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Countdown to Christmas

Join us on August 1 for a LIVE Community Chat with a special focus on the biggest holiday of the year.Read More

Best Food & Drink Ideas for Christmas

ISLE Magazine give their top recommendations for Ireland's best food and beverages for this Christmas. Read More

Find Your Irish Ancestors

Nicola Morris gives expert tips on using the Roman Catholic Parish registers in your genealogical research.Read More

The Irish Brigade in Service of France

Patrick Sarsfield's triumph against William of Orange and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish.'Read More

The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima

The amazing story of County Galway native, Julia Canny.Read More


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Irish Stick-Fighter Making Film About His Father

Posted by John W. Hurley on July 29, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

I have been researching the history of Irish martial arts - styles of wrestling, boxing and stick-fighting - for about 30 years now. To the best of my knowledge, Glen Doyle of Newfoundland, Canada is the only person on earth who still practices a living style (not one recreated through books or manuals) of Irish stick-fighting. He learned and inherited…


The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima

Posted by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

We’re coming up on the 69th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. And yes, an Irish national --- Julia Canny aka Sister Saint Isaac Joques --- was present and survived. My story together with the accompanying photographs (reproduced below), appeared in the 11 August 1999 editions of two Irish newspapers: Western People, a weekly newspaper, published in Ballina, County Mayo; and The Connaught Telegraph, published in Castlebar,…


Birding Ireland

Posted by Ann V Quinlan on July 27, 2014 at 11:00am 1 Comment

Did you know that Ireland is a fly through for millions of migrating birds en route to North Africa and other parts of the Middle East?…


Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Posted by Celtic Tours World Vacations on July 28, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in…

Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown

Posted by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 4:00pm 6 Comments

So who the **** was Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown?

Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown (1777 - 1857) was an Irishman acknowledged as the “father of the Argentine Navy.” That’s right, an Irishman founded…


James Braddock: The Real 'Cinderella' Story

Posted by The Wild Geese on June 7, 2013 at 8:55am 3 Comments

By Robert Cassidy

Special to The Wild Geese


NEW YORK -- It has been said that one of the traits the Irish brought to these shores was that of survival. Heavyweight champion James J. Braddock…


Wexford's Diehard Revolutionary Father

Posted by Joe Gannon on July 28, 2014 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

As we were heading north on R-702 in Kiltealy, County Wexford during our recent vacation to the southeast of Ireland, my eye caught sight of some sort of plaque on the wall along a driveway to the right. There…


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