Lent, of course, symbolizes the 40 days and nights that Jesus spent fasting in the desert. In remembrance of this, rich foods, candy and other treats are given up for 40 days. Throughout the world, great feasts are held on the eve of Lent. In Ireland, this feast happens to feature pancakes. Pancakes were chosen as pancake recipes helped exhaust stocks of milk, butter and eggs, which were forbidden during the Lenten period. We've assembled nearly everything you always wanted to know about Shrove Tuesday, including the old pancake toss by virgins seeking betrothal. Are you game?
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New York Public Library An officer of Dillion's Regiment.
IN ITALY: the Irish Brigade of France fights at the battle of Cremona. The Irish Brigade of Spain fights at the battle of Campo Santo. IN IRELAND: William O. 'Buckey' O'Neill, one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, is born, probably somewhere in Ireland. Sean Treacy, revolutionary leader during the Irish War of Independence, is born in Solohead, Co. Tipperary. Daniel O'Mahony of the Irish Brigade of France, is born in Dromore, Co. Kerry. Roger Casement's body is returned to Ireland to be reinterred. John P. Holland, the father of the modern submarine, is born in Liscannor, Co. Clare. Edward "Ned" Daly, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising, is born in Limerick city. Thomas Conway, a soldier in French and U.S. armies is born in Cloghane, Co. Kerry. IN GREAT BRITAIN: Lord "Silken" Thomas Fitzgerald is executed at Tyburn, England. IN SPAIN: Elements of the Irish Brigade of France under Daniel O'Mahony help capture the town of Alcoy. IN THE UNITED STATES: John O'Mahony, founder of the Fenian Brotherhood in the United States, dies in New York. William "Wild Bill" Donovan, soldier, lawyer, politician and head of the Office of Strategic Services, dies in Berryville, Virginia. IN CARIBBEAN: Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade of France helps capture St. Kitts from the British during the American Revolution. IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC:
Lt. Edward "Butch" O'Hare becomes the first U.S. Navy ace of the war. IN SOUTH AMERICA: Daniel Florence O'Leary, a general in Simon Bolivar's South American army, dies in Bogota, Colombia.
One could call it an Irish love anthem for a new generation. Composer
Jason Robert Brown titles his 2001 song, "I Could Fall in Love With Someone Like You," but
this may simply be coda for another lyric within, "A Yen for an Irish Lass." Smart, sassy, knowing, this is not Irish traditional, but give a listen, and you may find yourself agreeing, Irish girls definitely have that 'je ne sais quoi." ...
'Someone hire John McCormack. Start the wearing of the green.
Let me win the Irish Sweepstakes, Let me take you home, Kathleen.
I could be in love with someone, I could be in love with someone,
I could be in love with someone . . . like you.'
— Excerpted from Jason Robert Brown's 'I Could Fall'
And Connolly and Pearse ...
Wherever green is worn, are changed,
changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born.
(From W.B. Yeats "Easter 1916")
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A Walk Through Rebel Dublin 1916 is a comprehensively illustrated guide to the Rising of Easter Week 1916, based on the significant locations of the rebellion. Dealing separately with thirty buildings and sites throughout the city including the GPO, Liberty Hall, Trinity College, the Four Courts and Dublin Castle the author provides a brief, fascinating history of the events and personalities that dominated these locations during Easter Week.
Preservationist and Aussie native Sonja Bergin is a senior medical scientist at a Dublin-based laboratory, originally from Australia. She and her husband, Kevin, live in near Drogheda, County Louth, in an 18th century thatched farmhouse that they restored. Period Living MagazineÍs readers voted the restoration the publicationÍs ReadersÍ Award for ïBest Period RenovationÍ in 2011. Their increased interest in these houses led them on countless journeys in search of ancient domiciles, with a view to finding the ideal tower house ruin to restore. The Wild Geese Preservation Editor Belinda Evangelista discusses with Bergin the couple's journey of ownership and restoration of Tipperary's Tullaun Castle.
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