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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

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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…


Building a Specialized Vocabulary in Gaeilge

Posted by David Joyce on September 17, 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

If you've studied Gaeilge for any amount of time in the United States than you probably have experienced the problem of expanding beyond the basic vocabulary. However, if you live in Ireland you might have a different experience. For those who want to learn advanced vocab there is a studying method which is always helpful to those…


Divorce Celtic Style

Posted by Catherine Duggan on September 17, 2014 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

One Celtic custom that survived the conversion of Ireland to Christianity was divorce. Ancient Irish law, written in the seventh century, and known as Brehon Law, set forth…


'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 3 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…



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