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Finding Your Irish Ancestors

Nicola Morris gives more hints and tips on tracking down our Irish forebears.Read More

Irish Language Theater in NYC

Connemara-based theater company Fíbín to perform groundbreaking show.Read More

The Origins of Red Hair

Dee Notaro takes a look at the fascinating genetics of 'gingers.'Read More

Nabbing Robert Emmet

The capture of the great Irish revolutionary and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish.'Read More

The Debate Rages On

Shall we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Irish 'Home Rule'? Read More

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'Honorably Arrested': The Irish Behind the National Maritime Union

Posted by The Wild Geese on September 2, 2013 at 10:30am 3 Comments

By Joe Doyle / Special to The Wild Geese

(Left: Seamen in hiring hall, National Maritime Union. New York City, New York - December 1941, from Archives of Irish America,…

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The Irish in Labor

Posted by Mike McCormack on August 30, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

by Mike McCormack, AOH National Historian

In 1913, William Martin Murphy fired all his employees who had joined the Irish Transport and General Worker's Union…

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Mystical Newgrange is a 5,000-Year-Old Irish Gem

Posted by Michael Quane on August 29, 2014 at 8:30pm 4 Comments

It's older than the pyramids of Egypt and England's Stonehenge, and it's an astronomical wonder as well. Yet the passage grave at Newgrange, in Ireland's County Meath, is often ignored in…

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Meet the Faces of IrishFireside.com

Posted by Bit Devine on August 28, 2014 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

If you haven't had the chance to get to know New Wild Geese members Corey & Liam, drop on over and say…

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100 Years Ago ... The Lost Opportunity of a Peaceful Path to Irish Independence

Posted by The Wild Geese on August 27, 2014 at 10:00pm 4 Comments

A response to some critics of a commemoration of the centenary of the Home Rule act

By John Bruton

Ronan…

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Countdown to Christmas - Sale Extended

Posted by Margaret M. Johnson on August 27, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

As the generous, realistic Irish woman that I am, I've decided to extend the 25% discount on the sale of my "Christmas Flavors of Ireland" cookbook to September 17, or the fabulous pseudo-holday known as "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day." With that in mind, please enjoy one of my favorite…

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The Rock

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 24, 2014 at 9:00am 5 Comments

It looked sad and forlorn sitting by the side of the Creamery road as though it knew that it had long been abandoned. I first noticed it one rainy afternoon when I was almost seven years old. I can still vividly…

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'Listening' - A Poem to W.B. Yeats

Posted by Jill Fuller on August 24, 2014 at 1:00pm 5 Comments

I wrote this poem after months of studying Yeats' work and life for my undergrad thesis. One night, I found a BBC recording of him reading "The Lake Isle of Innisfree." I finally got to hear the voice I had been reading for so long and the moment took my breath away. This poem resulted…

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