Easter time represents an important annual commemoration in Ireland. Every Easter, O’Connell Street in Dublin is lined with people to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. This historical event was the catalyst for the nation’s ultimate independence and the creation of a Republic. 82 years later, an equally historic event for […]
Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. In rural Ireland or ‘down the country’ as we say, St Patrick’s Day is much more likely to be celebrated in traditional style, […]
An seodra Ceilteach ata lamhshaothraithe as moin de chuid na hEireann chireann se i gcuimhne duinn na scileanna a bhi ag na seancheardaithe seo. Celtic jewellery hand-worked in Irish turf is a reminder of the skills of these ancient craftspeople. Is cuid suntasasach na hEireann an moin i. Deanann Brian Mac Ir a chuid […]
We first become ‘intimate’ with Death when a family member passes away. Until then, like most people, we would have attended funerals, probably had many sorrowful moments when the coffins were carried out of the church and laid to rest. Then you would go home and carry on with life, feeling sadness for the loss […]
Ireland, Texas was named after a former Texas Governor, John Ireland. It is about sixteen miles northwest of the town Gatesville. Prior to the arrival of the Stephenville and South Texas Railroad it was known as Hamco – named after the towns located on the shared Hamilton-Coyell line. Ireland reached its peak population of 400 […]
We all make history It has always been the lives of ordinary people that make history interesting for me. Invasions, conquests, political wheeling and dealing – you can keep them! They’re not a fraction as absorbing. The conflicts of history are studied and analysed endlessly, yet what holds my attention is the casual recounting of […]
Find out your Irish Origenes and Clan Territories and where your family Castle is with this great Christmas Gift.
You could forgive the British prime minister for forgetting it’s the season of goodwill. Her party has given her a bloody nose, her DUP allies have issued her with an ultimatum and her nearest neighbour, Ireland, recently declared they’re not best friends any more. In the Brexit fairy tale of the past few weeks, Leo […]
The Start of the Christmas Season!
As Autumn draws to a finish and the short wintry evenings close in, a sense of festive feeling has arrived. Many have already began their Christmas shopping and some have even gone as far as putting their tree up! This time of year provides an invaluable opportunity to appreciate and spend time with our families. […]
World War 1
World War 1 began on July 28, 1914. The conflict lasted four years, three months and 14 days, ending on November 11, 1918. The war began because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. He was heir to throne of Austria-Hungary and his death was the immediate cause of World War One. The War ended at 11am on […]