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The Irish in Baseball

Ireland's connection to America's 'national pastime.'Read More

The Challenge of Scottish Independence

John W. Hurley muses about potential flag problems with a 'YES' vote.Read More

Ancestry: Searching the Census

Professional genealogist Helen Kelly gives valuable tips.Read More

The Glens of Antrim

A breathtaking list of nine must-see Glens in County Antrim.Read More

The Irish Brigade at Antietam

This and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish' Read More

Blog Posts

'The Loneliest Boy In The World': A Welcome Addition to the Blasket Island Canon

Posted by The Wild Geese on September 17, 2014 at 7:00am 1 Comment

"The Loneliest Boy In The World"

Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin with Patricia Ahern (Collins Press, 2014)

Review by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.



Irish Mariners' Story of Nazi Brutality Gets Renewed Focus

Posted by Declan Byrne on September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

Dear Friend,

The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society are a docklands-based history group who believe in digging where we stand. We believe that the history of Dublin Docks and the surrounding communities of East Wall, North Wall,…


Journey of a Lifetime, Ireland's Causeway Coast

Posted by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 15, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Set your spirit free with the journey of a lifetime.

To witness the drama of Ireland's Causeway Coast and Glens is to walk with the ancient spirits of its deep glens and experience a unique blend of…


The Irish in Baseball

Posted by John M. Walsh on September 14, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Those attending the Irish Cultural Society meeting in the Garden City Library on September 10, 2014 now know how baseball got its term “pinch hitter.”  When John McGraw was asked why he signed the over-the-hill player Mike (Turkey Mike) Donlon to the team, McGraw explained that Turkey Mike was good in a…


Travelling the Wild Atlantic Way - Donegal

Posted by ISLE magazine on September 14, 2014 at 6:00am 1 Comment

Earlier this year Fáilte Ireland has launched a new tourism initiative called the Wild Atlantic Way.  It is geared both for international tourists and the domestic tourist and you may have seen the sign posts – a jagged line representing waves on a blue background which are dotted along the western coast of the country. The Wild Atlantic Way is the longest signposted coastal…


'Back When' - A Lifetime in 1,000 Words

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on September 12, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Back When

Oh to return to that time, place and space of yesterday's papers.

Back when I was young, undaunted and sure of nothing,

stronger than an oak, spellbound in innocence.                                                              …


Commodore John Barry Day, 13th September

Posted by Liam Murphy on September 12, 2014 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) a native of County Wexford, Ireland was a Continental Navy hero of the American War for Independence.  Barry’s many victories at sea…


'The Last Torch' - Cast

Posted by The Last Torch on September 12, 2014 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Come meet the cast of "The Last Torch"!  

"The Last Torch" is set in…



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