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The Irish have always had the reputation for having the gift of gab. Irish come from a storytelling heritage. They love to talk, tell tall tales, sing, laugh at themselves and others, and just sit ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 10:43 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
I do all my art on the computer now due to arthritis in my hands. My main programs are DAZ 4.5 for figures, Bryce 7.1 for putting it all together, Photoshop for small touchups, and Turbosquid for a ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
When you think of Irish food the first thing that comes to mind is potatoes. Certainly the history of Ireland has one of its most tragic times during the Great Famine of 1845 to 1850 that saw the ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
So here we are again approaching St. Patrick’s Day, that time of year when I find myself filled with ancestral pride. And also with burning fury at the little cabals of conservatives who believe ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 67 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 08:07 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
SPOILER WARNING: A late night gathering for non-serious palaver that does not speak of that night's show. Posting a spoiler will get you brollywhacked. You don't want that to happen to you.
by sallym
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:53 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Many people know something about Ireland. We've read some books, seen a parade, had a few beers. We might have Irish blood or even have visited the 'ol sod a few times. But Ireland is more ...
by Crystal Ray
Comment Count 88 comments on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 07:47 PM PDT with 131 Recommends
As I’ve learned more about my ancestors I’ve also taken some time to follow the branches of the tree down, learning about their siblings’ descendants. I’ve come across some interesting ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Every day is a new day and with that, a new opportunity. EVERYONE is welcome and please join us each morning at 7:30 AM PACIFIC to tell us what you're working on, share your show & tell , vent, ...
by paradise50
Comment Count 182 comments on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:30 AM PST with 64 Recommends
February 8 would be my grandfather's 100th birthday. I was going to post this one for the open thread on that date, and post something else this week. But I figured I'd go with the more cheerful ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 08:28 AM PST with 16 Recommends
This diary is much more personal and “straight” genealogy and family history, as compared to last week’s more political and sociological entry. Growing up I often heard the story that my ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM PST with 14 Recommends
In my first GFHC post last week, I explained how I found out only this year that my ancestry (which I thought to be 75% Irish Catholic and 25% Eastern European), also includes a long line of New ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 180 comments on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 11:00 AM PST with 173 Recommends
This is going to be fairly short, because honestly this article has messed me up. However, I don't see it being mentioned on here, and feel like the story warrants wider attention. Dear fellow ...
by Praxxus
Comment Count 42 comments on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:29 PM PST with 28 Recommends
What women may not know is that the term "left handed Irishman" is often used in a a derogatory context. In gaelic, the term is , in its most damning connotation, "citog" means stupid. Less severe, ...
by mcd
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 10:29 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
There's a YouTube video of an exchange between Ireland's President Michael D Higgins and Tea Party-loving radio host Michael Graham from May 2010 on an Irish radio station that is already going ...
by hungrycoyote
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 03:44 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 01:50 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
This diary was triggered by a question someone raised about the number of Irish in police departments, and the clergy. I knew the issue was tied to the Irish potato famine, which ran from 1846 ...
by CT yanqui
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 03:18 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
A dialect is simply a way of speaking at a particular location. All languages are bundles of dialects which vary by pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Just 165 years ago, most Irish people ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 72 comments on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 08:30 AM PDT with 110 Recommends
Former Irish leader Bertie Ahern and a slew of Irish politicians, have been excoriated by a Tribunal Report into corruption. The Judges found that he lied repeatedly in his sworn testimony about ...
by CitiZenJon
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 01:46 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Having just concluded another St Paddy’s Day, many folks are waking from an alcohol induced slumber. Cracking their eyes open having participated in the revelry of celebration of all things Irish. ...
by idbecrazyif
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
On the day of St. Patrick millions of people from across the country will leave their homes dressed from head to toe in green, wave Irish flags and shout “Erin go bragh” (“Ireland Forever”) ...
by johnjgraff
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 03:40 PM PDT with 11 Recommends