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Pancakes or Crepes for Shrove Tuesday?

by Niall McArdle

Today is the eve of Lent, and I wrote a little blog post here about traditional Irish crepes. There is a link to an Irish Times article giving some pancake cooking tips, and a nice video showing you how to make the perfect crepe.

Added by Niall McArdle on March 4, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Crimea Redux: William Howard Russell, the Irishman who Witnessed the Charg of the Light Brigade

By Niall McArdle

I wrote a piece last year on my blog about Victorian Irish journalist William Howard Russell. I thought I would revisit it as once again the world's attention is focused on Crimea

You can see it here:

Added by Niall McArdle on March 1, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Best Irish Teeshirts to Wear on Saint Patrick's Day (if you want to impress an Irish person)

By Niall McArdle

Posted at my blog silence cunning exile ... maple syrup this morning:

Avoid the awful 'kiss me, i'm…


Added by Niall McArdle on February 20, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

The Irishman Who Reported The Sinking of "The Laconia"

Floyd Gibbons: Reporter/Adventurer

Find out more about interesting and fascinating members of the Irish Diaspora here

Added by Niall McArdle on December 12, 2013 at 5:45pm — 2 Comments

'Honest Dan': The Man from Derry Who Took on Tammany Hall


It is impossible to write the history of nineteenth century American politics without noting the overwhelming presence of the Irish in the affairs of state. In part this was due to mere numbers - in 1850, 43% of the immigrant population was Irish, and no politician…


Added by Niall McArdle on December 6, 2013 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Irishman Who Witnessed the Charge of the Light Brigade

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…


Added by Niall McArdle on October 23, 2013 at 5:30pm — 6 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…


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

The Blind Irish Fiddler and 'The Mutiny on the Bounty'

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…


Added by Niall McArdle on September 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

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