All Blog Posts Tagged 'St. Patrick's Day' (27)

The St. Patrick's Day Champ: Clare's 'Bold Mike' McTigue

The exhausted Irish boxer stood in the middle of the makeshift boxing ring in the smoke-filled La Scala opera house in Dublin. Sweat was trickling down his face, tinged scarlett with a bit of blood oozing from a cut above his left eye. His chest was heaving with a heavy breathing -- a mixture of fatigue and…


Added by Joe Gannon on May 9, 2017 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade: A Perspective

If you have missed the ongoing conversation about the need to preserve the tradition of the parade in New York, and to protect the role and the voice of its many affiliate groups, it's worth looking up the many places where the dialogue continues. There is a petition to help focus the…


Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on October 30, 2015 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chile


The official society of the Irish in Chile, “The Wild Geese”, will be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day by turning some of Santiago’s famous landmarks green this Tuesday…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

The Greening of the World

Here is a note from Tourism Ireland about turning the world green for St. Patrick's Day.

Tourism Ireland today announced that the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in the fabled district of Montmartre overlooking Paris and the Grand Ole Opry (the show that…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chennai, India

This was my third St. Patrick's Day celebration in Chennai, South India. Thanks to the opening of the Hon Irish Consul in 2013, and a little networking in both Ireland and India, we have a small community in the city, who catch-up at least once a year around St.…


Added by Aine Edwards on March 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Japan

Toru Tazura O'Connell, the Public Relations Director of the Irish Network Japan was kind enough to send in the following thoughts about St. Patrick's Day celebrations in…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn: An Irishman in Japan

The Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo promotes the achievement of Lafcadio Hearn as one of the most important historical connections between Ireland and Japan. A special library devoted to books by and about Hearn was opened at the Embassy in 1987.  The Embassy is also closely involved with many Hearn –related e events in Japan including links with Matsue  in…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Leprechaun: Ireland’s Most Distinguished Fairy

The following is an excerpt from an article of the same title, first published on the website: Tales and Whispers.…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Limerick Challenge - Last Day to Enter!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we invite you to try your hand at writing a limerick!  The three best submissions will each win a child-size T-shirt from our friends at Hairy Baby Clothing Company.  Post your…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

St. Patrick and the Skerries

Saint Patrick was born into a well-to-do British family, perhaps in what now is the North-Western English county of Cubmria. His father was a local government official and the family language was probably a version of Latin. As a youth he was captured by Irish pirates and taken into…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

'The Sound of a Country' - Irish-Indian Music Documentary

In December of 2014, the Irish traditional fiddle and guitar duo of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill joined sarod player Matthew Noone on a tour of India to play several shows as well as meet and collaborate with a host of famous Indian traditional musicians.  Myles O’Reilly…


Added by Aine Edwards on March 11, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

A Trinity of Irish Bread Recipes

In days gone by, there was a popular Irish…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 10, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Irish of Savannah

The Irish were present at the creation of Georgia as a British colony in 1733. The second Royal Governor (1757-1760) of the colony was the Monaghan-born naval explorer Henry Ellis.  By treaty signed in 1763 with the Creek Indians, a tract of land was transferred which was roughly…


Added by Dee Notaro on February 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Sunnyside's St. Patrick's Day 'Parade for All' - and They Mean it!

I ventured back to my old neighborhood in Sunnyside, Queens to take in the annual “Parade for All” which I haven’t attended in recent years. I remember the parade when it first started roughly fifteen years ago and back then it was more of a street fair. It was really nice for what…


Added by Tommy Dullaghan on May 24, 2014 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Turoe Iron Age Celtic Capital

As a schoolboy some 65 years ago, I was often asked for directions to the famous Turoe Stone (2 miles up the road) by French, German and British ‘tourists’. Intriguing winter fireside stories recalled remnants of a local ancient ‘city’ cum royal site enclosed within the same…


Added by Tom O Connor on March 25, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

'One Great Irish Spot': Gallarus Oratory on the Dingle Peninsula

I knew it was somewhere on the mountain, part of a ruined monastic site. It’s a tiny, boatshaped, Celtic Christian church. I set out on a damp day to find it, climbing the narrow roads above  Smerwick Harbour. I was seventeen then, on a scholarship to the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht…


Added by Felicity Hayes-McCoy on March 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

A 'Worldly' St. Patrick's Day . . .

Alternative isn’t a word that springs to mind when I think about St. Patrick’s Day. For me -- and probably millions of other Irish-Americans -- the 17th of March has always been a day marked by traditions that border on the cliche.…


Added by Sarah Nagle on March 20, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Need a Little Recovery Help After St. Paddy's Day?


Did you have an 'epic' St. Patrick's Day? You might need a Bloody Viking right about now...

2 oz Boru Irish Vodka

6 oz Tomato juice

1 tsp HP sauce

1 tsp Horseradish

1 tsp Lemon juice

Dash hot sauce of choice

Shake black…


Added by Castle Brands Inc on March 18, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': Not Exactly What You're Expecting

For many people, Ireland evokes images of thatched cottages, warm smiles and pints of Guinness. I won't dispute these images, because I've seen each of these things in abundance in my visits. For others, certain areas of Ireland denote Irishness, and would be considered a…


Added by Bean Sáirséil on March 16, 2014 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

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