East Meet West. The Great IABN NYC Meetup.   April 5th!!

I shall be making my triumphant return to The Big Apple next month, and Greater NYC Chapter Chief John Buckley has called for a gathering!

Where: O’Reilly’s Pub – 54 W. 31St Street. (Between Broadway & 6th)

When : 6PM – Until ?

No agenda, no special guests, no entertainment, just a good old meet n’ greet. Bring some business cards and your good nature!!

To be honest I have lost count of RSVP’s, but if you could give a shout out on the discussion board or drop John a note if you’re coming, we can have at least an idea of space needed. read more

The Irish Royal Court?

I must sheepishly admit I knew very little about this fascinating niche of Irish History.

While I am sure our Ireland based members have some knowledge of this piece of history, I am fairly certain that vast majority of our US based members do not.

I also learned that an current IABN member is a part of the current court.

Let me first present to you IABN’er  Lady Monica Amann Marquis of Breifne !!

A bit of history:

It has been estimated that Breifne was established more than five thousand years ago by Connor King of Connaught as a reward to his nephew Raighaillaigh (Reilly) O’Connor for a major victory in battle. According to archeological studies, the UK site of Stone Henge is five thousand years old. On the banks of the River Boyne in County Meath, just south of the town of Drogheda, is the Passage Tomb called Newgrange, nearby are two smaller tombs: Howth and Knowth. Newgrange, the passage tomb of Breifne O’Raighaillaigh, is said to pre-date Stone Henge by at least five hundred years and is in a state of complete preservation. read more