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Editor's Choice

Countdown to Christmas

Join us on August 1 for a LIVE Community Chat with a special focus on the biggest holiday of the year.Read More

Best Food & Drink Ideas for Christmas

ISLE Magazine give their top recommendations for Ireland's best food and beverages for this Christmas. Read More

Find Your Irish Ancestors

Nicola Morris gives expert tips on using the Roman Catholic Parish registers in your genealogical research.Read More

The Irish Brigade in Service of France

Patrick Sarsfield's triumph against William of Orange and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish.'Read More

The Ros Tapestry

Alannah Ryane looks at this remarkable tale told in thread.Read More


Blog Posts

Wexford's Diehard Revolutionary Father

Posted by Joe Gannon on July 28, 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

As we were heading north on R-702 in Kiltealy, County Wexford during our recent vacation to the southeast of Ireland, my eye caught sight of some sort of plaque on the wall along a driveway to the right. There…


10 Irish Food and Drink Products to Buy for Christmas

Posted by ISLE magazine on July 27, 2014 at 3:00am 1 Comment

We cannot believe that Christmas is a mere 5 months away and so for this post we asked our Founder, Lisa…


Review: 'The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish In the English-Speaking World'

Posted by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish In the English-Speaking World

By Thomas Keneally (of "Schindler’s List" fame)

Reviewed by John Edward (Ed) Murphy

Overall a good book and a very scholarly work. Great Shame…


Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family (1820-1920)

Posted by John Edward Murphy on July 25, 2014 at 7:00pm 6 Comments

The Healy family is an interesting Irish-American and and African-American family.  I did the following book review a couple of years back:

Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920

by James M. O’Toole

Reviewed by John Edward “Ed”…


'Don't Give Up 'til it's Over'

Posted by John Edward Murphy on July 25, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

"Don't Give Up 'til it's Over" is a really uplifting song by Johnny Duhan.

I’m a fan of The Dubliners, and particularly the group’s past lead vocalist, the late Roddy Drew.  You can view and hear (what a voice!) Ronnie Drew and the Dubliners here:

There’s also another version recorded in Japan, shortly after the earthquake-tsunami disaster of 11 March…


Tipperary, an Overlooked Irish Charmer

Posted by Michael Quane on July 24, 2014 at 1:30pm 14 Comments

If you’re concerned that modernity has caused the Emerald Isle will lose its rural charm, set your compass to…


Auditions for 'The Last Torch'

Posted by The Last Torch on July 24, 2014 at 5:30am 0 Comments

It was a very exciting weekend auditioning for "The Last Torch." Both tiring and exhilarating. Casting has been a very tough job, but we have our cast -- all except Brian O'Rourke, but he will appear!



Finding Your Ancestors in the Roman Catholic Parish Registers

Posted by Timeline Genealogy on July 23, 2014 at 8:30am 2 Comments

If your ancestor was born in Ireland prior to 1864, when compulsory civil registration of births, deaths and marriages was introduced, the only source for birth and marriage records are parish registers.

The majority…


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