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…Continue
'Green Blood Is For France'
A Timothy O’Mahony Novel by John J. Gaynard
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2012)
(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…Continue
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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?…Continue
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…Continue
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…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
New York -- The five members of the Irish acoustic band …Continue
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