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Dec 24, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan commented on The Wild Geese's blog post Thursday: Chat with Joe McGowan About Irish Christmas Traditions
"Okay then let's keep the show on the road:~ One of the customs is the placing of a lighted candle in the window on Christmas Eve and is now observed to guide the Holy Family who found no room at the inn in Bethlehem. Also a token of welcome to…"
Dec 5, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan commented on The Wild Geese's blog post Thursday: Chat with Joe McGowan About Irish Christmas Traditions
"Hello!  Hellloooo, anyone out there........"
Dec 5, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan commented on The Wild Geese's blog post Thursday: Chat with Joe McGowan About Irish Christmas Traditions
"Okay then everyone very quiet!  Anyone want to ask a question?"
Dec 5, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan commented on The Wild Geese's blog post Thursday: Chat with Joe McGowan About Irish Christmas Traditions
"Coffee we got too, teabags, chicken noodle soup and peanut butter which weren't available in Ireland then.  'Lumberjackets too...  Most of these memories are documented in 'Echoes of a Savage Land..."
Dec 5, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan commented on The Wild Geese's blog post Thursday: Chat with Joe McGowan About Irish Christmas Traditions
"Parcels from our cousins in America were a special treat at Christmas.  What excitement as we lifted out colouring books, red striped ‘candy cane’ shaped like walking sticks, packs of multi-hued crayon, bright coloured rock candy…"
Dec 5, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan commented on The Wild Geese's blog post Thursday: Chat with Joe McGowan About Irish Christmas Traditions
"Hello all, can I kick off from this side of the Atlantic by saying that my  most vivid memories of a childhood Christmas in a pre TV age centre around visits from the Mummers, parcels from America, holly decorations and Santa Claus."
Dec 5, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan replied to Ryan O'Rourke's discussion President Down: Where Were You When the Shots Rang Out?
"Serving with airborne supply unit the 557 QM Co. on Evreux Fauville Air Base, France.  In this pic Sgt. Sweeden in charge Air Base in France"
Nov 22, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan replied to Gerry Regan's discussion 'In Flanders fields the poppies blow' but will they grace your lapel?
Nov 9, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan left a comment for Joe Mc Gowan
"That's great!  The interesting thing about these books is that while they are inspired by local events they cover associated customs, practices and social history in other parts of Ireland, and further afield.  For instance the custom…"
Oct 29, 2013
Localbooks.ie left a comment for Joe Mc Gowan
"Hey Joe, that's a coincidence!  We stock six of your titles and only browsing through these a few days ago!  Great to finally get to see the  face behind  the name!! Hoping to tune in on 31st!!  Good luck!"
Oct 29, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan is now friends with Joe Gannon and Nollaig 2016
Oct 29, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan replied to The Wild Geese's discussion Memorial Day: Recalling Those Irish Who Gave Their Last Full Measure
"I'm not much for engaging in blogs John.  Patrick Sarsfield's comment comes to mind when he died fighting with the French on another battlefield, I think it was in Flander's: 'Would that this were for…"
Jun 3, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan replied to The Wild Geese's discussion Memorial Day: Recalling Those Irish Who Gave Their Last Full Measure
"Still think you're stretching a point John.  While many of the members of the 69th may indeed have sympathies with the Irish Republican Army unless you can show that some of them actually came over here and fought with the IRA it is a…"
Jun 3, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan replied to The Wild Geese's discussion Memorial Day: Recalling Those Irish Who Gave Their Last Full Measure
"Think you're stretching a point there John, in fact you're stretching several.  Can't remember hearing of any of the 69th fighting in the north of Ireland."
Jun 3, 2013
Joe Mc Gowan and Gerry Regan are now friends
Oct 5, 2011

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At 4:46pm on October 29, 2013, Localbooks.ie said…

Hey Joe, that's a coincidence!  We stock six of your titles and only browsing through these a few days ago!  Great to finally get to see the  face behind  the name!! Hoping to tune in on 31st!!  Good luck!

At 5:24pm on October 29, 2013, Joe Mc Gowan said…

That's great!  The interesting thing about these books is that while they are inspired by local events they cover associated customs, practices and social history in other parts of Ireland, and further afield.  For instance the custom of 'bleeding for St Martin' described in 'Echoes of a Savage Land' was practised not just locally but all over Ireland — except interestingly, in Ulster.  Looking forward to the 31st.

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