"I met Lisa, I think in 2000, at a Writer's Conference on Achill Island. She was wonderful, very nice. I also loved her book Every Visible Thing about a girl dealing with her older brother's disappearance. If you haven't read it, I…"
Please join the arts and literature nonprofit, Irish American Writers & Artists, in partnership with Friends of Firefighters to celebrate the release of board member Kathleen Donohoe's novel, Ashes of Fiery Weather (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). Ashes of Fiery Weather is about six generations of women in a Brooklyn, NY family of firefighters, spanning famine-era Ireland to ten years after September 11.…See More
"Kathleen ; I grew up in Bray Co Wicklow . I was taught Gáelic at school; but Gaelic was really only introduced back into a full mandatory Irish syllabus; with Gáelic ; Irish history ; Irish Culture ;being at the…"
"Hello Kathleen - I did post a lenghty comment to you explaining why Gaelic is only now coming to fruition . However for some reason ; the Wild Geese posted comment to me telling me that - the comment would have to be edited first. !!
"Thanks,Kelly! The Sunfire books are available through amazon, at least some of them are. They should reprint them. I am hoping to make a trip to Galway in the next year or so. Will definitely keep you in mind. Have a Happy St. Patrick's…"
"Thank you for this lovely piece, Kathleen. We have so much in common: I read the same series of historical fiction, and remember it the very same way you describe it. Oh Susannah, which boy will you choose? Ha, ha! My…"
Just wanted to extend a bit of a belated welcome here to The Wild Geese. Hope you've had the opportunity to look around the site to see what's on offer. Of course, there is even more to come. It's a great little burgeoning community with loads of interesting folks enjoying the discussion of all-things-Irish.
Hope to hear more about your own Irish connections here in the days ahead.
I always thought my great-grandmother, Catherine Collins was from Cork but last St. Pat's day a cousin in Ireland corrected me and said she was from Galway. My uncle swore she had to be a cousin of Michael Collins. Guess not. Oh well.
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