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A week-long feature on the magic of Ireland.Read More

Which Irish Mythological Hero Are You?

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Irishman Pursues Lincoln's Killer

Roscommon man James O'Beirne hunts J.W. Booth.Read More

The Salmon of Knowledge

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The Dunkirk Pirate

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Irish Myths and Legends Part 2: Cúchulainn

Posted by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2015 at 3:00am 1 Comment

Given the history of Scotland and Ireland - two sibling nations with fierce and loyal ties to each other but also marred (and often scarred) by bloody…


'The Salmon of Knowledge' by Mallon Foundry

Posted by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 27, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, a great salmon named Bradan rested calmly in the Pool of Wisdom on the River Boyne.  The salmon fed on the nuts from the nine hazel trees growing around the pool and all the wisdom of the world became…


The Woods of Kylemore Abbey

Posted by Claire Fullerton on April 27, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

If one is travelling through Connemara, one of the more compelling tourist destinations is Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery since 1920, which sits…


In Pursuit of Lincoln's Assassin: Roscommon-Born James Rowan O'Beirne (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by Bill O'Neill on April 25, 2015 at 10:30am 2 Comments

On Sunday April 16, 1865, Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton was in his office dealing with the sudden blow of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln two nights earlier, at Ford’s…


Introducing: Mallon Foundry

Posted by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 26, 2015 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

We are new to TheWildGeese.Irish and pleased to sponsor this week of Myths and Legends.  It was these Celtic stories, told by our ancestors around their firesides which inspired us to create a…


Irish Myths and Legends Part 1: Introducing Rab Fulton

Posted by The Wild Geese on April 9, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

I am a very lucky man. I live on a hill in Galway surrounded by a landscape and seascape filled with myths and legends, and make a living doing what I love - telling stories and writing books, mostly about (or influenced…


New Member Hello -- Brendan O'Byrne, An Fear Ceol

Posted by Brendan OByrne on April 22, 2015 at 4:30am 2 Comments

Hello to all ...

My name is Brendan O'Byrne and I am delighted to be accepted into The Wild Geese community. I am a professional musician, songwriter and composer, and resident musician to Ashford Castle Hotel in Cong, Ireland. I am an artist and love to oil paint.

In my professional life…


A Visit to The Hope Foundation in Kolkata, India

Posted by Aine Edwards on April 23, 2015 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Last night Susan McManamon​ and I joined the night rescue team of The Hope Foundation​, supported by Irish Aid. We spent 3 hours driving through areas of Calcutta where people live…



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