All Blog Posts Tagged 'Sligo' (46)

Exclusive Look at 'The Last Torch' for The Wild Geese

Well, we did it. It was hard, but overall I conducted myself with class and rehearsed for hours with an array of talented, crazy people. It was so challenging as a first-time producer and director but what I got was a tight show that told the story. The story has always been my…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 10, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Yeats's poem A Prayer for My Son - which son was he referring to?

“A Prayer for My Son”  by William Butler Yeats

Bid a strong ghost stand at the head

That my Michael may…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on October 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lily O'Neill, known as Honor Bright, photographed by the Garda Siochana

This is one of the photographs taken of 'Honor Bright' by Garda Sgt Andrew Gordon on the morning of 9th June 1925. The photos were not used in court. In fact the court allowed no evidence about her at all apart from her name, address, age and her location on that night of 8th of June, the hottest night of the year, in relation to the location of the two accused murderers. Her words, emotions and actions or any closer description of her were objected to by the counsel of Leopold Dillon, who…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on September 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

The Last Torch - Mini Doco

Added by The Last Torch on September 16, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

'The Last Torch' - Cast

Come meet the cast of "The Last Torch"!  

"The Last Torch" is set in 16th century Ireland, where survivors of a shipwreck from the Spanish Armada have washed ashore,…

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Added by The Last Torch on September 12, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

'Listening' - A Poem to W.B. Yeats

I wrote this poem after months of studying Yeats' work and life for my undergrad thesis. One night, I found a BBC recording of him reading "The Lake Isle of Innisfree." I finally got to hear the voice I had been reading for so long and the moment took my breath away. This poem resulted from that experience.…

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Added by Jill Fuller on August 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Film Review: 'Calvary,' Directed by John Michael McDonagh (2014)

Reviewers have already begun to weigh in on "Calvary," the new John Michael McDonagh film (in U.S. theaters now).

Dark, depressing, soulless, derivative, quirky, devout,…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on August 8, 2014 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments


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Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey

Abbey Street, Sligo Town, County Sligo



Known locally as simply "The Abbey," this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid 13th century by Maurice Fitzgerald. The site contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb structure, well preserved cloister and the only…

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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on August 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Irishman Who Was a Major Player in Chilean Independence

Bernardo O'Higgins (1778–1842) was born in Chile -- not Ireland.  However, his father, Ambrosio O'Higgins (a Spanish colonial Viceroy) was…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 31, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Caiseal a' Bhaoisgin -- Often Overlooked, Not To Be Missed

Creevykeel Court Tomb is made up of a long, trapeze shaped cairn which encloses an oval court, and a burial chamber that is…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments


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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland



Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in…
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Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on July 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Auditions for 'The Last Torch'

It was a very exciting weekend auditioning for "The Last Torch." Both tiring and exhilarating. Casting has been a very tough job, but we have our cast -- all except Brian O'Rourke, but he will appear!

BUAGH!…

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Added by The Last Torch on July 24, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Auditions for 'The Last Torch'

“The Last Torch” is an exciting new Irish ceoldrama being premiered in Melbourne, Australia October 1st - 4th, 2014 at the Malthouse Theatre, Southbank. It will be part of this year's Melbourne Fringe Festival. Auditions will be held in July. Please email Frances O’Neill to…

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Added by The Last Torch on June 14, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Exploring Unspoiled Ireland with Wild West Irish Tours

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, June 13, 2014 with with Michael Regan-Waugh of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 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

Great Irish Romances: W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne

Love In a Time of Turmoil

It could rightfully be considered in an inauspicious start to a great love story, when years later one half of the storied couple reflects on the day of their…

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Added by Lisa Fortin Jackson on February 4, 2014 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Snuff at a Wake and Other Pipe Dreams

While yet a teenager, I collected most of these clay pipes around Loughrea, in county Galway, some from the lake shore, some from under the water using a snorkel and mask, the smallest ones from the bottom of a hole I was digging in Elephant and Castle, while working as a student in…

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Added by Brian Nolan on December 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

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

'Barley' Writer Paul Laverty Brands CIA 'Terrorist Organization'

Sixteen Films screenwriter Paul Laverty (pictured at left) has called out CIA chief John Brennan, seeking an apology from him "for all the misery and murder that the institution has caused around the world." The former human rights lawyer was speaking in Effernagh, County Leitrim, at an August 16 commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Irish government's expulsion of…

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Added by Gerry Regan on August 24, 2013 at 9:30am — 17 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

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