There’s many a lonely hearth-stone tonight in wide Mayo,
There’s many a gallant heart content again can never know
But darkest woe and grief for him the saintly true and tried,
Who on the Saxon scaffold that day for freedom died.
-- From “The Priest of Addergool,” by William Rooney (Founder of…Continue
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…Continue
One hundred and one years ago today, 14 people from Addergoole Parish, County Mayo, left for America from Queenstown (today known as Cobh) on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Only three would survive.
These emigrants are still remembered by relatives each April with an early morning ceremony in Lahardane, County…Continue