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An Ancient Celtic Feast

Mike McCormack looks at Halloween's ancient Irish origins.Read More

Ireland's Oldest City

A helpful list of Waterford town's 'must-sees.'Read More

Ancestry: The Value of Estate Records

Professional genealogist Nicola Morris gives valuable tips.Read More

Ancient Irish Compassion

Catherine Duggan examines the Brehon Laws on caring for injured parties. Read More

Mary Spring-Rice, Republican Heroine

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

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How and Where to Win a Free Tour in Ireland!

Posted by Wild West Irish Tours on October 18, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

We are delighted to be Heritage Partners with The Wild Geese!  We are just home in the USA after a few months providing small group tours in the Wild West of Ireland. We thought we would get the…

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Sheridan Rides to Lincoln's Rescue in 1864 Election - Part 1 OF 2: A RUDE AWAKENING

Posted by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

United States Army Military History Institute

A confident looking Phil Sheridan, taken in late 1863.

By Joseph E. Gannon…

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'Come On Back, Boys! Give 'Em Hell, God Damn 'Em! We'll Make Coffee Out Of Cedar Creek Tonight!'

Posted by Robert A Mosher on October 16, 2014 at 6:00pm 6 Comments

In a sense (of history), I have a personal recollection of General Phil Sheridan and his arrival at the battlefield at …

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Joseph I.C. Clarke's Poem of 1898

Posted by David Wood on October 16, 2014 at 7:00am 2 Comments

I was idling around in a used book shop some years ago in Durban, South Africa and chanced upon a book, an anthology of Irish culture, history and geography, edited by Frank O’Connor. It was…

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Biting One's Tongue

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on October 14, 2014 at 7:30pm 5 Comments

The bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, once said:                                                                              

"All the world's a stage and each must play his…

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Halloween: It's a Celtic Feast

Posted by Mike McCormack on October 14, 2014 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

May I respectfully add my take on the feast of Halloween?  Like their economy which was based on planting, growing and harvesting, the Celtic…

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Caring for the Injured in Brehon Law

Posted by Catherine Duggan on October 13, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Brehon Law had some special and unusual requirements for the care of an injured person.  The victim was entitled to peace…

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Travel and Music Can Broaden the Mind

Posted by Robert A Mosher on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am 6 Comments

I read a nice article this Sunday in The New York Times Travel Section about a young man’s…

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Ireland's Oldest City - Waterford at a Glance

Posted by RE/MAX Ireland on October 13, 2014 at 7:00am 4 Comments

Ireland's oldest city celebrated its 1200th birthday this year. Here is a list of the top things to see and do, if you ever visit Waterford. Situated in the sunny southeast, the 'déise' county holds many of the…

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Ireland – The Birthplace of Halloween

Posted by Dee Notaro on October 1, 2014 at 5:30am 1 Comment

It seems to me people start Halloween the first of October. They claim it has overtaken Christmas as the best holiday of the year. Approximately 100 countries celebrate Halloween…

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