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Winston Churchill

Started this discussion. Last reply by That's Just How It Was Apr 17, 2015. 1 Reply

Two thousand and fifteen marks the 50th Anniversary of Winston Churchill's death. What's beyond the caricature of the indominable Brit of the Second World War and drinking pal of Franklin D.…Continue

The Meaning of the Poppy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seathrun Dec 3, 2014. 1 Reply

Here is a copy of the letter written by a Wigan soccer player to his club's owner on why he is not wearing the poppy on his uniform. What say the members of TWG? Dear Mr Whelan I wanted to write to…Continue

Tags: Derry, Tipperary, World War, Bogside, Creggan

Anybody ever done any DNA testing for heritage?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Richard Johnson Nov 4, 2013. 9 Replies

If you did, was it a worthwhile experience?  Would you recommend the service you used? I look at those heritage maps that show Norman influences in some parts of Ireland, Spanish in others, and…Continue

 

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Getting to be My Favorite Christmastime Song

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 9:00am 6 Comments

The Boys of Barr na Sraide

Oh the town, it climbs the mountain and looks upon the sea

At sleeping time or waking, 'tis there I'd long to be

To walk again that kindly street, the place where life began

And the Boys of Barr na Sráide went hunting for the wren

With cudgels…

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'Machine Made': A Second Look at Tammany Hall

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 3:30pm 8 Comments

In "Machine Made: Tammany Hall and The Creation of Modern American Politics," author Terry Golway doesn’t sugar-coat the negative aspects of a New York institution…

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'One Great Irish Spot': Syracuse's Tipp Hill - Where Green Goes on Top

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 10:00am 19 Comments

After the Erie Canal was finished, many Irish people settled west of Syracuse on a hill overlooking the canal. This area became known as Tipperary Hill. When the city first installed traffic signal lights in 1925, they…

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Great Irish Romances: Oisín and Niamh

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 9:00am 11 Comments

I don’t know what to make of this story, a great adventure of pre-Christian Ireland. There are many variants to…

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 8:31pm on April 4, 2013, The Wild Geese said…

Cead Mile Failte Jim.  We hope you are enjoying the Wild Geese.  Is there any content in particular that you'd like to see here on The Wild Geese?  Let us know.  Belinda:)

At 12:28pm on April 23, 2013, Sheila Lucy Hemmings said…

Hello Jim, I see that you have commented on Mayo, my father's family is from Ballina, and I have family there still, I will be going back in August when they will be celebrating "The Gathering"

At 1:15pm on April 23, 2013, Jim Curley said…

My mom is also from Mayo, under the shadow of Mt. Nephin. Her brother, my Uncle John, married a woman whose aunt, Mary Mangan, was lost on Titanic. My cousins were very involved in the commemoration of that tragedy last year in Lahardane.

Welcome to the New Wild Geese and enjoy your "gathering."

At 6:24am on May 11, 2013, Felicity Hayes-McCoy said…

Thanks, Jim! Like many emigrants, Brida came home eventually. She moved from Galway to Dublin in her old age and I remember her visiting our house there with sticks of barley sugar for everyone, inculding my father whom she still thought of as her little nephew.

At 4:12pm on June 17, 2013, Tiffany Silverberg said…

Jim - Thanks for stopping by the chat today! As marketing coordinator for The Wild Geese, I just wanted to find out how you heard about the chat or what reminded you to stop by?

At 9:00pm on June 25, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Jim, you had asked about having trouble posting with a Mac. The only difficulty I encounter periodically, using Safari, is the hyperlinks don't respond to my clicking. When that happens, I have to refresh my browser's cache (Apple-R). Try clearing all your browser's cached files.

At 10:24pm on January 25, 2014, Ivan Lennon said…

Amen re the "wee  leprechaun"

Imagine "Stepin Fetchit" at a black pride parade?

At 2:21pm on January 29, 2014, Jim Hawkins said…

Hi Jim,

Nice to meet you! Looking forward to future talks

Jim

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