Monthly Archives: July 2015

Seanfhocail: Beatha teanga í a labhairt. The life of a language is to speak it.

Originally posted on Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland:
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An Nuacht; The Strange Case of Nigel Trevor-Smythe

If you think that the “news” is absolute shite wherever you live, you should try watching it in America sometime. (You don’t have to go to America, of course. ‘Tis a silly place. Just watch it online. Positively dreadful. Pablum. … Continue reading

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Crolly Dolls vs. the “Troll Bitch”

Crolly (Croithlí) is a tiny village in Co. Donegal, most famously known for “Crolly Dolls.” In case you’re not familiar with them, Crolly Dolls were first produced in 1939, well made, dressed with locally made fabrics, and became a world-wide … Continue reading

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1972 – Muhammad Ali fights Al “Blue” Lewis in Dublin and defeats him via a TKO (technical knockout) in round 11.

Originally posted on Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland:
Twenty-four hours after arriving in Dublin, Muhammad Ali rang his publicist Harold Conrad. “Hey, Hal?” said Ali, “where are all the black people in this country?” “Ali,” replied Conrad, “there…

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Questioning The Media Myth Of The Moderate Orange Order

Originally posted on AN SIONNACH FIONN:
British terrorists pose with an L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, two Webley Mk IV Service Revolvers, a home-made Sterling submachine gun Another July 12th round of rioting, street disturbances, house-burnings and general displays of sectarianism, racism…

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Musica Universalis; T. Rex and Trad

“Beats the hell out of Tyrannosaurus Rex, doesn’t it?” That was the comment my first traditional Irish music teacher made to me after seeing the beaming smile on my face after having learned Marbhna Luimni (Lament for Limerick). He wasn’t … Continue reading

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Patrick O’Mara Captain Fianna Eireann

Originally posted on The History of Na Fianna Éireann :
Patrick O’Mara was a Captain of ‘D’ Company 1st Battalion Fianna Eireann Dublin Brigade and later of the 4th Battalion. Photograph copyright of Jonathan O’Mara

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