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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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An Irish Republican mother

Posted by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

John Kelly: Republican, Soldier, Politician, Peacemaker

Posted by philip kelly on September 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

John and Paddy Kennedy in 1969

This coming week will see the anniversary of the passing of John Kelly, a man of stature, honesty, and principle who as a young man was a Republican at a time when it was not popular. There were  people who would…

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Early Bird Gets the Worm: How I Found a Rare Book From a Fenian Poet

Posted by james lawrence dore on September 19, 2014 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Most weekends, I get up at ungodly hours and go to the local flea market to look for interesting books. I usually arrive at 7:00 a.m. or so when they are still unpacking. The dealers there bid on storage units and end up with all sorts of miscellaneous stock, among which are the books I…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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'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.

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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,…

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