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The Films of Jim Sheridan

Kelly O'Rourke looks at Director Jim Sheridan's must-see movies.Read More

Republican, Soldier, Peacemaker

Philip Kelly pays tribute to his late brother, John Kelly.Read More

Ancestry: The Value of Estate Records

Professional genealogist Nicola Morris gives valuable tips.Read More

Ed Moloney on Ian Paisley

Radio Free Eireann's interview with Moloney on Paisley.Read More

The Treaty of Limerick

This and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish' Read More

Blog Posts

Loughrea: ‘That Den of Infamy’

Posted by Anthony Tierney on September 25, 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Book review

"Loughrea, ‘That Den of Infamy’ The Land War in County Galway, 1879–82", by Pat Finnegan

224 pages; illustrated.

Available Now

Retail Price: €14.95/€35.0

Review by Ronnie O’Gorman, Chairman of the Galway Advertiser…


The Fascinating Story Behind the Traditional Irish Coffee

Posted by The Irish Store on March 7, 2014 at 10:00am 4 Comments

Irish coffees have become synonymous with winters in Ireland. Enter in to any Irish pub on a chilly evening and…

Searching for Your Irish Ancestors, Part 5 – Estate Records

Posted by Timeline Genealogy on September 27, 2014 at 1:02am 2 Comments

Administration of the estates of the landed gentry in Ireland during the Victorian era was meticulous.  Large estates employed agents, accountants, solicitors, valuators and cartographers, all of whom created detailed…


'The Last Torch' to Make World Premiere in Melbourne, Australia

Posted by The Wild Geese on September 26, 2014 at 4:30am 2 Comments

It's the stuff great films and spellbinding stage performances are made of.  In the case of "The Last Torch," though, the story is plucked right from the history books.  To be more specific, in this case,…


Dreamin' Dreams

Posted by Eddie Stack on September 25, 2014 at 12:30am 0 Comments

a story from my collection 'Out of the Blue'

Dreamin' Dreams

Just days after MJ celebrated his thirtieth…


Gold in Them There Hills - Tynagh, County Galway, Ireland

Posted by Brian Nolan on September 25, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

On a sunny afternoon in the early 1960s, a Canadian sea-plane touched down on the silvery-grey waters of Loughrea lake, taxied to a jetty and tied off. The children swimming at Long Point were distracted…


Eulogy for Anne Devlin

Posted by Micheal O Doibhilin on September 25, 2014 at 4:21pm 3 Comments

At the Commemorative mass for Anne Devlin in St. Catherine's Church, Meath Street, Dublin on Sunday 14 September, 2014 I gave the following Eulogy:

"As we celebrate this decade of centenaries, it is easy to forget those who went before, and without whom many of these events would not…


Remembering Anne Devlin

Posted by Micheal O Doibhilin on September 24, 2014 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

Every year, on the Sunday closest to her anniversary, I organise a commemoration of Ireland's greatest women - Anne Devlin. I have been dong this for the last nine years now, and each year the format…


Ireland's 'Downton Abbey'

Posted by Anthony Tierney on September 24, 2014 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Book Review

"The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster, 1872–1948

by Terrence Dooley

304 pages with colour…


American University to Study Irish Tongue ... Literally

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 1:14pm 3 Comments

“Although we all have tongues, we are surprisingly bad at knowing precisely what they're doing or conveying that to others,” says UC Santa Cruz professor of linguistics Jaye Padgett.

Tongue motion, it turns…



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