All Blog Posts Tagged 'irish' (37)

Ireland's 'The Gathering' Success Inspires Even More!

Ireland's worldwide invitation to the Irish diaspora to come home in the very ambitious and controversial countrywide event "The Gathering" has exceeded all expectations.  A resounding success, especially for Irish tourism, the central statistics office…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on November 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Loftus Hall - The Most Haunted House in Ireland!

 

The Halloween 'Legend of Loftus Hall Experience Tour for Adults Only'  has been sold out for months! Having a wine and tapas bar and reserved table for after the tour had added to the value of this creative endeavour of the Hall's new owners.  

Near the end of my recent trip to Ireland, Wexford maritime historian and writer Jack O'Leary took me down to…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments


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Tribute to Seamus Heaney at Irish Cultural Society Meeting

She even calls her puppy Seamus. 

Linda Opyr began her tribute to Seamus Heaney with the story of her naming her new dog after the recently deceased Seamus Heaney, the Noble Prize Laureate in Literature in 1995, a native of Derry.  Dr. Linda Opyr presented her tribute to Heaney at the October 16 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society at the Garden City…

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Added by John M. Walsh on October 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Diasporational: Stories from the Irish Diaspora

I posted a story yesterday about the Blind Irish Fiddler aboard the Bounty.

That story is part of a series - DIASPORATIONAL - featuring historical figures from the Irish Diaspora; Politicians, Hollywood stars, activists, writers.

All of the posts can be seen here on my blog

"Silence Exile Cunning ... Maple…

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Added by Niall McArdle on September 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Film Review: 'The Irish Pub'

The Irish Pub is an absolute gem of a movie that should be seen by everyone.  In an age when we are hooked by the latest box sets from HBO, Netflix or RTE, this film stands alone as the finest example of documentary film making that has come our way in quite a…

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Added by Tony Lawless on September 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

'Irish Philadelphia' Roots Run Deep, Says Author Poxon

Marita Krivda Poxon, author of "…
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Added by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Alannah's Irish Tour Update!

My Irish backpacking, no-low budget, roving reporter tour as it stands now:

- Arrive Dublin from Bristol Sept 1

- Taking bus or train to Carrick-On-Shannon, County Leitrim.

- Meeting WG admin Anna Porter (she followed my google streetview lead and found the ruins of PJ Clarke's actual homestead for OUR FROM IRELAND TO MANHATTAN VIDEO on the Irish immigrant turned Manhattan pub owner) and Eileen…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on August 17, 2013 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

Wexford Ancestors & Druids

UPDATE:  My Irish Backpacking, No-Low Budget, Roving Reporter Tour So Far!

The Ferry to Rosslaire across the Irish Sea from Pembrook or a flight to Dublin from Warwickshire and a train down to the Parish of Carne and the most likely villages of my Scallion and Doyle ancestors? A bus to one of the two hostels in Gorey and/or pick up a tent and sleeping bag and camp out at beautiful…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

Biography on the extraordinary life of John Boyle O’Reilly becomes an event



By Robert Doyle



Dublin, Ireland (First published 10/5/11) -- “Although this is…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 24, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

3,000 Quakers Help the Irish During The Great Famine

By Susan Kimura



During Ireland's Great Famine 3,000 Irish Quakers contributed their time,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Latest Irish Genealogy Links From Megan Smolenyak

I grabbed some Irish-related links from Megan Smolenyak, one of the world's leading genealogists, posted in a recent newsletter.

From the Huffington Post:  'Letter to Ireland Answered -- 28 Years…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on April 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 14-April 20

The original color scheme of the Irish tricolor, with the orange near the staff.

LUAIN -- On April 15, 1848, in Dublin, Thomas Francis Meagher presented…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 14, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Irish Moms Working it on Twitter!

I was going through our Twitter feed @thewildgeese to see who and what's up in the Irish Twitter world I came across this post from 

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Added by Alannah Ryane on April 12, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in Irish History - Apil 7 - April 13

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 7, 1865, Brig. Gen. Tom Smyth was mortally wounded at the battle of Farmville, Virginia. Born in County Cork,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 6, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Some references relevant to William Lamport aka Guillèn de Lombardo

In lieu of a proper essay or introduction (which I hope to do later; photos of visit to 3 Lamport sites in Mexico City to follow sooner...), here are some online references as background, relevant to William Lamport aka Guillèn de Lombardo - "The Irish Zorro":



Gary D. Keller,

"Noble Bandits in the Context of the Humanities and Media Studies"

Arizona State University / Noble Bandits project,…

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Added by Oisín Ó Conail on April 5, 2013 at 12:19am — No Comments

Poor Liverpool Orphan Re-invents as Irish!

My 'Irish' GGrandfather was not Irish at all!  I just discovered that my hunch that he deliberately hid his childhood turned out to be true and he did it by inventing an Irish background to camouflage everything about his parents poor Liverpool linage, but why did he choose to become Irish?  

I received my package from Bernardos Children's home on Thursday so I had time over the Easter Weekend to comb through the information and insert it all into my family tree. I couldn't pull my…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on April 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

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