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Finding Your Irish Ancestors

Nicola Morris gives more hints and tips on tracking down our Irish forebears.Read More

Connemara and its Pony

The majesty of Ireland's only native pony breed.Read More

The Origins of Red Hair

Dee Notaro takes a look at the fascinating genetics of 'gingers.'Read More

Galloglass and Firearms

The Battle of Knockdoe and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish.'Read More

'The Enchantress'

The final installment of John Anthony Brennan's triology of poems. Read More

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Building a Foundation for Understanding Irish Gaelic

Posted by David Joyce on August 21, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Without a doubt, one of the most challenging parts of learning Irish is understanding Irish speakers in person, on TV, or on radio. This can be especially hard for those who live outside of Ireland. However, there…

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The Master, Part 1

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 19, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Europe in the middle of the 5th century AD was in darkness and fear was dominant. The Master (druid) sensed fundamental change. A frightening new religion was upon him and his people.

The…

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To Commemorate or Not

Posted by Mike McCormack on August 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

One hundred years ago was a great time to be in Ireland to paraphrase Thomas J. Clarke who had been sent by Clan na Gael leader John Devoy to revitalize the dormant IRB.  Clarke was, of…

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'The Alt' at Irish Arts Center

Posted by Irish Arts Center on August 20, 2014 at 10:00am 1 Comment

The Alt

A unique blend of traditional Irish, Scottish, English & Americana music

Exciting new musical…

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The First One

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 17, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Ireland emerged slowly from the death grip of the last ice-age around 10,000 years ago. The land bridges which connected it with its nearest neighbors, England and Scotland, vanished as the vast ice sheets melted. A tale is told of the arrival of Cessair, a…

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Learning Gaeilge: The First Steps

Posted by David Joyce on August 19, 2014 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

It is often said that learning Irish Gaelic is difficult, and there is some truth to this. However, I’m a strong advocate in the belief that it can be simplified with the proper study methods. 10 years ago I began…

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The Solstice

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 11, 2014 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

Newgrange is a passage tomb in the Boyne river valley in Ireland. It was built long before the pyramids in Egypt and is a sacred site. Erected in such a way that on the solstices, the sun's rays penetrate the light box above the entrance and fill the passageway and inner chamber with light. The ancients…

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