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The Fenians: An Overview

A Fenian flag captured at Tallaght in 1867.

On the 150 th anniversary of the Fenian Rebellion of 1867, John Dorney gives an overview of the Fenian movement.

The word ‘Fenian’ conjures up powerful images in Irish history; of dynamite plots, clandestine meetings of secret cells plotting revolution in Ireland from both sides of the Atlantic and, of course, as a term of sectarian abuse in northern Ireland.

The movement referred to as the Fenians in fact encompasses a series of Irish Republican organisations, spanning Ireland and America dedicated to the pursuit of Irish independence from Britain, by force if necessary. The Fenians’ stated aim was an Irish democratic Republic based on universal male suffrage. They decried the ‘curse of monarchical government’ and called for ‘the complete separation of Church and state’. For this they gained the enduring enmity of the Catholic Church in Ireland, especially Cardinal Cullen of Dublin. His colleague Bishop Moriarty of Kerry famously declared that ‘hell was not hot enough’ for the Fenians.

The Fenians’ stated aim was an Irish democratic Republic based on universal male suffrage. They decried the ‘curse of monarchical government’ and called for ‘the complete separation of Church and state’.

The core Irish component of the Fenians was the Irish Republican Brotherhood, which was founded in Paris in 1858 by James Stephens and John O’Mahoney, veterans of the Young Ireland movement of the 1840s .

With the aid of charismatic recruiters such as Stephens (popularly nicknamed ‘the wandering hawk’) who also built on the previous structure of the Young Ireland movement and the rural secret societies, the Fenians built up a considerable base among urban workers and the rural poor in Ireland, recruiting up to 50,000 men by 1867.

The Fenians comprised two main movements, the Irish Republican Brotherhood in Ireland and Clan na Gael in America, both founded in 1858.

Just as important as the Irish dimension however was the movement’s presence in North America, where it was referred to as Clan na Gael. The Clan was founded in the same year as the IRB and led by some of the same people, notably former Young Irelanders John O’Mahoney and Michael Doheny, with a view to advancing the cause of nationalist revolution in Ireland.

The Clan was able to recruit thousands of young Irishmen who emigrated to America, some of whom bore bitter memories of the Great Irish Famine , others who had been exiled as result of their political activity in Ireland and others who were radicalised in America itself.

A young John Devoy, in imprisonment in 1865.

America had a number of advantages for Irish Republicans that were not present in Ireland, namely the freedom to openly fund raise and publicise for the cause of Irish freedom and also, after the end of the American Civil War in 1865, the ability to recruit thousands of Irish veterans of the war, who had military training and access to arms.

One of the stranger strategies the Fenians came up with was to launch raids on Canada from the United States in order to pressure Britain to withdraw from Ireland. Though a number of such raids were mounted, notably in 1866 and 1870 , they, predictably, amounted to little in political or military terms.

The Rebellion of 1867

An image of the 'battle of Tallaght' in 1867.

Less eccentric was a plan to launch an uprising in Ireland itself in 1867, sending Irish-American Civil War veterans into Ireland to lead Fenian units and infiltrating also and subverting Irish units of the British Army.

The IRB formally took a decision to launch an armed rebellion in 1865 when its newspaper The Irish People was suppressed and its organisation outlawed.

Fenian ‘circles’ became a common sight, drilling on hill tops, carrying out raids for arms and intimidating their opponents. Such was the fear of the British authorities of revolutionary ferment in Ireland in 1866 that habeus corpus was suspended and replaced by a kind of state of emergency that allowed for internment without trial.

The Rising of 1867 frightened the British authorities but in the end fizzled out in a few isolated skirmishes.

However, for all the fears of the British Government , the Rising of 1867 was a damp squib. Most of the Fenians’ leaders including John Devoy and James Stephens were arrested before the Rising. Although up to 10,000 Fenians mobilised around Ireland, notably at Tallaght outside Dublin, and although Fenians in England mounted an assault on Chester Castle, fighting in either country amounted to no more than skirmishes. For the most part, the Irish Constabulary (soon to earn the pre-fix ‘Royal’) hardly required the aid of the large British military reinforcements that had been drafted into Ireland to suppress the rebellion. Only 12 people were killed in the Fenian rebellion but thousands of Fenians were imprisoned.

There were some bloody sequels to the Rising however. A bomb in London’s Clerkenwell, aimed at freeing Fenians incarcerated in the prison there, killed 12 English civilians. In Manchester, a Fenian team successfully rescued two Fenian leaders from a prison van, but three of their rescuers, Allen Larkin and O’Brien, later known as the ‘ Manchester martyrs’ were later hanged for the shooting dead of a prison guard during the incident. There was also a series of killings of suspected informers in Ireland.

Dynamite and New Departures

An illustration of Fenian bombs in London.

The Fenians did not disappear after the failure of the 1867 insurrection, but they were sharply divided on how to proceed. Both in Ireland and America there were two rival tendencies, one favouring the creation of a broad nationalist front and the other supporting continuing use of vanguard political violence.

The leaders of the more political faction, notably John Devoy, President of Clan Gael in America and John O’Leary, long time President of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in Ireland, were not pacifists. Rather they concluded that there was little point in resorting to arms again unless Britain was involved in a ‘desperate European war’ and until the majority of the Irish people were explicitly on their side. In 1879 the IRB formally adopted this policy into its constitution, an initiative known as the ‘new departure’.

In the 1880s and 1890s the Fenians in Ireland and America were split between those who advocated building a mass political base and those who espoused the use of small group political violence.

Fenians, notably Michael Davitt, were to the fore in setting up the Land League in 1879 to fight for the rights of tenants farmers and many Fenians such as Davitt himself were also involved in Charles Stuart Parnell’s Irish Parliamentary Party which lobbied for Home Rule.

However, the movement on both sides of the Atlantic was constantly riven by splits as impatient, militant factions lobbied for action. In the 1880s, financed by an Irish-American Fenian faction known as ‘the Triangle’, a team of Fenians launched a bombing campaign in London . Though it caused considerable fear among the English public, the campaign was a failure and most of the bombers themselves were arrested.

Another splinter group funded from America, but based in Dublin was known as the Invincibles and they, at a critical moment during the agrarian agitation known as the ‘Land War’, assassinated Frederick Cavendish, the British Chief Secretary for Ireland and his Under-Secretary Thomas Henry Burke, in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in 1882. They were all later hanged.

The constant in-fighting meant that the Fenians in both Ireland and America also sometimes turned their guns on each other. In 1889 in an internal dispute in Clan na Gael in Chicago, a prominent Clan member Patrick Cronin was murdered by the ‘Triangle’ faction, bludgeoned to death and his body stuck into a sewer.  Cronin had opposed the Triangle’s bombing campaigns in England (they attempted to launch another in the 1890s) and accused Alexander Sullivan of Triangle, of embezzling the organisation’s funds.

By the late 1890s, both John Devoy in America and the IRB Supreme Council in Ireland had managed to dampen down the internal splits within the movement, but ‘the Organisation’ as its members called it was increasingly directionless by the early 20 th century.

A new generation

Tom Clarke in 1916

The IRB in Ireland was down to about 1,000 members by 1910 or so, but by that date it also had a new, younger, more energetic leadership. Bulmer Hobson and others were more inspired by cultural nationalism and the ideas of economic self-sufficiency espoused by Arthur Griffith’s Sinn Fein party than the Republican rhetoric popular in the 1860s. For a time they even campaigned for Sinn Fein in elections under the cover name the ‘Dungannon clubs’.

However, beginning in late 1910, the arrival back in Ireland of Thomas Clarke a veteran Fenian bomber of the 1880s who had done thirteen years in British jails, took the movement in a new direction.

By the 1900s the IRB was a smaller but still highly influential organisation. By 1910 it was again thinking about insurrection in Ireland.

With money from the Clan in the United States, Clarke founded the newspaper Irish Freedom that again called for armed insurrection in Ireland , disavowed the moderate goal of Home Rule and distanced itself from Griffith’s Sinn Fein. With the aid of his younger protégé, Sean McDermott, Clarke’s faction soon gained the ascendancy within the IRB.

When Ulster Unionists resisted the implementation of Home Rule for Ireland in 1912-14, triggering a constitutional crisis, the IRB suddenly had access to a mass nationalist movement – the Irish Volunteers, the militia founded to force the concession of Home Rule. IRB members were to the fore in creating the Volunteers and controlled many of its key positions from the start.

Another split occurred when Bulmer Hobson allowed John Redmond, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party in to the Volunteers and Hobson was frozen out by the Clarke/McDermott faction thereafter.

The Rising of 1916 and after

The Republican flag flown in the Rising of 1916.

When Britain went to war with Germany in August 1914, Clarke and McDermott, along with like-minded IRB members such as the recently recruited Patrick Pearse, formed a secret ‘military council’ to bring off an armed revolt in Ireland before the war’s end.

This had long been the goal of the Fenians, but in theory the Easter Rising of 1916 did not have the formal sanction of the IRB, as Clarke and McDermott went behind the back of the IRB President Dennis McCullough and one time general secretary Bulmer Hobson in order to pull it off. McCullough gave his assent at the last minute while Hobson was kidnapped at gunpoint to make sure he would not interfere.

The IRB was an important force in the Irish revolution of 1916-1923, but no longer the central driving force

Clan na Gael however, under the now aged veteran John Devoy seems to have been completely behind the rebellion and communicated with the Germans on behalf of the insurrectionists in Ireland. The Rising was not a military success but in contrast to 1867, the insurgents put up a serious fight, holding the centre of Dublin for five days before being overwhelmed by the British military and forced to surrender.

Clarke, McDermott and most of the senior IRB figures were wiped out after the Rising, mostly executed. Others such as McCullough and Hobson were discredited for their lack of support for the Rising. Furthermore, the man who took over as IRB President, Thomas Ashe, died on hunger strike after force feeding in 1917. He was succeeded by Michael Collins, a young Cork man, who remained IRB President until his death in 1922.

Technically the IRB President was also considered, inside the Organisation, as head of the Irish Republic ‘virtually established’. But the new Republican movement, based around the Volunteers and the Sinn Fein party, after their election victory in 1918, now had a mass popular base and declared their own Republic, with an elected president, in early 1919.

Throughout the subsequent War of Independence , Michael Collins and his IRB colleagues such as Richard Mulcahy, Sean O Muirthile and Gearoid O’Sullivan kept the Brotherhood alive as a means of controlling the much larger Volunteers or Irish Republican Army (IRA) and placing reliable officers in important posts.

Former IRB members including the 1919 Republic’s President Eamon de Valera, however, felt that secret societies such as the IRB had no valid role now that there were mass, open Republican organisations. Deep suspicion grew within the Republican movement over what some saw as Collins’ personal power.

A split and squalid end

Richard Mulcahy,

When the movement split acrimoniously over the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922, many, including de Valera, blamed the IRB’s influence for the Treaty being accepted in the Dail or Republican parliament.

Collins and his colleagues retorted that the IRB acted as no more than a fraternal organisation for senior Republicans and that Dail had in any case, democratically decided to accept the Treaty. The IRB was split but most of its Supreme Council took Collins’ side.

In America too, de Valera fell out with the Fenian movement. John Devoy had long been used to running the Irish Republican movement in the US and when de Valera arrived in America to raise funds for the Irish Republic, Devoy refused to cooperate with him.

Whether as a result of this or because of conviction, Devoy took Collins’ side in the Treaty split and subsequent civil war. Joe McGarrity, who supported de Valera, split off to form a rival Clan na Gael that operated until the late 1930s.

The majority of the IRB supported the Treaty in 1922

Thus, rather strangely, the Fenian movement in its final years was mostly lined up, during the Irish Civil War , on the side of compromise in the pro-Treaty ranks against the intransigent anti-Treaty Republicans (though some of the latter did try to set up their own version ).

The IRB mostly lapsed into inactivity after Michael Collins death in an ambush in August 1922, however the Brotherhood continued to dominate the top ranks of the pro-Treaty National Army. It was revived somewhat in late 1922 and early 1923 to counteract another factional organisation of ex-IRA officers on the pro-Treaty side, known as the IRA Organisation or IRAO.

After the latter attempted a mutiny in 1924, Richard Mulcahy, the Minister for Defence and Army Commander in Chief, but also head of the IRB faction in the Army, was forced to resign from both the government and the Army. The Brotherhood, now in disgrace among the pro-Treaty establishment , who feared it was a potentially harmful ‘state within a state’, wound itself up shortly afterwards. Clan na Gael continues to exist in various forms in the United State but never recovered its previous influence after the 1920s.

The Fenian movement pioneered the principles of modern Irish Republicanism, but its history is as full of splits and internal acrimony as great successes. Nevertheless, the movement’s influence over nearly 70 years of Irish history means they cannot be ignored.

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Isaac Butt (1813-1879)

Black and white photo of Isaac Butt

The Amnesty campaign, to free fenian prisoners, brought the Donegal barrister and occasional Trinity College don, Isaac Butt to the centre of active politics, and fenianism brought British attention to Ireland, leading Gladstone to disestablish the Church of Ireland in 1869 and to legislate for greater security for Irish tenants in his Land Bill of 1870. These were not fenian demands, but the attention that fenianism brought to Irish affairs lead Gladstone to see these reforms as necessary.

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Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891)

A portrait of Charles Stewart Parnell in 1880. Parnell was one of the great political leaders in Irish history. He was actively involved in the campaign for Home Rule as well as being President of the Land League. His political career fell apart after it was revealed that he had been having an affair with a married woman, Katharine O'Shea.

The demand for an Irish parliament within the empire was rearticulated in the 1870’s through the Home Government Association, under the leadership of Butt. This set the stage for the crucible decade in the formation of modern Ireland-the 1880’s. Charles Stewart Parnell, a Protestant Wicklow landlord succeeded Butt as leader of what became the Home Rule movement. Under his leadership an alliance of three formerly disparate strands in Irish politics came together in what came to be called ‘the New Departure’. Fenians were clearly incapable of achieving the republic they sought by force of arms, the agenda of agrarian politics had shifted, and the parliamentary Home Rule movement seemed stymied at Westminster. By converging the land and Home Rule issues under the political instincts of the former fenian prisoner Michael Davitt, and by binding the key leaders of fenianism in the United States into a new alliance, political agendas were transformed.�

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Battering ram

Use of a battering ram in an eviction for non-payment of rent

Agricultural depression occurred all over Europe in 1879 and 1880. In the marginal economy counties of the west of Ireland depression could mean eviction through inability to pay rent, the threat of losing land, status and a foothold in the country. Widespread rural protest at this frustration of what had appeared to be increasing prosperity galvanised Mayo in particular.

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Land League Poster

A Land League poster from the early 1880s. This poster was to encourage tenants to refuse to pay rent to their landlords while the leaders of the Land League remained in jail.

The Land League of Mayo became the Irish National Land League and the protests against existing rent- levels in a depression gathered momentum, spreading throughout the country. The Home Rule and Land League coalition was a broad-based movement encompassing tenants of tiny holdings of under five acres in the west and large wealthy tenant farmers in Ulster , in the east and in the midlands, skilfully directed by Parnell towards the prize of Home Rule.

The Land War polarised landlord tenant relations for all time and lead through complex routes to a peasant proprietorship by the early twentieth century. The Reform Bills of 1884 and 1885 substantially increased the franchise, and divided Ireland into bitterly opposing camps – Home Rule and Unionist. � This set the agenda for the following century. Mutual vilification marked these two positions and the first-past-the post system effectively disenfranchised local minorities. Parnell’s fall, through the divorce case and the split, confirmed irrevocably the stasis in which the goal of Home Rule languished from the time of the Tory decision to oppose it tout court in 1886. Perhaps if Parnell had lived creative ways could have been found out of the paralysis of Home Rule’s abject dependence on unwilling Liberal support, or perhaps the divided strategies of Dillon, Healy and Redmond were as good as the political logistics would allow. Regardless of outcomes, the ‘years of the locust’ for Irish unionists, did not end with the Promised Land for Irish Home Rulers. This decade was one of polarisation through democratization.


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  • Bodkin's fictional setting was filmed in Union Hall, County Cork, and showcases the scenic beauty of coastal Ireland.
  • Filming locations like Glandore Village in Cork and Sally Gap in County Wicklow offer stunning views.
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The crime mystery series Bodkin was filmed on location in certain areas of Ireland. The cast of Bodkin features a star performance from former Saturday Night Live cast member Will Forte as Gilbert Power, a happy-go-lucky professional podcaster. Gilbert is accompanied by Emmy (Robyn Cara), his ambitious yet inexperienced assistant, and Dove (Siobhán Cullen), a no-nonsense investigative journalist who is running from a dark past of her own. Early reviews of Bodkin have been mostly positive, leading to a Rotten Tomatoes score of 60% on its premiere date of May 9, 2024 .

The primary setting of the series, Bodkin, Ireland, is entirely fictional . Despite Bokdin's trailer claiming the series to be " Based on a true story...overheard at a pub ", executive producer Alex Metcalf confirmed that it is " It’s a fake town, it’s a fake place. The mystery itself, we worked very hard to find something that is in no way adjacent to a real true crime story. The fictionality of it was very deliberate. " (via Tudum ). Although Bodkin is not a true story , there is a realistic sense of the sensationalism of actual true crime podcasts, and the coastal Ireland setting is gorgeously scenic.

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Union hall village.

A majority of the filming in Bodkin was done in Union Hall, Cork County, which acted as the fictional town of Bodkin in the Netflix series. Union Hall is a quiet, remote fishing village about 47 miles west of Cork City known for its beautiful and scenic natural locations, including green rolling hills and plenty of beaches. Very few people actually live in Union Hall, with its last recorded population being less than 300 people.

Glandore Village

Production for Bodkin also took part in other parts of County Cork, such as Glandore Village, which is located less than 2 miles from Union Hall in the southern part of West Cork. Poulgorm Bridge, which can also be seen in Bodkin, connects Union Hall and Glandore by car, resulting in roughly a 5-minute drive between each village. Glandore is slightly more populated than Union Hall with an estimated 1800 inhabitants. Both Union Hall and Glandore feature similarly mild climates year-round.

Dromadoon Pier

Some of the exterior shots seen in Bodkin also take place in Dromadoon Pier, which is located at one of the southernmost points in all of Ireland. Dromadoon Pier is about a 20-minute drive from Union Hall, offers stunning views of the ocean, and is a great place for boating and kayaking.

County Wicklow, Ireland

Belmont demesne.

Parts of Bodkin were also filmed in County Wicklow, which is located south of County Dublin and north of County Cork. Production of the Netflix series also took place at Belmont Demesne, a popular walking and biking trail located near the eastern coastal resort town of Greystones.

Enniskerrys Carnegie Library

Bodkin was also filmed at Enniskerry’s Carnegie Library, which is in the heart of the historical Enniskerry Village Square in Kilgarran. Kilgarran is roughly a 10-minute drive from the eastern coastal town of Bray, about 13 miles south of Dublin.

One of the most scenic points in County Wicklow is Sally Gap, which can also be seen in Bodkin. Sally Gap is located in the remote area of the Wicklow Mountain range. The closest town is Roundwood, located roughly seven miles to the south with a population of less than 1000 people.

Travelahawk Beach

One notable scene in the Bodkin series finale was filmed at Travelahawk Beach, located in the eastern coastal town of Wicklow. Although it's a county town, Wicklow has a small population of roughly 13,000 people and an estimated 156,000 people throughout the county.

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Howth castle.

Howth Castle in County Dublin is one of the most recurring and noticeable settings in Bodkin as it is the home of the nuns such as Mother Bernadette. Howth is a small peninsula outside of Dublin full of golf courses and hiking trails. Howth Castle is located on the Deer Park golf course. Filming for Bodkin also took place in Howth Village, which is located on the eastern side of the peninsula and is roughly 11 miles outside of Dublin City.

Fenian Street

Some of the filming for Bodkin took place on Fenian Street in Dublin City, located a few blocks from Trinity College Dublin. It's one of the few filming locations in a major Irish city.

Leopardstown Racecourse

Parts of Bodkin were also filmed at the historic Leopardstown Racecourse, located about 10 miles south of Dublin City.

County Meath, Ireland


The classic "American" diner in Bodkin is located in Julianstown, County Meath at a real Elvis-themed restaurant called Dave's Diner about 25 miles north of Dublin.

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Bodkin (2024)

Cast Robyn Cara, Siobhn Cullen, Chris Walley, David Wilmot, Will Forte

Release Date May 9, 2024

Genres Drama, Comedy, Thriller

Streaming Service(s) Netflix

Writers Jez Scharf

Main Genre Comedy

Creator(s) Jez Scharf

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  10. Fenian Brotherhood

    The Fenian Brotherhood ( Irish: Bráithreachas na bhFíníní) was an Irish republican organisation founded in the United States in 1858 by John O'Mahony and Michael Doheny. [1] [2] It was a precursor to Clan na Gael, a sister organisation to the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB). Members were commonly known as "Fenians".

  11. The Fenians, Parnell and the Land War

    The Amnesty campaign, to free fenian prisoners, brought the Donegal barrister and occasional Trinity College don, Isaac Butt to the centre of active politics, and fenianism brought British attention to Ireland, leading Gladstone to disestablish the Church of Ireland in 1869 and to legislate for greater security for Irish tenants in his Land Bill of 1870.

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  13. Fenian

    Fenian, member of an Irish nationalist secret society active chiefly in Ireland, the United States, and Britain, especially during the 1860s.The name derives from the Fianna Eireann, the legendary band of Irish warriors led by the fictional Finn MacCumhaill (MacCool). The society was founded in the United States by John O'Mahony and in Ireland by James Stephens (1858).

  14. Ireland Trip Deposit

    REGISTRATION/DEPOSIT SUBMISSION HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 12. Thank you for your interest in joining the Buffalo Fenians 2023 Ireland Trip! We have partnered with CIE Tours to set up our August 2023 tour. Our trip departs from Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, August 6, 2023, and returns to Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

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    OPTIONAL Independent Dublin stay after tour: • See application for details and pricing Hammond Tours Presents: HOOLEY HOLIDAY IN IRELAND 2021 WITH THE FENIANS Daily Itinerary Day 1, October 13 -Wednesday: USA - Ireland Depart USA for your overnight flight to Ireland. Day 2, October 14 -Thursday: Dublin - Cork

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    The word Fenian (/ ˈ f iː n i ə n /) served as an umbrella term for the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and their affiliate in the United States, the Fenian Brotherhood.They were secret political organisations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries dedicated to the establishment of an independent Irish Republic.In 1867 they sought to coordinate raids into Canada from the United States ...

  17. Ireland

    Ireland - Fenianism, Rebellion, Nationalism: Among the exiles both in the United States and in Britain, the Fenian movement spread widely. A secret revolutionary society named for the Fianna, an Irish armed force of legendary times, it aimed at securing Ireland's independence by exploiting every opportunity to injure British interests and, ultimately, to break the British connection.


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    Hooley Holiday in Ireland with the Fenians; October 9 - 20, 2024; Place deposit $ 250.00; Quick View. Quick View. JigJam Tour of Ireland; February 2-10, 2025; Place deposit $ 250.00; Quick View. ... Hammond Tours specializes in luxury tours and travel to Ireland, Britain and Scotland. We don't just arrange spectacular vacations; with 35 ...

  20. The Fenians

    3/15/24 St Patrick's Celebration. The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA. Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with the Fenians at the Coach House in Jan Juan Capistrano. Show Start: 8pm PST Doors: 6pm PST. Links: Website Directions.

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    County Cork, Ireland Union Hall Village . A majority of the filming in Bodkin was done in Union Hall, Cork County, which acted as the fictional town of Bodkin in the Netflix series. Union Hall is ...