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The Irish at Waterloo

Mark Bois looks at the Irish contribution.Read More

The Tara Brooch

Its history and a great offer for Wild Geese members.Read More

A Gem in County Leitrim

Ryan O'Rourke's look at a castle once inhabited by his ancestors.Read More

Experience 'The Emerald Isle'

Dave Yeates has an Irish tour for anyone.Read More

The Irish at Gettysburg

This and other tidbits in 'This Week in the History of the Irish.' Read More

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Long List of Suspects in July 4 Bombing Includes IRA

Posted by Gerry Regan on July 4, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Was it the IRA who created the bomb that killed bomb squad detectives Ferdinand Socha and Joseph Lynch outside the New York World Fair's British Pavilion 75 years ago today? 

Or was it…


The Irish Impact on America's Revolution

Posted by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2013 at 10:30am 6 Comments

We extend our best wishes to all our American Wild Geese on this Independence Day.  The contributions of Irish-Americans in the War Between the States is well documented and much discussed.  Perhaps less so is the impact some of the earliest Irish immigrants had upon the American…


The Irish-American Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Posted by Neil F. Cosgrove on July 3, 2014 at 1:00pm 6 Comments

As the July 4th holiday approaches, sadly as with many of our other holidays, the true meaning of the day is lost a midst ballgames, cookouts, and fireworks. We forget that on that hot July…


Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa: An Unapologetic Fenian

Posted by John Anthony Brennan on July 3, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. He was born to a family of tenant farmers in County Cork on Sept. 10, 1831 -- Rossa's family were among the thousands who had their lands and properties confiscated during the Cromwellian purges in…


Long Ago Grandfathers, the Mississippi, and Genetic Memory

Posted by Daniel M. Foley, Jr. on July 2, 2015 at 12:30am 1 Comment

This very interesting post from Claire Fullerton inspired me to write this one.

In the last 5 years or so my Dad has done a ton of work on genealogy. He has done both his side and my Mom's side. It's been…


'The Cormack Brothers' -- A Dramatic Film About Injustice in Tipp

Posted by Alan Brown on July 2, 2015 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

The Cormack Brothers is a 111-minute feature film completed this year, shot in Tipperary.  It tells the story of two brothers wrongfully hanged for murder in 1858 after a local land agent was shot and killed.  They were reburied in 1910 in their home parish of Loughmore. 

Made on a micro budget, with the support of the parish…


'Jimmy's Hall' En Route to Big Screens Throughout US

Posted by Gerry Regan on April 30, 2015 at 5:30pm 4 Comments

Just in time to help us celebrate May Day comes this news direct from Rebecca O'Brien, producer and partner at TheWildGeese.Irish Heritage Partner Sixteen Films: The studio's biopic "Jimmy's Hall" is going to appear in theaters across the United States beginning July 3 into September. 

"Jimmy's Hall" is based on true events, and helmed by Ken…


Judging " 'Wild West' of Ireland: You Won't Forget Your First Time"

Posted by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2015 at 3:30pm 5 Comments


The ‘Wild West’ judges are lined up and raring to go! Knowing their mettle and commitment to promoting Irish culture, we are confident that “justice” will be a lot fairer, if a tad more considered, than that meted out in Tombstone or the OK Corral. ;-)

Speaking of 'swift' justice, by the way, our judges have requested additional time to more carefully…



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