December, 2015

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Fire

The following was contributed by an Irish relative in County Sligo, Ireland. He will be a guest contributor from time to time: In a few short generations, modern man has forgotten how crucially important fire was for mankind for many thousands of years. As someone who was brought up inRead More…


The Irish Pub

    “The Irish Pub” written and spoken by Shay Healy.  Read and listen here    


American City – Irish Village Connections

Throughout the peak Irish emigration years, it was very common for a number of Irish people from the same Irish village to settle in the same American city when they emigrated to America. For example, people from a small village just west of Belmullet, County Mayo, Ireland, all came toRead More…


U. S. Cities with Large Irish American Populations

  Large cities with the highest percentage of Irish ancestry Boston, Mass 18.87% Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 14.60% Buffalo, New York 11.23% Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 10.74% Kansas City, Missouri 9.66% Cleveland, Ohio 9.43% Baltimore, Maryland 9.14% Cincinnati, Ohio 9.05% St. Louis, Missouri 8.73% Indianapolis, Indiana 8.61% Medium-size cities Augusta, Georgia Savannah, Georgia Mobile,Read More…


Airline Airfare Shopping Advice

How do you shop for the best airfare deal on the Internet? Do you go straight to the airline’s web site to book a reservation? Do you use third party brokers, such as Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity? I’d like to share with my Linkedin connections, especially my Ireland Reunions futureRead More…


TURF

  Note: The following was contributed by an Irish relative in County Sligo, Ireland. He will be a guest contributor from time to time: Saving the year’s supply of turf, (we never called it peat), was a family exercise extending over several months each year. Soon after St. Patrick’s DayRead More…


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