CURRENT ISSUE: APRIL 2023

Illuminations: Annals of the Four Masters

“For the Glory of God and the Honor of Ireland” The Annals of the Four Masters (also known as the Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland) is a comprehensive history […]

Who Was St. Patrick’s Uncle? :Illuminations

Illuminations:  Who Was St. Patrick’s Uncle? By:  J. Michael Finn “Wherever Christ is known, Martin is honored.” – Latin poet, St. Venantius Fortunatus What do we know about the relatives […]

Illuminations: Arriving at Port of New York

Illuminations: Arriving at the Port of New York By:  J. Michael Finn Many people think that if their Irish ancestors arrived through New York City that they were processed through […]

Illuminations: The Siege of Pensacola

Illuminations: The Siege of Pensacola By:  J. Michael Finn The Regimiento Hibernia (Hibernia Regiment) was one of the Spanish army’s foreign regiments.  Known in Spain as “O’Neill’s Regiment,” it was […]

Illuminations: The Crash at Truskmore Mountain

Illuminations:  The Crash at Truskmore Mountain By: J. Michael Finn As this column has previously noted, Taioseach of Éire (pron: tee-shock), Eamon de Valera maintained a curious kind of neutrality […]

Illuminations: The 1918 Flu Epidemic in Ireland

Illuminations:  The 1918 Flu Epidemic in Ireland By:  J. Michael Finn The 1918-19 influenza pandemic killed an estimated fifty million people worldwide. Known as the “Spanish Flu,” it infected at […]