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An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'

Posted on August 6, 2016 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

There once was a time when Irish giants roamed the earth, their feats of strength and courage becoming legendary. However, these were not the mythical Cuchulain, or Finn McCool; they were real men who pushed the boundary of what was thought to be humanly possible. They were known as “the Irish Whales” for their size and strength and they dominated the strength events of the Olympics for the first part of the 20th century.…

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Young Irish Immigrant Awaits Recognition for His Heroism in Vietnam

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Patrick Gallagher was born in Derrintogher, County Mayo, Ireland on February 2, 1944. At the age of 18, Patrick immigrated to the United States for the promise of a new life, one filled with opportunity. He quickly started on the immigrant dream: studying law while…

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After the Easter Rebellion, Justice Turned Her Back on Ireland

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Dublin Castle was the seat of British rule in Ireland for over 700 years.  On top of the gate to the courtyard of the castle is a statue depicting Justice.  The statue is unusual for several reasons. The figure of Justice faces inward not outward as would…

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100 Years Ago, From the Ashes of Rossa Rise the Phoenix of 1916

Posted on August 1, 2015 at 10:30am 4 Comments

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was born Jeremiah O'Donovan in Reenascreena, County Cork, on 10 September 1831. While he was the son of tenant farmers, the family could trace their ancestry back to nobler days when, before the English confiscation of Irish land, they had held…

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At 3:22pm on May 16, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

N, failte to The (New) Wild Geese. Delighted to have you in our ranks. We know the Irish to be a strong part of the fabric of New City, the pride of Rockland County, in suburban New York. We are looking forward to helping you further explore your Irish interests and passions, and to learning more of your 'Irish story.' Ger

At 5:08pm on May 16, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hello, 'N'.

Just wanted to take a minute to welcome you here to The Wild Geese.  Hope you enjoy your explorations around the site ... there are some great articles, discussions, resources, etc. already here, and it's increasing with every passing day.

Welcome aboard, "N."

~ Ryan

At 6:31pm on October 7, 2013, Tiffany Silverberg said…

N, you've won a CD in our random giveaways through Bring a Pal Home. http://thenewwildgeese.com/group/bring-a-pal-home/forum/topics/announcing-random-giveaways Email your address to me at tjsilverberg@thewildgeese.com and I will get that CD out to you!

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