Neil F. Cosgrove
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Patrick Francis Deady liked Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post Young Irish Immigrant Awaits Recognition for His Heroism in Vietnam
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Young Irish Immigrant Awaits Recognition for His Heroism in Vietnam

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 working in real estate, even getting involved in local politics…See More
May 27
Neil F. Cosgrove commented on Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post Dan Daly, 'The Fightinest Marine'
"While I understand where you are coming form Richard, and no one has a higher respect for all Marines (staring with my father)  than I, to characterize Daly as "just another Marine" is a bit unjust.  One of my favorite…"
May 7
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post Dan Daly, 'The Fightinest Marine'
"Just another Marine doing his duty, who happens to be Irish and tougher than a "bag of nails".  Slainte"
Apr 30
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Dan Daly, 'The Fightinest Marine'

In the over 150 year history of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the United States Highest award for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of  life above and beyond the call of duty”, only 19 men have been awarded…See More
Apr 28
Neil F. Cosgrove commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"Colm I think you are giving too much credit to devious intelligence for what can more simply be attributed as callous arrogance.  As to the civil rights movement, it transformed just as the home rule movement transformed from 1912-1916. …"
Apr 19
Neil F. Cosgrove commented on Colm Herron's blog post 3rd of July 1970: Day of Treachery
"Ms. Edwards overlooks that many good people went to the Widgery Commission to give testimony in full belief of obtaining justice by lawful, judicial means only to be completely disillusioned by one of the greatest mockeries of justice in the…"
Apr 17
michael dunne commented on Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'
"Fionns cousin, a hobo, was approached by a 'Peeler' and asked what he was fishing for to which the hobo replied "Whales sir"  The 'Peeler' replied "You wont catch any whales here in the Liffey... what are you…"
Oct 10, 2016
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Joe Gannon commented on Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'
"What fantastic life he led, Neil, thank you for posting this. For all his great accomplishments in life, starting here with next to nothing and rising to be a police inspector, and the deeds of valor as a police officer, and his truly amazing…"
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Joe Gannon liked Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'
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Joe Gannon commented on Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'
"Kevin, your "Irish story" sounds as if there is much more there to tell. If you wanted to write it up for us all our members have to ability to make blog posts here. I'm sure many of our members would love to hear it. We are, indeed,…"
Aug 8, 2016
kevin j dalton commented on Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'
"Like It?...love it...another example of the indomitable spirit of the Irish... When I emigrated to Canada in 1950 at the ripe old age of 17, (and then to the USA 11 months later)...I had $20.50 and my fare to a 'promised' job was $20.00...…"
Aug 7, 2016
kevin j dalton liked Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'
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An Epic Olympian, Tipp Immigrant Becomes 'The Prince of Whales'

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. This was in an age when Olympic athletes were held to a strict amateur…See More
Aug 6, 2016
The Wild Geese liked Neil F. Cosgrove's blog post Matthew McGrath, "The Prince of Whales"
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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…

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