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Liam Cosgrave: A paragon of Irish political ‘me féinism’

There are several remarkable features about Liam Cosgrave. None to do with his political career mind, I want to focus on his life after politics. It is a life that perfectly illustrates the rotten mindset at the heart of a … Continue reading

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Where did the Irish in eastern Pennsylvania go? A trip through Heckscherville.

After a day of research in the Schuylkill County Historical Society I decided to drive to Hecksherville, a town in Schuykill county where large numbers of Irish arrived in the nineteenth century to work the mines. The road leaving Pottsville rose and fell … Continue reading

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How the Irish view Irish-America

What exactly do we, the Irish, think of our American cousins, the Irish-Americans? Most of us usually encounter them in Ireland as they are bustled about from Blarney Castle, to the Dingle Peninsula and about the various heritage hotspots of … Continue reading

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