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My Aunt, Bridie Halpin: The Irish Patriot We Didn't Know

Posted by Mike McCormack on March 5, 2015 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

Fifteen days before Christmas 1988, aunt Bridie died. At 85, she had lived a good life, but it was still sad for the Halpin family for aunt Bridie was the beloved matriarch…


Learning Gaeilge: Staying Motivated

Posted by David Joyce on March 4, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Whether you’re studying Gaeilge as a native Irish person or as part of the Irish diaspora, the most important aspect to consider is staying motivated. It is true that there're several ways to achieve this goal,…


Who is Your Irish Heroine? Let Us Know, and You Could Win!

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:30pm 12 Comments

Two lucky Wild Geese members will receive these beautiful gifts from our 'Tis Herself sponsors...will one of them be YOU?

From Ógra Skincare: A basket of beauty…


Discussing Irish Women's History With Kate Cunningham in the Virtual Síbín

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 5:00am 1 Comment

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Kate Cunningham from the Women's Museum of Ireland joined us for a…


Bernadette Devlin McAliskey: A Gutsy Lady

Posted by Meabh Ann on March 4, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Berndadette Devlin McAliskey, born in 1947 in County Tyrone, is a memorable political figure in the making of Ireland’s history.  As a founding member of the People’s Democracy, she was…


My Family History of Working With Wood

Posted by Peninsula Pens on March 2, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

I trace my wood crafting roots right back to my great-grandfather, David who was a joiner in Harland and Wolff during the building of the RMS Titanic.  My grandmother, Sarah, was witness to the great…


Introducing: Peninsula Pens

Posted by Peninsula Pens on March 2, 2015 at 11:00am 1 Comment

When someone picks up a pen from Peninsula Pens they aren’t just holding a writing instrument ... they’re experiencing a lovingly hand-crafted piece of art, and a pen full of history.  From his home studio in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, Terry Williams…


Patricia Horne: Irish Surgeon in Africa

Posted by The Wild Geese on March 3, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Patricia Horne is an Irish medical doctor who worked in Nigeria during in the 1950s at one of several medical missionary hospitals managed by Irish Catholic religious orders.



Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Mac Donnchadha

Posted by Mary Thorpe on February 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Tomás Mac Donnchadha, or Thomas MacDonagh (1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916), was born in Cloughjordan County Tipperary to Joseph and Mary MacDonagh (nee Parker).  Both his parents were intellectuals and outstanding…


Tracing the Irish Potato Famine - Places to Visit in Ireland

Posted by The Irish Tourism Group on March 2, 2015 at 2:30am 3 Comments

Between the years of 1845 and 1852, Ireland’s population was reduced by about 20% due to the impacts of the Potato Famine, also known as The Great…



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