In the early evening they would gather in the grove, beneath the sheltering embrace of the sacred white oak tree. The Master had carefully dowsed the area, and had chosen it for the serene beauty and peaceful aura. The salmon-filled, crystal clear waters of the river wound a course through the…Continue
Here is a fundraiser looking for a home. Hopes to be a winning horse someday! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/train-an-irish-racehorse-to-be-our-champion-racing#/ The horse in my picture is not photoshopped, but is digitally enhanced. Actual picture of a horse…Continue
Jim Sheridan, Malachy McCourt, and Olympia Dukakis have all enjoyed my New Prose with Queen V being published this month.
ArtsPRunlimited, Inc., presents On Fri. 9/30, my Irish long-poem will debut at the GainVille Café Reading Series, in Red Wheelbarrow # 9. The GainVille Café: 17 Ames Av, in Rutherford, NJ at 7 PM.
Wed. Oct 5, 2016: My 3rd play Queen V, an American Phantasmagoria is set for publication by Local Knowledge…Continue
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Three of Ireland’s well-loved 18th century Gaelic poets lie at rest in the graveyard of Creggan Church, near to my hometown of Crossmaglen, County Armagh. The poets, Filid Art Mc Cooey, Padraig MacAliondain and the rapparee poet Seamus mor MacMurphy sleep under the oaks and elms in the company…Continue
In 2011, I explored the farming area of Ardsallagh in the Clashmore parish of Waterford. My Hogan ancestors farmed in this area, which overlooks the Blackwater River. We enjoyed crossing the bridge to Youghal in County Cork and doing research in the Waterford library in Dungarvan, where my Whelan ancestors lived. Would love to…Continue
The number if married couples in Ireland who met in dance halls is considerable. That is particularly true of people who were married in the '60s and '70s. At that time, dancing was Ireland’s most popular pastime among young people. It was not confined to youth, as many people, including married couples, enjoyed the music,…Continue
'The Fenian' is an epic production currently in the making, and we're excited to be able to share our story with you all, on The Wild Geese.
Development work on the upcoming feature film began in April 2014 and we look forward to sharing future updates…Continue
Excerpts from James Francis Smith’s The Civil War’s Valiant Irish
The Derry native nodded to his brigadier commander, Joshua Owen. Not expecting nor receiving a return greeting, he didn’t bother to salute. O’Kane crossed to the most distant campfire, where Duffy and Devereux joined him. His first question was a repeat of one he asked every night.
“Is that bastid Welshman drunk or sober?”
Tonight, Duffy responded. “He’s well on his way, but not there…
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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It was the site of an infamous cavalry charge that was either an act of supreme bravery or one of sheer stupidity or both. It inspired a famous poem that is still drilled into schoolchildren. A young woman in London, Florence Nightingale, was so moved upon reading the reports of…Continue
Say the word "mutiny," and it is a fair bet that most people will immediately think Bounty. Maritime history is filled with tales of desertion and revolt against a ship’s captain, some bloodier than others, but none…Continue
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…Continue
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The September 11 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society will feature Colin Broderick speaking about his experiences growing up in The North during the Troubles. He will read from his memoir That's That and take questions from…Continue
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Aine MacAodha is Irish for Ann Keys, who was born in 1963 in the small town of Omagh, Tyrone County, in Northern Ireland. Aine is a writer, a poet, a photographer and artist, and has been published widely in Ireland, United Kingdom and the United…Continue
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British filmmaker Ken Loach took time out from editing his latest film, about the exploitation of immigrants in Britain, to chat with WGT. He spoke on a range of subjects, including "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" (his second film set against the Irish War for Independence, now on screens in the U.S.), British policies in Ireland, his unusual casting techniques, his passion…Continue
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New York – It is unusual — not to say oxymoronic — for us to link…Continue
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