Grand Time at the St. Patrick’s Day Senior Party at the Condon

The City of Boston’s Condon Community Center and the Condon Council hosted a fantastic and very lively St Patrick’s Day celebration to honor the neighborhood’s senior citizens this week.  The happy sound of Irish music could be heard throughout the event as nearly 100 attendees enjoyed delicious food and desserts and drink and got in […]

Legend of the Celtic Cross

Standing stones have long been the main points of solar cults throughout Europe before the advent of Celtic Christianity. Their shape meant to suggest that they were meant to represent trees which were held in great esteem by the early Celts. The Christianization of the stones by carving crosses on them, a custom said to […]

Dave Moynihan ‘Southie Shirts’ & ‘The Spot’

Dave Moynihan and the talented team from ‘Southie Shirts’ and ‘The Spot’ have been making the special hats for the Chief Marshall for the St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day Parade for the last four years and they’re glad to do it and proud to do it. They were especially happy this year when it was announced […]

What caused the American Revolution?

By Robert J. Allison Levi Preston was twenty-four years old when he left Danvers on the morning of April 19, 1775 for the “Concord fight.”  Nearly seventy years later, in 1841, a young historian interviewed him. What made him go to Concord? The old man sat up straight and turned to the young man. “What […]

My First Parade

My father Coleman “Bubby” Wallace was Past Commander of the Martin F McDonough Post in 1956 when he proudly asked me to march with him at the head of the parade. At the time, it wasn’t the first thing on my list to do that day but I knew it meant a great deal to […]

Irish Recipes

Beef and Guinness Stew Guinness Stout adds lots of flavor to this hearty beef stew. Use round or lean chuck in this recipe. It’s a great stew to serve when celebrating the Parade! Enjoy with crusty rolls or biscuits and a salad. Yield: Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients: 3 thick slices bacon, diced 2 pounds lean […]

IRISH DRINKS

Grasshopper Shakes Ingredients 2 quarts vanilla ice cream 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed 3/4 cup green creme de menthe 3/4 cup creme de cacao Directions In a blender, cover and process the ingredients in batches until blended. Stir if necessary. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).   Irish Coffee Ingredients 2 […]

Irish Blessings

ST.PATRICK’S BLESSING AS HE BROUGHT NEW FAITH TO IRELAND SO MAY HE BRING OUT IN YOU A TOUCH OF IRISH KINDNESS IN EVERYTHING YOU DO AND THROUGH THE GOOD ST. PATRICK MAY YOUR HOME AND LIFE BE BLESSED WITH ALL THE SPECIAL FAVOURS THAT MAKE YOU THE HAPPIEST. IN THIS IRISH HOME MAY THESE WALLS […]

Irish Song Lyrics

Danny Boy Lyrics Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are callingFrom glen to glen, and down the mountain sideThe summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying’Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.But come ye back when summer’s in the meadowOr when the valley’s hushed and white with snow’Tis I’ll be […]

Evacuation Day – Washington’s First Victory

The 11-month siege of Boston ended when the Continental Army, under the command of George Washington, fortified Dorchester Heights in early March 1776 with cannons captured at Ticonderoga. British General William Howe, whose garrison and navy were threatened by these positions, was forced to decide between attack and retreat. To prevent what could have been a repeat of the Battle of Bunker Hill, Howe decided […]