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Which Irish Animal are You?

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Dublin's Clontarf Castle

Michael Quane reviews the 1830s structure that is now a hotel.Read More

Newspaper Genealogy

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The 'Fighting Irish'

Irish fighters are taking over the world of mixed martial arts.Read More

Irish 'Witch' in Boston

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My Favorite Childhood Memory and a Cruise To Alaska

Posted by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Growing up in north Jersey, my father was a pro at…


My Search for My Irish Roots

Posted by Ray Magee on November 20, 2014 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

Newry and Mourne Museum helps the Magee family find their Irish roots

In late July, Raymond Magee from…


Ask Not Why

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on November 20, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

One of Ireland's finest sons was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. 

Ask not why those shots rang out, their retort

echoing across the crowded Plaza.

Ask not why those bullets coursed through…


The 'Fighting Irish' are Taking Over the World of MMA

Posted by Jillian Godsil on November 20, 2014 at 8:00am 5 Comments

Never since the glory days of gladiators has there been so much interest in hand-to-hand combat. It hasn’t happened overnight, it is rare that an overnight sensation actually happens overnight, but Mixed Martial Arts…


Book Review: 'In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway'

Posted by P.J. Francis on November 16, 2014 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

I purchased a copy of “In the Tracks of the West Clare Railway” by Eddie Lenihan on a visit to my native County Clare. If there was ever a book that needed writing this is it. No better man than Eddie to do the job. This is not a short list of boring facts and figures such as we were accustomed in history books going to school. No, this is a 319-page account of…


WW1 Photos by Irish Rifleman Uncovered

Posted by Kelly O'Rourke on November 19, 2014 at 4:00am 2 Comments

Amateur photographer George Hackney was sent to the war from his home in Belfast in 1915, taking his camera with him.  The photo above was taken in 1916 in Belgium.  The collection contains very…


Dublin's Clontarf Castle

Posted by Michael Quane on November 17, 2014 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

To lovers of history, Ireland is a land of castles and battlefields, and there are many of both in the Emerald Isle, given its contentious past. The Clontarf Castle Hotel brings the history-minded both, given…


O'Neill, Nebraska

Posted by P.J. Francis on November 16, 2014 at 9:00pm 8 Comments

My first address after my arrival in the United States in 1994 was on Twentieth Street in Rockford, Illinois.

“Twenty goes all the way to the Pacific,” stated the late Roy Talkington who was good…


Terry Golway Speaks at the Irish Cultural Society

Posted by Irish Cultural Society of GC on November 17, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

At the Irish Cultural Society meeting on November 12, 2014, Terry Golway did what great historians do — he made uncommon connections among historical facts.  During his…


James McHenry: Secretary of War and Namesake of Fort McHenry

Posted by Dee Notaro on November 15, 2014 at 5:30am 0 Comments

James McHenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was born into a Scots-Irish family in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland in 1753.   Sent at age 17 to North America McHenry lived with a family friend in Philadelphia before…



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Mrs. Obama and Your Ancestry Search

Started by Kelly O'Rourke in Genealogy on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Homemade Irish Music!

Started by Cait Finnegan in Arts. Last reply by Gerry Regan Nov 11. 3 Replies

Irish Nannies

Started by Belinda Evangelista in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gerry Regan Nov 5. 1 Reply

Neutral ... on Hitler?

Started by Kelly O'Rourke in Irish in World History. Last reply by Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. Nov 8. 77 Replies

What Shattered Within You on 9/11?

Started by Gerry Regan in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gerry Regan Oct 29. 21 Replies


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