About Us

The Wild Geese.Irish social network is a leading Internet destination for those looking to explore and celebrate Irish history and heritage, in the words of William Butler Yeats, 'wherever green is worn.'

The Wild Geese was established in the fall of 1997 as an online magazine to share "The Epic History and Heritage of the Irish" with the tens of millions of individuals of Irish ancestry found worldwide. Dozens of individuals, from around the Irish Diaspora, of varied viewpoints and even religions, have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the reach and depth of its content. Our community, which launched in March 2013, draws nearly 30,000 visitors and generates more than 60,000 pageviews per month -- a figure growing steadily.

Mission: Every day, with our team of members, readers, and Irish Heritage Partners, The Wild Geese explores, promotes, preserves, and celebrates the epic heritage of the Irish around the world -- through compelling content, evolving technologies, a dynamic community, and collaborative marketing connections. 

Vision: The Wild Geese inspires generations, new and old, to understand the outsized role of the Irish and Irish emigrants in the world’s evolution, while rejoicing in a common humanity. We cherish our mission -- holding it sacred in a world of shifting values, rising cynicism, materialism, blurred geo-political identities, and rapid-fire technological change.

Key Contributors:
Co-Founders: Gerry Regan and Joe Gannon

Gerry Regan, Editorial Director
Liam Murphy, Editor at Large
Joe Gannon, Senior Editor
Kieron C. Punch, Senior Editor
Mark Connor Contributing Editor
Robert Doyle, Contributing Editor
Rick Grant, Consulting Editor
Robert A. Mosher, Military Editor

Gerry Regan, Executive Producer
Joe Gannon, Senior Producer

Business Development:
Fran Reddy, Coordinator

Marketing / Administration:
Fran Reddy, Coordinator

Gerry Regan, Editorial Director
Gerry has a background in journalism, American and Irish history, along with digital media. He has studied modern British and Irish history in Trinity College, Dublin, and has written articles for the Irish Echo, The Civil War News, The Washington Times, Newsday, and various other publications. He also worked a staff writer and copy editor for Gannett Westchester Newspapers and USA Today. He worked for Prodigy Services Inc. as a news editor, as a producer Newsday's award-winning web site, newsday.com, and as copy editor at office.com. Gerry is a magna-cum-laude graduate of Duke University, majoring in mathematics and has a Masters degree in journalism from New York University.

Joseph E. Gannon, Research Director
Based in Connecticut, Joe is a talented writer, editor, web producer, researcher and devotee of both the online world and military history. Joe attended the University of Connecticut, and is a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Military Police in Vietnam in 1971-72. He has an extensive background researching both Irish and Civil War history. He is employed as a library tech at a state university.

A Special Thank You to the thousands around the world who have supported us since we launched in 1997.

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