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  • He insisted for days upon calling the Fianna ‘soldiers’.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • He confused the cycles, it is true, taking the Red Branch heroes for contemporaries of the Fianna, which is much as if one should make Heracles meet Odysseus or Achilles in battle; but he had these earlier legends by heart, a rare acquirement among the

    Irish Books and Irish People

  • I noticed some time ago, when listening to many legends of the Fianna, that is about Finn, their leader, the most exaggerated of the tales have gathered; and I believe the reason is that he, being the greatest of the

    The Kiltartan History Book

  • Here, too, they say, lies the great bard Ossian; for they love to think that Finn's son Oisin, [++] the hero poet, survived to the time of St. Patrick, three hundred years after the other 'Fianna' had vanished from the earth, -- the three centuries being passed in Tir-nan-og, the Land of

    Penelope's Irish Experiences

  • Author Michael Plemmons will be selling and signing copies of his book "Fianna" Sunday afternoon at the Atrium Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor, 1519 Military St.,

    Matt's Sports Attack

  • And the Red Woman came up at the same time, and she said: "High King of the Fianna, that is the King of the

    Gods and Fighting Men

  • The second in a series of graphic novels published by, I kid you not, the ALDE group in the European Parliament (ie the Liberal MEPs which include the British Lib Dems and, since last year, Fianna Fáil) and available in various languages (I think the English version is Operation Aida).

    Eurovision wrap-up

  • So, as Fianna Fáil abandoned the ragbag of right-wingers with whom they sat in the European Parliament in order to join a major group, the British Conservatives are doing the opposite.

    Things that caught my eye

  • Fianna Fail's Web site brags with some accuracy that it is "the single most coherent force in Irish politics, so much so indeed that alternative governments have been characterized by their opposition to Fianna Fail as their only common bond."

    Ireland's electoral revolution (and one of my favorite ads)

  • The best short but compelling description I have seen of the mess that Fianna Fail's economic policies created was offered in a column last November by Paul Krugman.

    Ireland's electoral revolution (and one of my favorite ads)


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