All Blog Posts Tagged 'Mayo' (29)

Top 8 Romantic Places in Ireland

As the countdown to Valentines Day begins, we decided to take a look at some of the most romantic places around Ireland and compiled a list of our top favourites. You may have been lucky enough to get to some of these places and if not they’re definite recommendations to enjoy alongside your loved one.…
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Added by The Irish Store on February 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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

'Green Blood is For France': A Tense Political Thriller Reviewed

'Green Blood Is For France'

A Timothy O’Mahony Novel by John J. Gaynard

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2012)

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Added by DJ Kelly on October 30, 2013 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

Writing Epic Tales of the Irish: Q&A with James Francis Smith

(First published on 2/10/12) Seattle-based author James Francis Smith, 78, found his current calling after he retired from a career in industry and finance.  He has been writing historical fiction for the past 10 years, starting with “Western…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Your Experiences with Croagh Patrick

Tomorrow is the last Sunday in July, and the day that pilgrims climb Croagh Patrick in County Mayo.  Has anyone in our group done the climb?  Has anyone done it barefoot?

What was the experience like? Did you consider it a real pilgrimage or simply a mountain to climb?…

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Added by Jim Curley on July 27, 2013 at 5:00pm — 16 Comments

Hennigan’s Heritage Centre: A Link to a Vanishing Past

By Joe Gannon

On our recent trip to Ireland my wife and I visited a small museum in Killasser, Swinford, County Mayo, which should be on the itinerary of anyone who is ever in the area and is interested in Irish history and culture. The greatest treasure at Hennigan's Heritage…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 23, 2013 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

A Dad, and Family, Thrice Blessed in Northeast Phllly

Irish families traditionally revere their mothers, and the Smith clan was no different. My Kindle book The O’Donnells of Philadelphia, however, was set in Port Richmond to preserve the essence of my father’s boyhood before it fades from memory. An Irish section situated in northeast…

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Added by James Francis Smith on June 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Tragedy Visits Mayo Village on the Titanic, 101 Years Ago

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…

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Added by Jim Curley on April 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Lúnasa Wows Fans at NYC's Lincoln Center

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth

New York -- The five members of the Irish acoustic band …

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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