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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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'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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Why the Irish State Should Formally Commemorate the Centenary of Home Rule, Part 1

Posted by The Wild Geese on August 19, 2014 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

By John Bruton

In 2016, there will be extensive commemoration of the centenary of the Rising in Dublin in 1916.

No comparable commemoration is planned for an earlier centenary, that of 18 September 2014, the 100th anniversary of the passage into law of Home Rule for…

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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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Searching for Your Irish Ancestors, Part 4 – Records for Other Religious Denominations

Posted by Timeline Genealogy on August 19, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

This is part four in a series of articles on "Searching for Your Irish Ancestors" written by Ireland-based professional genealogist Nicola Morris of Timeline Genealogy. You can find the other installments of this series…

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Red Hair - Where Does It Come From?

Posted by Dee Notaro on August 16, 2014 at 6:00am 12 Comments

Where does red hair come from?  There is a lengthy and complex discussion of the red hair genetics here. Be…

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Children of Lir Irish Ballet

Posted by Ann V Quinlan on August 11, 2014 at 10:00am 7 Comments

Irish composer Patrick Cassidy wrote a magnificent choral/orchestral work based on the Celtic legend - The…

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