All Blog Posts Tagged 'Romance' (9)

Great Irish Romances: Tristan and Isolde

The tale of Tristan and Isolde was one of the most influential romances in the medieval period. It predated and influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Great Irish Romances: Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford

Of all the great men and women of that era, was there a more gallant figure than Joseph Mary Plunkett, or a more hopeless love that that of Plunkett and Grace Gifford? They were to be married in a…

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Added by Susan McWilliams Lev-Yadun on February 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

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


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Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs

Frederic William Burton (1816-1900)

This richly coloured watercolour painting…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on February 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Sacrifices for Freedom: The Life of John Devoy, Fenian

Born near Kill, County Kildare, in 1842, John Devoy would go on to become a man described by the London Times as ‘the most dangerous enemy of this country [Britain] Ireland has produced since Wolfe Tone’. His republican…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 1, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Great Irish Romances: Diarmuid and Gráinne

Gráinne is the daughter of Cormac mac Art, High King of Ireland. She is betrothed to Fionn mac Cumhail, the leader of the Fianna, who, while still a mighty warrior, was at this time getting old. The famous chiefs of the…

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Added by Finbarr O'Regan on January 30, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Great Irish Romances: Oisín and Niamh

I don’t know what to make of this story, a great adventure of pre-Christian Ireland. There are many variants to…

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Added by Jim Curley on January 29, 2014 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

Great Irish Romances: Charles Stewart Parnell and Kitty O'Shea

Katharine O'Shea

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By Joseph…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 29, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Great Irish Romances: Robert Emmet and Sarah Curran

by AOH Historian Mike McCormack

The bold Robert…

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Added by Mike McCormack on January 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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