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Of Irish Filmology

Ireland has made numerous contributions to the world cinema over the last several decades. Some of those films stand out as notable and great indeed. The film known as “The Commitments” is perhaps the best known film from Ireland. It was released in 1991 and was a comedy based on the book by Roddy Doyle. […]

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: Irish American of the Year

The Irish American of the Year goes to….Boston Mayor Marty Walsh! Presented by the Irish American Partnership, the group chose Walsh for his determination of spirit which they believe to be an Irish value. Born to two Irish parents from County Galway, Walsh’s family settled in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Saying that the award “[meant] a […]

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The Original Rebels: Ireland’s Whiteboys

In 18th century Ireland, a band of rebels emerged whose name who not be soon forgotten. They dubbed themselves “fairies” but the name “whiteboys” stuck, as the sported while garb during their night raids. They fought against tithe collecting, excessive church dues and other unacceptable landowner demands. In the beginning the group responded only to […]

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A Viking Midsummer’s Night

Different from Shakespeare’s Midsummer night, archaeologist Alva Gowan’s was not a dream. After a long and exhausting winter, Gowan decided to spend her midsummer’s night in happy spirits. Staying in a Viking replica structure in the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig Co. Gowan and her friends performed many of the Viking midsummer traditions, from […]

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