Kylemore Abbey is located in one of Ireland’s most unique landscapes –- Connemara. Described by Oscar Wilde as “a savage beauty," it is a region of awe-inspiring, unspoiled and natural beauty. Its patchwork of lakes, rugged mountains, and windswept bogs certainly gives a sense of splendid isolation.
From 1702 to 1714, western Europe was engaged in a war involving, on the one side Spain and France, on the other a coalition of states headed by the Holy Roman Empire, and including Portugal, the Dutch Republic, England,…
Shalom Ireland," director Valerie Lapin Ganley's documentary about Ireland's small but vibrant Jewish community, manages to convey a huge amount of information about the past, present, and future of Ireland's Jewry, a community whose existence takes many by surprise. The film, showing in festivals around the U.S. in the coming months, creates a memorable, lyrical…Continue
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Wearing the official chain of office, Robert Briscoe, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, visits New York City as seen in "Shalom Ireland," a documentary about Ireland’s remarkable, yet…
Remembering the Irish Who Fell at Fredericksburg
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WOODSIDE, N.Y. -- With these words, Col. Patrick Kelly's family and comrades-in-arms…Continue
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Five of the 28 Irish-born GIs who perished in the Korean War were born in County Kerry, including Marine Pfc. John Patrick White (left). Four were born in Cork, Roscommon and Limerick. Mayo was the birthplace for three, Leitrim and Antrim two,…Continue
By Pat Hickey
No textbook tells the story of James J. Shields, but his personal story and resume are among the most impressive of any American, in any era.
(Left: "Churubusco" by James Walker, 1819-1889. James Shields fought there during the Mexican War.)
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Long-dead James J. Shields faces GOP in new tussle
By Gerry Regan
Library of Congress
James J. Shields, still fending off Republicans.
After battling Republicans in elections throughout much of his nearly 50-year-long career, Irish-American politico and Civil War hero James J. Shields may go another round with the GOP in a fight for his 112-year-old perch in Washington, D.C.
Illinois State Rep. Robert Pritchard, a Republican from…Continue
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