I was reminded of what little credit I give sometimes Ireland's forgotten writers and poets, especially those who wrote in Irish, 'as Gaeilge'. This struck home when I read again Galway's blind poet,…Continue
On our trip to County Waterford that we won back in 2013, my husband Bill and I decided to take some extra days and trek northwest while in Ireland, to see the Knock Cathedral in County Mayo. After passing through Waterford we headed up through Tipperary and Offaly before heading into the beautiful Counties of Galway and Mayo, which of course are part of the Wild West of…Continue
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Between the years of 1845 and 1852, Ireland’s population was reduced by about 20% due to the impacts of the Potato Famine, also known as The Great Famine or in our native language ‘An Gorta Mór.’ It is…Continue
BY RANDY HALLMAN Richmond Times-Dispatch
Richmond husband and wife Michael Regan-Waugh and Trish O’Donnell-Jenkins want to introduce you to some of their dear friends — their dear, talented friends — in Ireland. …Continue
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This is from a series of programmes released in 2009.
This programme is about Achill Island where music was an integral part of island life. "You get serious goosebumps as you march into into the Church if your band is going well," Piper Conal Mc Namara states, as he describes playing with an Achill pipe band on St Patrick's day.
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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,…Continue
Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown (1777 - 1857) was an Irishman acknowledged as the “father of the Argentine Navy.” That’s right, an Irishman founded the Argentine Navy. The Argentine Navy Destroyer, Almirante…Continue
|Keem Beach, Achill Island, Ireland…|
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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
| The National Library of Ireland
DOMHNAIGH -- On May 4, 1916, the British…Continue
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Willie had often spoken of his fear of dying, especially if the Ban Sidhe should…Continue
See what the Emerald Isle has offer on foot. Walk along gigantic cliff faces, sandy dunes and beaches,…Continue
I recently came across the lovely and nostalgic promotional poster from Ireland's Midland Great Western Railway shown above. Although I live one of the areas formerly served by this grand old railroad, I didn't know much about the history thereof. I've shared the information below…Continue
Let's take a look back to the late 1800s and early 1900s at old pictures of the rural countryside and city life throughout various parts of Ireland. (Top image: Donkey cart…Continue