Monthly Archives: June 2015

Lorde – Ríoga “Royals” as Gaeilge

Originally posted on Jusd:
 TG Lurgan MP3//WAV: http://bit.ly/rioga Cór chúrsa A faoi stiúir Jenny Ní Ruiséil lena leagan de “Royals” le Lorde. Ní fhaca mé a leithéid riamh sa mbreis Ag teacht in aois faoi scath na huaisle os cionn…

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Brendan

Just to take a quick break from my on-going (never to cease) rant against the Orange Order, I thought I’d talk a little about a man named Brendan. It’s difficult to describe him either fairly or accurately. He appeared, on … Continue reading

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Take 5 minutes: prevent your heritage being sold off.

Originally posted on Arran Q Henderson:
On the 9th of July, just one month from now at the time of writing, the London auction house Christie’s will hold a sale of important European old master paintings. The sale includes important…

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Eejit Orange, Part II

“Your famine’s over; why don’t you just go home?” Like any human being, I have many faults and failings. Unlike many human beings, I am aware of most of them. Chief amongst them, and one of the few that I … Continue reading

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Eejit Orange, Part I

A long time ago, in South Armagh, during “marching season”, a member of the Orange Order, Grand Orange Lodge, or whatever you want to call it, did something very unintelligent. Which is not so shocking. This man, quite drunk at … Continue reading

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#OrangeFestBands – final line-up confirmed!

Originally posted on theshamrockglasgow:
The hatefest masquerading as #OrangeFest in Glasgow this weekend has generated condemnation and ridicule in equal measure.  One of the best piss-takes of the LOL gathering has been the #OrangeFestBands hashtag on Twitter Here’s The Shamrock’s…

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Some little treats about James Connolly

Originally posted on Choosing the Green:
On June 5th, 147 years ago, James Connolly was born. Although he later became an Irish symbol of Republicanism, he was not born in Ireland – and in many ways, he did not fit…

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1868 – James Connolly is born of Irish parents in Edinburgh.

Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland 1916 rebel leader and ardent socialist James Connolly is born to poverty stricken Irish parents in Edinburgh Scotland. At age 14, he joined the British Army (Royal Scots Regiment) falsifying his age. He … Continue reading

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Dry Stone Walls and the Great Cattle Drive of Kilronan

“Art grows out of good work done by men who enjoy it. It is the wealth, surely, of any country.”—From “Stone Mad” by Seamus Murphy. My wife is a gifted artist; she sketches, draws, paints, sculpts and even makes jewellery. … Continue reading

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Mind Your Tongue II

In my last post, I spoke a bit about an alarming report by Údaras na Gaeltachta concerning the rapid decline of Irish as a primary language in the Gaeltacht, and then promised to offer some resources for those concerned with … Continue reading

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