway Bay. Boys, well you know boys, they never comb their hair, never wash their hands, wear the same clothes forever. . . . You know the type, and obstinately oblivious of their appearance. In Ireland,…

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Added by Brian Nolan on January 7, 2017 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

The Lakes of Killarney - Ireland's Crown Jewels

The good people of Ireland's County Kerry call their land "The Kingdom," and if that's so, then the Lakes of Killarney must be the Crown Jewels.

Killarney's lovely lakes have been immortalized in song and story for their breathtaking beauty. Indeed, Queen Victoria and her…

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Added by Michael Quane on February 17, 2015 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments


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South of Ireland Knitting & Craft Tour: An In-Depth Review

By guest blogger Constance Hall

Last November, a dream came true for me when I read about a knitting and craft tour that Irish Tourism had…

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Added by The Irish Tourism Group on February 12, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Saint Gobnait, Patron Saint of Bees & Beekeeping

“Mo Gobnat from Muscraige Mitaine, i.e. a sharp-beaked nun,

Ernaide is the name of the place in which she is.

Or Gobnat of Bairnech in Món Mór in the south of Ireland,

and of the race of Conaire she is; a virgin of Conaire’s race”

Note to the Félire Óengusso, tr. Whitley Stokes, p. 73

I have a new…

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Added by Amber Ó Siodhacháin on February 11, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Dreaming of Ireland? Make it a Reality!

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PROMOCODE: DREAMWEB400 See the majestic Cliffs…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on February 4, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments


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Tara O'Grady Spellbinds at Irish Cultural Society

Garden City, N.Y. -- “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” is the opening verse of a song sung by Tara O’Grady at the Irish Cultural Society meeting on December 10,…

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Added by Irish Cultural Society of GC on December 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: 'Christmas at the House on an Irish Hillside'

Book Review

Christmas at the House on an Irish Hillside (available only in e-book format) by Felicity…

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Added by Bit Devine on December 5, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

'The Loneliest Boy In The World': A Welcome Addition to the Blasket Island Canon

"The Loneliest Boy In The World"

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin with Patricia Ahern (Collins Press, 2014)

Review by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.

 

At the westernmost end of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Boutique Hostels and Unique Places to Stay: The Truth About Irish Budget Accommodation

When I first heard the phrase "boutique hostel," I figured it was a bit of marketing gimmickry at work. I mean, hostels were bottom-of-the-barrel, right? I suspected the word "boutique" was in line to replace "charming" and "lots of character" for describing accommodation that wasn't quite up to par.

Well, this summer I got a taste of modern hosteling,…

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Added by Irish Fireside on August 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments


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‘The Irish Pub’ Reviewed: The Perfect Pint and a Fabulous Film

What draws me back to Ireland over and over again?  There’s the stunning physical beauty.  But what makes a beautiful place so special?  For me, it’s the people: their intellect, passion, warmth and wit.  There’s no better place to find this than in an Irish pub and in the…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on May 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Go Five for Five -- Win 'Live From the 33rd County'

Time for another Flash Contest!

This time, it's a Five for Five! In this case, the first five members who bring in five members each will receive "Live from the 33rd County" CD, featuring Mary Courtney…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle Peninsula

I knew it was somewhere on the mountain, part of a ruined monastic site. It’s a tiny, boatshaped, Celtic Christian church. I set out on a damp day to find it, climbing the narrow roads above  Smerwick Harbour. I was seventeen then, on a scholarship to the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht to…

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Added by Felicity Hayes-McCoy on March 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Singer Mary Courtney LIVE in The Virtual Síbín

 

We hope you enjoy the above video which was broadcast LIVE here at TheWildGeese.com on the evening of Monday, December 23rd, 2013 with recording artist and County Kerry native Mary Courtney.

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Introducing: The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way will be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in west Cork.  With a launch date of March 2014, this route consists of existing roadways, but it will offer visitors an opportunity…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Who Really Discovered America?

 

On the Galway's Horrible Histories Walk, I weave the Brendan Voyage tale into the stories I tell, explaining how in 929 AD the Vikings raided the Priory Abbey of Annaghdown, 4 miles up the Corrib River from Galway city, which was founded by St. Brendan for his sister, Briga, and where he died in 577 AD.…

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Added by Brian Nolan on November 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Descendants of the O'Sullivans, Sullivans in Kerry and Cork

Just throwing out a line to draw in some other Sullivans like myself.  Perhaps share some stories, Sullivan information, or even some DNA info.  

In the southeast of Ireland, there are so many Sullivan…

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Added by sullivansjohn@comcast.net on November 3, 2013 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

From Kerry to Chicago and Back Again

My maternal Grandmother was a Corcoran from Knockaderry in County Kerry.  Knockaderry is just around the corner from the Kerry Airport in Farranfore.  One of thirteen kids, Grandma could not wait to get off the island.  Thankfully, she waited until a few days after the 1911 census!  She emigrated to the United States, settling in Chicago where other family members had already…

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Added by Thomas Besore on July 23, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

What's New Among The Wild Geese ... Today

John Walsh, right, founder of Galway-based Doire Press, is the latest WG Member of the Day. John, a Derry native,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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