All Blog Posts Tagged 'Women' (66)

Unlike Any Other Marathon in the World

Flora Mini Marathon, Dublin City, 2014

In excess of 40,000 women ran in this mini marathon today.  It's all of 10k, and it's actually magic.

Listening to the radio as I came home this evening, I heard the presenter say that 'some' of the women ran for charity, and that 800 charities were represented.  The truth is that the vast majority of people…


Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on June 2, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Frances Browne: Novelist, Journalist and Poetess

by Patrick Bonar

Frances Browne was born at Upper Main Street, Stranorlar…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

May, Mother's Day and Mary

With a week to go until Mother’s Day (in America) and it being the start of May, all the stars align at Mary.  Mary being the most famous mother in the world with an entire month dedicated to her by the Catholic church.  Here at The Irish Store we have put together our top facts…


Added by The Irish Store on May 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

On This Mothering Sunday . . .

I thought this might be appropriate. A little bit of Irish history, but as a mother might see it. I can only imagine the…


Added by Bean Sáirséil on March 30, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Boyer: The St. Patrick's Day Parade Versus Irish Freedom

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) marched up Fifth Avenue in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade it should have been crystal clear, if it wasn't already, that this parade is incompatible with any serious effort to support Irish freedom. The PSNI is the…


Added by Sandy Boyer on March 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Kate Mullany Musical

The Kate Mullany National Historic Site is producing a new musical about Troy, New York, labor pioneer Kate Mullany. Don't Iron While the Strike is Hot! will premiere at Russell Sage College in Troy on May 14 and 15 with both matinees and evening…


Added by Paul F. Cole on March 13, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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.

Originally, the Tristan legend had nothing to do with King Arthur, but shortly…


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

Crosswords at the Crossroads: 'Grá XOXO'

It's time for the next offering in our popular Irish-themed interactive crossword puzzles feature, "Crosswords at the Crossroads."   

This time around, we focus on Valentine's Day.  We've pieced together the most Irish Valentine's Day crossword puzzle you'll ever come…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 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…


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

Sean Treacy and May Quigley: An Irish Romance

Sean Treacy, of the Irish Republican Army, and May Quigley were lovers engaged to be married.  Sean took May to a Republican meeting where Michael Collins was speaking; as Collins got wound up, so did his profanity.

The Vice Commander, Sean Treacy,  stood with raised hand to…


Added by annette counihan on February 2, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Great Irish Romances: James Joyce and Nora Barnacle

Typically, anyone who is familiar with Irish literature is acquainted with James Joyce. Most have read Dubliners and some brave souls have even managed to plow though Finnegans Wake and actually got something out of it.  He, like most well-known writers, are known…


Added by Bean Sáirséil on February 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Great Irish Romances: Michael Collins and Kitty Kiernan

The story of Kitty Kiernan and Michael Collins evokes ancient themes from Greek or Shakespearean tragedy, and also reminds us that “It’s Complicated” applied to relationships long before the internet age. 

Kitty’s family owned the…


Added by Kelly O'Rourke on January 30, 2014 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

2014 Irish Farmers Calendar - Fun and Charity in One Package

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at on Monday, January 6, 2014.  The focus for the discussion was celebrating Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas).  We were joined by Ciara Ryan, the Creator of the…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 7, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments


She looked up from her chair by the window, as though she’d just awoken from a pleasant dreamless nap when I walked into her room overlooking the lake. She was fully dressed, her hair washed, looking radiant. At 91, she still cut a dash. ‘Happy New Year’ she beamed, drawing me into a warm, heart-felt hug, surprising me by…


Added by Brian Nolan on January 6, 2014 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

LIVE Community Chat This Monday: 100% Irish 'Beef'

On Monday, January 6th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time (10:00 p.m. Irish Time), The Wild Geese Community will have the opportunity to speak with Ciara Ryan, the Creator of the wildly popular Irish Farmer Calendars.  We've selected January 6th not by mere chance, but with quite purposeful…


Added by The Wild Geese on January 2, 2014 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

The Story of Irish Women Political Prisoners

Book Review

"In the Footsteps of Anne, Stories of Republican Women Ex-Prisoners"

Compiled by Evelyn Brady, Eva Patterson, Kate Mc Kinney, Rosie Hamill and Pauline Jackson

Shanway Press

$35 from…


Added by Sandy Boyer on December 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Gancanagh The Irish love Talker

A Gancanagh (from Irish: Gean Cánach meaning "love talker") is a male faerie in Irish mythology that is known for seducing human women.

The Gancanagh are thought to have an addictive toxin in their skin that make the humans they seduce literally addicted to them. The women seduced by this type of faerie…


Added by Ruthie Colcombe on November 20, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

A Little Giggle from The Independant - Irish Mammy's Words of Wisdom

Have a read and see what you think, but I think Colm O'Regan has captured the essence of of Irish Mammys. Don't some of these phrases ring bells? 

It’s impossible to…


Added by Ruthie Colcombe on November 19, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sister Cities Programs Can Change Live & Save Them


The Sister Cities Program - 500 US Cities - 1900 connections worldwide - 140 Countries

A sister city organization is a volunteer group of ordinary citizens who, with the support of their local elected officials, form long-term relationships with people and organizations in a city abroad. Each sister city organization is independent and pursues the…


Added by Bit Devine on October 21, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Chatting With Anne Ó Máille: 'Guardian' of Aran Knitting

The Wild Geese's Ryan O'Rourke recently paid a visit to Ó Máille's Original House of Style in Galway City to talk with its owner, Anne Ó Máille.  Anne has been called the "Guardian of…


Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

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