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Jim Sheridan's Must-See Films

Posted by Kelly O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

If you are an Irish movie buff, you are certainly familiar with the films of celebrated Dublin-born director Jim Sheridan.  If you have a bowl of popcorn and a night-in planned, you may find this list of…


Kells High Crosses

Posted by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 22, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

In 804, monks from St. Colmcille’s of Iona, Scotland founded a monastery in the town of Kells, County Meath. There, the Book of Kells was completed in the 9th century. The monastery is also known for its round tower and high crosses.

The town of Kells in County Meath boasts ecclesiastical significance, as it was the site of a monastery founded in the 9th century by…


The Fox, the Bird, and the Poet

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on September 21, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

My mother, Ellen O’Connor, was born in Kilmallock, County Limerick. My father, Malachy Brennan, was born in Crossmaglen, County Armagh.  I was born in Croom, County Limerick -- the home of the Maigue poets -- and lived in Crossmaglen from the age of one year…


A Day of Pilgrimage: A Look Back

Posted by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

A pilgrimage in the 1950s from Belfast to Knock (County Mayo) as a boyhood memory

Today I went to one of Ireland’s holy places of pilgrimage -- the holy shrine of Knock, where it is said…


An Irish Republican mother

Posted by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

John Kelly: Republican, Soldier, Politician, Peacemaker

Posted by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

John and Paddy Kennedy in 1969

This coming week will see the anniversary of the passing of John Kelly, a man of stature, honesty, and principle who as a young man was a Republican at a time when it was not popular. There were  people who would…


Early Bird Gets the Worm: How I Found a Rare Book From a Fenian Poet

Posted by james lawrence dore on September 19, 2014 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Most weekends, I get up at ungodly hours and go to the local flea market to look for interesting books. I usually arrive at 7:00 a.m. or so when they are still unpacking. The dealers there bid on storage units and end up with all sorts of miscellaneous stock, among which are the books I…


Camden Fort Meagher: A Must-Visit in 2015

Posted by Got Ireland on September 18, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

If you're a first time visitor to Ireland next year, you'll probably already have numerous places on your must-see list. However, if you've been before and want to experience something new, then…



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