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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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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 0 Comments

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

By John Bruton



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…


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…


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

Posted by Jill Fuller on August 24, 2014 at 1:00pm 4 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…


For Irish in NYC, September Brings Focus on 1916, 'The Alt,' Fibin, Baseball

Posted by The Wild Geese on August 23, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information: 

(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow…


Freedom From Fear

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 22, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

The massive blasts of the four homemade, two-hundred-pound mortars, launched from the rear of a commandeered, flatbed truck, reverberated and shook the buildings throughout the town as they hit their target with deadly…


Importing Coffee From Ireland?

Posted by The Galway Roast USA on August 22, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Importing coffee FROM Ireland??  Yes, it might sound…


Building a Foundation for Understanding Irish Gaelic

Posted by David Joyce on August 21, 2014 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

Without a doubt, one of the most challenging parts of learning Irish is understanding Irish speakers in person, on TV, or on radio. This can be especially hard for those who live outside of Ireland. However, there…


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