Vast Reach of The Wild Geese
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If you are an Irish movie buff, you are certainly familiar with the films of celebrated Dublin-born director Jim Sheridan. If you have a bowl of popcorn and a night-in planned, you may find this list of…Continue
In 804, monks from St. Colmcille’s of Iona, Scotland founded a monastery in the town of Kells, County Meath. There, the Book of Kells was completed in the 9th century. The monastery is also known for its round tower and high crosses.
The town of Kells in County Meath boasts ecclesiastical significance, as it was the site of a monastery founded in the 9th century by…
My mother, Ellen O’Connor, was born in Kilmallock, County Limerick. My father, Malachy Brennan, was born in Crossmaglen, County Armagh. I was born in Croom, County Limerick -- the home of the Maigue poets -- and lived in Crossmaglen from the age of one year…Continue
Today I went to one of Ireland’s holy places of pilgrimage -- the holy shrine of Knock, where it is said…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue