Posts Tagged ‘John Kernaghan’

Salt Spring Island:
The Land of Fairies

British Columbia’s oldest working farm, founded by Irishman Henry Ruckle in 1872, has turned into something of a fairy land. ℘℘℘ Between a visionary immigrant farmer and an unknown planter of “fairy doors,” Salt Spring Island has liberal lashings of Irish magic, and that’s not counting a coastline that would put you in mind ofRead more..

150 Years:
The Fenians and Canada

One hundred and fifty years ago, members of the Fenian Brotherhood sought to force Britain’s hand by creating disturbances along the Canadian border. The raids failed, but they led to an unexpected outcome in 1867.  ℘℘℘ OTTAWA, Ontario – It was civil warfare, with some almost comic sidelights, and it might have been lost inRead more..

The Celtic Heart
of North America

For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island is home to a unique celebration of music and culture, with the finest of storytellers, musicians, and dancers from around the globe taking part in the festivities. John Kernaghan was there, awash in nostalgia. ℘℘℘ The estrangement ran for more than 45 years, but when a vagrantRead more..

Jeanie Sets Sail for New World

After many false starts, the Jeanie Johnston famine ship replica is on its way to the United States. ℘℘℘ If there is a symbol of the trials and tribulations of getting the Irish replica famine ship Jeanie Johnston to sea on its homage to history, Tom Kindre is the poster boy. When Tom McCarthy, theRead more..