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Too young to fly

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'He had the world before him,…Continue

Tags: Berleley, balcony, collapse, Ireland, Dublin

Some cures really are worse than the illness. The Irish Schools Folklore Collection 1937 has yielded a few!.

Started Mar 6, 2015 0 Replies

In France, they eat them! In Germany they race them! In Bikini Bottom they keep them as pets, but here in Galway,..... well, we cure warts with them!Yes, imagine having a wet, green, slimey snail…Continue

Tags: cures, dandruff, asthma, waist-coat, dalystown

Certificate of Irishness - a load of BLAH?

Started this discussion. Last reply by macthunder Sep 12, 2014. 1 Reply

Ian O'Doherty makes a fair point in his article in the Irish Independent this week, but misses the real issue. …Continue

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"Jakkers !  I gave a prompt ???? Looking forward to the story on that Irish lad who was directionally handicapped (or maybe he wasn't and the rest of the world was).  Think I will get me guitar out and play a few songs and maybe write…"
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Brian Nolan commented on Brian Nolan's blog post Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator
"'Wrong Way Corrigan'... I love that guy... a disrupter who didn't want to worry his mother...I might just have to write a story about it.. thanks for the prompt. Brian"
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Brian Nolan commented on Brian Nolan's blog post The Unquiet Grave
"Thanks Catherine... I'd forgotten about this post until today when I re-wrote a version for my own website, and blog for same..  www.galwaywalks.blogspot.ie  Thanks for your kind comments.. Brian"
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Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Brian Nolan's blog post Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator
"At least St. Brendan was never confused with "Wrong Way Corrigan"   ;-)  Slainte !     "
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"Hmm, the phrase 'You take the high road and I'll take the low road, and I'll be in Scotland before you' could have been written about Brendan and Kevin. They were direct competitors for converts and in prolifically establishing…"
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"Thank you for that Brian Nolan... I did not know that St Brendan was the patron of travelers .. I always thought it was St Kevin !!"
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Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator

Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:30am 6 Comments

When St. Brendan got back from his travels discovering America in a small wooden and leather boat around 564 AD, he wrote a book in Latin, 'Navigatio Brendani' or 'The Voyage of Brendan', which, some 900 years later (1477) convinced Christopher Columbus that there…

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Unpacking 'The Wreck of the Hesperus'

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 8:30am 6 Comments

'You look like the wreck of the Hesperus' was a much-used phrase in our house in Loughrea, 20 miles from the sea at Galway Bay. Boys, well you know boys, they never comb their hair, never wash their hands, wear the same clothes forever. . . . You know the…

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Quo Vadis? (Who Are the Irish and Where Are They Going?)

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Boy, we had us a whopping week of celebrations. There isn't a child in the country who can't now recite the Proclamation, nor an adult that cannot name everyone who fought in the GPO in 1916. We can all quote Yeats and Pearse, Connolly and Casement. We can…

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At 2:36am on June 8, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hi, Brian.

Just wanted to take a minute here to welcome you to The Wild Geese.  I see you're in Galway, as am I.  Great to have you among us.

Hope you've had a look around the site already -- some great articles, discussions, resources, etc.  Quite a little blossoming community here, and only bigger things to come!

So are you a lifelong Galwegian?  What are your interests as far as "Irishness," as Michael D. calls it?

Welcome aboard, Brian!

~ Ryan

At 10:35am on June 8, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Failte, Brian. Looking forward to learning about your particular Irish passions, and some of your Irish story(ies). Ger

At 4:51pm on June 11, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Was just looking around on your personal blog, Brian.  Great stuff.  Hope you'll share some of your thoughts on the blogs here!

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Thank you Brian for that wonderful song ; I remember my Grand-mother/ Mother wanting to listen to it . It brings back fond memories .

The video below - will take you to a book I have dedicated to my Grandmother in particular . The past shapes us and makes us what we are . 

Youtube: http://youtu.be/oT0oOa0jx28

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