Originally posted on The Dhammaloka project:
The Irish Buddhist: the Forgotten Monk who Faced Down the British Empire is out! We hope you enjoy it. The hardcopy edition is available now around…
The presence of Irish businessmen in the graveyard of the Basilica de San Francisco El Grande is interesting.
It took until 1629 for an Irish College to be founded in Madrid.
Naked, afraid, alone. Captain Francisco de Cuéllar found himself on an Irish beach one Autumn morning…
Digging up Red Hugh O’Donnell is an incredible story. The body of this handsome earl was lost when he died in Spain in September 1602. This Irish exile, previously of Donegal, had […]
En 2019, escribimos un libro. Mezcla de historia y política, trata de las noticias falsas y los rumores que han cambiado el mundo. Por si el título al completo, exclamación incluida, no […]
A beard history can include many episodes, including one of my brother’s most baffling moments in life, judging from how vividly he remembers and recounts the story. It happened when he was […]
I met Colin a few years ago in Madrid. We were put in touch because Colin was looking to move away from the world of teaching and become a personal trainer. We […]
Laurence Carroll, the West’s first-ever Buddhist, was Irish. I discovered this while ghostwriting a book on the first Europeans to explore Tibet. Now, considering this is a top-secret project, I cannot divulge […]
Any listener of the excellent Something Rhymes with Purple – a podcast about strange and forgotten words – will know that language can be a laughing matter. The two presenters, an endearing […]
Peter O’Connor’s silver medal has largely been forgotten, but his 1906 triumph represented the Olympic games at its best. O’Connor won silver in the long jump event, and he was widely expected […]