Sisters of the Revolutionaries

Reviewed by Msgr. Francis A. Carbine The story of Margaret and Mary Brigid Pearse has been eclipsed by that of their brothers, Patrick and William Pearse. Both men were executed in May, 1916, for their role in the Easter Rising.… Continue Reading

Glasnevin Cemetery Facing the Rising Sun!

By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine A cemetery with gift shop, museum, resident historian, café, genealogy office, and bus tours: does such exist? Indeed, it does…in Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery where 1.5 million bodies are buried! Here, troops of children shudder at… Continue Reading

Ireland is Suddenly a Lonely Island

BREXIT - Illustration by Stormistrations

By Peter Makem Ireland is suddenly a lonely place. Old securities have been shattered since the people of the United Kingdom — specifically the people of England — voted to leave the European Union, voted Brexit, an abbreviation of British… Continue Reading

Luke Dillon and Joseph McGarrity – Heroes Deserve the Best

Above: AOH Div. 25 Honor Guard. Photo – Tom Keenan By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine The weather was post-card perfect. Forsythia and magnolia flowers fulfilled expectations. Ornamental trees sported buds alive with promise. The breeze was tailored to the colorful flags, and… Continue Reading

Finding Private Maguire

By Msgr. Francis A. Carbine During the summer, 2014, John McDevitt of Ardmore, Pa., visited the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, to research Catholic Sacramental Registers available on microfilm. His particular interest was the parish of Donaghpatrick, Diocese of Tuam,… Continue Reading