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August 22 in Irish History

On August 22, 1922 Michael Collins was killed by anti-treaty forces.

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From Irish Central: Visitors to the Cliffs of Mohr have been warned that parts of the site are ‘unstable’. Areas at the Cliffs have become dangerously unstable due to several recent landslides and are at risk of falling into the sea.  Visitors are warned to not get too close to the edge as portions of the rock face can collapse without warning. A spokesperson for the site said the official path is the ‘inner path and not the bare earth track created by walkers.”

Baltimore, Co. Cork

That Baltimore, County Cork is a small fishing and sailing port located about 7 miles southwest of Skibbereen. ‘Baile na Tighe Mor is the Irish language translation of Baltimore and means ‘townland of the big house’. It is the namesake of Baltimore, MD and the family seat of Lord Calvert was located in the barony. It has a distinctive white beacon located near the harbor entrance that serves as a reference point for watercraft entering the harbor.


Leamaneh Castle/Leim an Eich (The Stallion’s Leap), Co. Clare-Built in the late 1400’s and expanded in the 1640’s. It is located 12 miles north of Ennis. It was the home of Maire ‘Rua’ (Red Mary) McMahon-O’Brien and her husband Conor O’Brien. Red (flaming red hair) Mary is considered to be the last of the great Irish Warrior Queens. By the time of her death in 1686 she outlived 3 husbands but managed to hold onto Leamaneh Castle through very turbulent times.

An Irish Toast

May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my grandmother’s teeth.

An Irish Toast

Here’s to me, and here’s to you
And here’s to love and laughter.
I’ll be true as long as you
And not one moment after.

Margaret Jackson Quote

“Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul’s yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart.” 

John F. Kennedy Quote

“What’s the use of being Irish if the world doesn’t break your heart?” 

An Irish Saying

From the day you marry your heart will be in your mouth and your hand in your pocket.

An Irish Saying

The work praises the man.

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