All Blog Posts Tagged 'Waterford' (20)

George Lennon and The Piltown Cross Ambush

The night of November 1, 1920, All Souls Night, was extremely cold in the west of County Waterford. The members of the West Waterford Volunteers flying column huddled along the road at Piltown Cross were not only shivering because of the temperature. Most of them were also trembling slightly as…


Added by Joe Gannon on October 28, 2019 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Ireland's Top 10 Natural Wonders

Feast your eyes on the natural beauty that Ireland has to offer. From amazing stone landscapes, to breathtaking cliff faces to picturesque lakes and more.…


Added by The Irish Store on May 1, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

'Nigh Comeragh's Rugged Hills': Ambush at The Burgery

When silence overcomes me

My dreams they seem to fill

Of my dear native happy home

Nigh Comeragh's rugged hills

 -- From a poem by Pat Keating

My wife, Lindy, and I have just completed…


Added by Joe Gannon on August 27, 2015 at 9:00am — 16 Comments

In `92, Billy Yank and Johnnie Reb March in Dublin

By Joe Gannon and Gerry Regan

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 23 years since we participated in one of our most memorable St.…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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Irish Dream House of the Week - A Quiet Coastal Getaway

This four-bedroom detached two-story residence is located approximately 1 km from the scenic coastal village of Annestown, in Waterford County, standing on about 1 acre of lawned gardens.

This beautiful home has wonderful views of the rolling countryside and distant…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on February 2, 2015 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

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Irish Dream House of the Week - Small, Modern and Stylish Getaway

RE/MAX Team Fogarty bring you this excellent two-bedroom end-of-terrace property with modern and stylish finish throughout, at a very affordable price, located in Waterford ... Ireland's oldest city.

The property is located close to the Outer Ring Road, Waterford…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on January 5, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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Irish Dream House of the Week - The Charming Coastal Village of Dunmore East

We at RE/MAX Ireland are delighted to bring “Copper Beech”, Dock Road, Dunmore East, County Waterford to the market.

“Copper Beech” is a substantial home tucked away just off Dock Road within walking distance of all the charming village of Dunmore East has to offer.…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on December 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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Irish Dream House of the Week - Award Winning Estate

Beautiful 4-bedroom detached home with garage. No 3 Shanagarry enjoys a large corner site with excellent privacy to the front and rear. Private parking is available to the front and the gardens are mature with a fully walled in rear garden. Spacious bright accommodation includes…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on December 4, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

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Irish Dream House of the Week - Honka Majet Log Home

RE/MAX Team Fogarty are delighted to bring this unique Honka Majet Log home to the market. Honka specialize in the industrial construction of log homes and are based in Finland. This house is one of only a handful of these homes in Ireland and blends beautifully into the Irish landscape.

Situated on a 0.6 acre site of…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on November 14, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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Irish Dream House of the Week - 5 November, 2014

"Coill Dubh", Ballinamona, Waterford.

Remax Team Fogarty are delighted to present this stunning home to the market. No. 22 Castlewoods is situated in the prestigious and much sought after Ballinamona Estate and stands on a generous half acre level site. 

This wonderful detached residence extends to approx. 375 M² of…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on November 5, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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Irish Dream House of the Week - 30 October, 2014

Our Irish dream house of the week is a wonderful 4-bedroom detached home is located in the heart of the countryside and yet minutes from Waterford City. Situated on an elevated half acre site with views of the rolling countryside.

Built in 2006 and…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on October 30, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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Ireland's Oldest City - Waterford at a Glance

Ireland's oldest city celebrated its 1200th birthday this year. Here is a list of the top things to see and do, if you ever visit Waterford. Situated in the sunny southeast, the 'déise' county holds many of the countries oldest amenities. This list will provide you with…


Added by RE/MAX Ireland on October 13, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

‘Meagher of the Sword’ – The Civil War Legend and His Kildare Boyhood

By Robert Doyle

He is one of the most iconic figures of the American Civil War and, as the commander of the Union Army’s Irish Brigade, Thomas Francis Meagher (right, from from Arthur Griffith's "Meagher of the Sword," Dublin, 1916) is probably the most famous of…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

'One Great Irish Spot': 900 Years Young, Reginald's Tower, Waterford City

My great 'Irish Spot' is Reginald's Tower in Waterford City! I remember being blown away by the history of the Tower on my trip to Ireland after winning the Waterford Gathering competition! It was my first trip off the North American continent and although my ancestry…


Added by Fran Reddy on March 7, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

‘Birthday Boy’: Seeking Patrick O’Connor

I have not always been Gerry Regan.

I was born Patrick O’Connor, on February 26, 1953, to a woman I finally met 44 years later. And on learning my first and last name, I was frankly surprised. The name seemed stage-Irish, recalling for me, Harrigan and Hart. For a…


Added by Gerry Regan on February 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 28 Comments

The Man Behind the Long Green Lines (and It's Not Patrick) - Part One

By James Doherty

Waterford City, Ireland - From his perch as rector of the Irish College of St. Isidore in Rome, Waterford-born Franciscan Friar Luke Wadding welcomed a steady stream of refugees from the land of his birth - men forced to leave Ireland to pursue their vocations. He came to understand…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Luke Wadding: The Man Behind the Long Green Lines - Part Two

Photo courtesy St. Isidore's Church

St. Patrick, from a mural that overlooks the tomb of Luke Wadding at St. Isidore's Church, Via degli Artisti, Rome.…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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Waterford Crystal and the Times Square Ball

Into the new millennium (1999-2007)

The three most recent incarnations of the ball: the fourth ball (on display at Waterford Crystal's headquarters in Ireland), the centennial ball (on display at Times Square Visitors Center), and the current ball

On December 28, 1998, during a press…


Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No 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…


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

Building a trail to recall the Irish role in America’s bloodiest war

(First published 12/14/11) 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the start of America’s Civil War, and in Ireland, a group of historians and writers used the occasion to promote the concept of a Civil War heritage trail. Archaeologist Damian Shiels and writers James Doherty and Robert Doyle  [All three…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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