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On The Brink of Extinction

Can 'The Quiet Man Cottage' be saved?Read More

Connemara and its Pony

The majesty of Ireland's only native pony breed.Read More

The Origins of Red Hair

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

Galloglass and Firearms

The Battle of Knockdoe and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish.'Read More

'The Enchantress'

The final installment of John Anthony Brennan's triology of poems. Read More

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Why the Irish State Should Formally Commemorate the Centenary of Home Rule, Part 1

Posted by The Wild Geese on August 19, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

By John Bruton

In 2016, there will be extensive commemoration of the centenary of the Rising in Dublin in 1916.

No comparable commemoration is planned for an earlier centenary, that of 18 September 2014, the 100th anniversary of the passage into law of Home Rule for…

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The Solstice

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 11, 2014 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

Newgrange is a passage tomb in the Boyne river valley in Ireland. It was built long before the pyramids in Egypt and is a sacred site. Erected in such a way that on the solstices, the sun's rays penetrate the light box above the entrance and fill the passageway and inner chamber with light. The ancients…

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Searching for Your Irish Ancestors, Part 4 – Records for Other Religious Denominations

Posted by Timeline Genealogy on August 19, 2014 at 6:57am 0 Comments

This is part four in a series of articles on "Searching for Your Irish Ancestors" written by Ireland-based professional genealogist Nicola Morris of…

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Red Hair - Where Does It Come From?

Posted by Dee Notaro on August 16, 2014 at 6:00am 8 Comments

Where does red hair come from?  There is a lengthy and complex discussion of the red hair genetics here. Be…

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The Enchantress

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 11, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

The Enchantress is the last poem in a trilogy. "The Hill" is the first one followed by "The…

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Children of Lir Irish Ballet

Posted by Ann V Quinlan on August 11, 2014 at 10:00am 7 Comments

Irish composer Patrick Cassidy wrote a magnificent choral/orchestral work based on the Celtic legend - The…

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The Hill

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on August 9, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Atop the mystical hill of Tara stands the stone of Fal, one of four treasures brought to Ireland by the Tuatha de Dannan. It is otherwise known as the ‘stone of destiny.’ There, through the ages, all ard ri (high kings) were crowned. Marriage ceremonies took place there also. These rites were always blessed…

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The Fate of Fort Patrick Kelly

Posted by Patrick Kelly on August 14, 2014 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

Ladies and Gents,

Good day to you all. Late joiner to the party here but none-the-less hopefully bringing an important message to you all. 

Fort Patrick Kelly is named for the famed leader of the Irish Brigade,…

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