All Blog Posts Tagged 'Philanthropy' (7)

Recalling the Inextinguishable Fire of Saint Brigid

On the first day of February, somewhere in Ireland, a ewe is born and peacefully nestles at its mother’s side, warmed by her body, nourished by her milk. This is a pleasing sign of spring, as are the days which are…

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Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on February 1, 2016 at 1:00am — 8 Comments


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Spotlight on Father Flanagan, Founder of Boys Town

Edward Joseph Flanagan was born in 1886 in Leabeg, County Roscommon, to John and Honoria Flanagan, both fluent Irish speakers. He was the eighth child in a family of eleven children.

Pictured, above, a scene from the "Boys Town" movie with Spencer Tracy as Father Edward Joseph…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on November 7, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Cork-Born MD a Hero, Patron for Buffalo's Laborers, Clergy

I ran across a man and his daughter lost in the 19th century history of Buffalo, Dr. John Cronyn (pictured) and Juliana Cronyn. They were extraordinary people by any stretch of the imagination.

John Cronyn was born in Blackrock, a suburb of Cork City, in 1825 and moved with his parents to Toronto. He finished first in his medical…

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Added by William J. Donohue on August 25, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

The Choctaw Nation and The Great Hunger

A sculpture of nine eagle feathers by Alex Pentek has been installed in Midleton, County Cork, to thank the Choctaw Indians for their …

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Added by Des Wade on July 24, 2015 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

Cruel Times for Ireland's Many Abandoned Horses

In this, the Year of the Horse, I am becoming more and more disheartened by the news stories and social media postings of various Animal rescues of Ireland with whom I am associated. There seems to be an epidemic of sorts. Horses left to starve in fields, locked in barns without food or water, left to the elements of these…

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Added by Bit Devine on January 24, 2014 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Help Our Philippine Brethren Today

The government of Ireland has pledged aid of more than 3 million euro to the disaster-stricken Philippines, and Irish missionaries are in the forefront of providing assistance to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, according to Irish news reports. Tipperary-born…

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Added by Michael Quane on November 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Irish Charity Challenge To Cross USA on Push Scooters

George Gannon here. I'm a film maker from Leitrim but based in Dublin. I'm the Irish part of an international group of an American & Brazilian who in June 2013, will cross the US from LA to NYC (3,282 miles/5,283km)  via numerous cities on a Y Fliker, push scooter. That's where we need your help.  …

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Added by George Gannon on May 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

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