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Irish-American Impresario P.S. Gilmore the Subject of New Radio Documentary

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jarlath MacNamara May 23. 1 Reply

Hello everyone! A radio documentary was launched this month by Athlone Community Radio in Ireland titled "The Bandmaster," highlighting the life of the great Irishman Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore. This…Continue

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THE EMIGRANTS FAREWELL TO IRELAND circa 1840

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I just added a few tissue thin poems to my collection including this one below . It has faded and is wafer thin so some of the words are obliterated . If anyone has any knowledge of this poem please…Continue

The Great Irish Famine

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For anyone in Ireland or visiting in February , please note the following seminar on Emigration in the Famine .Seminar on Irish Emigration in the 19th CenturyEdenderry Historical Society in county…Continue

 

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Irish-American Impresario P.S. Gilmore the Subject of New Radio Documentary

Hello everyone! A radio documentary was launched this month by Athlone Community Radio in Ireland titled "The Bandmaster," highlighting the life of the great Irishman Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore. This tells the story of his birth in 1829 and early life in Ballygar, County Galway and indeed in Athlone and his influence on the later talent of John McCormack.It also features a series of wonderful performances by the No. 2 Brigade Band of the Irish Army directed by Captain Tom Kelly. This documentary…See More
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Radio Documentary launched in Ireland entitled " The Bandmaster "

Hello everyone! A radio documentary was launched this month by Athlone Community Radio in Ireland titled "The Bandmaster," highlighting the life of the great Irishman Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore. This tells the story of his birth in 1829 and early life in Ballygar, County Galway and indeed in Athlone and his influence on the later talent of John McCormack.It also features a series of wonderful performances by the No. 2 Brigade Band of the Irish Army directed by Captain Tom Kelly. This documentary…See More
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RTE Radio To Highlight Irish Legacy in America's Civil War

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Over the next two Sundays, RTE Radio 1 in Dublin will broadcast programmes on the legacy of the Irish in the American Civil War . Programme 2 will feature the importance of P. S. Gilmore as the unofficial 'bandmaster general' of the Union Army and the role that…

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Seeking Info on Irish Activist John Boyle O'Reilly in Boston

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I'm seeking some background on John Boyle O'Reilly and his life in Boston,…

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P S Gilmore Development

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Meeting with Mr Eamon Gilmore TD , Pat Gilmore Ballygar , and Historian Author and Broadcaster Turtle Bunbury about the progress on the P S Gilmore story . Mr Gilmore emphasized that he was most impressed with the story and its potential in America and promised his support for the project at…

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At 1:48pm on October 4, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Welcome, Jarlath. Thrilled to have you join us here in the 'clubhouse' for TheWildGeese.com's most committed.
At 4:59pm on October 17, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Thank you, Jarlath, for you kind words about our efforts to honor Gilmore. By the way, are there any Gilmore-related concerts planned. Please use the events feature, found in the right column, to share with us any upcoming historical events.

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