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Bill Schultz with President Joe Biden This Sunday at midnight, the first episode of Irish Stew's season two will drop. Our first season began back in October, yieldeing 9 episodes in total. The very first episode we actually recorded, despite being…

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The Four Courts as Seen from O"Donovan Rossa Bridge We posted a few days back about Ruth Cannon's virtual tour of the Four Courts using Google Maps. Ruth was our guest on Episode 7 of the podcast where we discussed the Irish Barrister experience an…

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The Four Courts with O'Donovan Rossa Bridge in the Foreground Irish Stew was delighted to host Ruth Cannon on episode 9 of the podcast. We discussed the Irish Legal system and Ruth's blog: Stories of the Four Courts which delves into Ireland's lega…

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John Lee here, the Irish-American half of the Stew crew, not the one with the Dublin-inflected baritone reminiscent of Liam Neeson. Recently I was profiled by Irish Examiner USA editor Brad Balfour, largely due to my role as president of the …

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It should be intuitive, but it's not always clear how to follow your favorite podcasts and offer your feedback. Here’s a brief video tutorial on how to “SRR”--Subscribe, Rate, Review--Irish Stew or any podcast on the iPhone at App…

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Battle of Aughrim 1691 by John Mulvany (1839 - 1906) I often remark that Irish people can successfully play a game of two degrees of separation. Frequently, when Irish people meet for the first time, they engage unknowingly in this game as they try…

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Battle of Aughgrim   Attributed to Jan Wyck- Details Most Irish people can name a number of significant battles fought in Ireland. Clontarf in 1014, Kinsale in 1602 and the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, to name a few. Less commonly mention…

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Dec. 23, 2020

The Many Vinegar Hills

Vinegar Hill illustration by William Sadler (1782-1839) During our recent episode with Damien Shiels we got to talking about his two track career which is split between battlefield archaeology and historical research focused on the Irish in the Ame…

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Singer Michelle Lally sends Christmas Card to Galway  Ciarán Cannon wrapped up a wide-ranging Irish Stew episode on a musical note, telling us of the song he wrote with Johnny B Broderick called “Old Galway Town” a wistful, …

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Dec. 16, 2020

Things We Learn

Philip King One of the benefits of being a podcast host is being exposed to new ideas or people who I really should know about, but somehow never appeared on my radar. And so it was during our recent podcast with Ciaran Cannon Ciaran mentioned P…

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