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Which Irish Animal are You?

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The True Story of Thanksgiving

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The Irishman Who Shaped Baseball

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The 'Fighting Irish'

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The Manchester Martyrs

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The Irishman Every Baseball Fan Should Know

Posted by Ryan O'Rourke on November 22, 2014 at 5:00am 1 Comment

John P. Joyce is a name that would not be familiar to most people around the world, and even in his native Ireland.  Born in County Galway in 1839, Joyce was a pioneer in the development of professional…

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The True Story of Thanksgiving

Posted by Mike McCormack on November 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 4 Comments

History, as written, is not always accurate. Revised versions of past events are often presented to support conclusions already reached - political or otherwise. Sadly, many of these revised…

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The Honor Price in Brehon Law

Posted by Catherine Duggan on November 23, 2014 at 7:00pm 4 Comments

Early Irish society was hierarchical and divided into numerous ranks.  A person’s rank was determined by his material wealth.  As a person’s fortunes changed, his rank in society…

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Serene Greenery in County Galway

Posted by Michael Quane on November 22, 2014 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Ireland is known around the world as a place of fun, with pubs, singing and dancing, and of course, that's all true. But the Emerald Isle can also be a place for tranquility and quiet beauty. A visit to Brigit's Garden, just outside Galway City, will show that serenity and introspection are also part of the Irish experience.

Brigit's Garden is a perfect stop for those who…

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Book Review: 'Annie's Stories'

Posted by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on November 22, 2014 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Book review

"Annie's Stories," by Cindy Thompson

Tyndale House Publishers Inc.

Carol…

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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 5 Comments





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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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