Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr.
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Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post For Sinead and other Kindred Spirits...
"Grand article and to add my two cents, when a balladeer sings  a song they open a wee bit of their soul to the audience and if they can not find some balance may loose themselves to their audience. I open myself when I entertain, Irish Pub…"
Aug 16
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Claire Fullerton's blog post Book Review: 'The Dead House' by Billy O'Callaghan
"Murphy is a rather large family but I would like to think that maybe we are distant cousins too.  My grand da (a police officer) always had a grand story to tell and when my grand mother would try to interject some facts my grand da would say…"
Jul 31
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Claire Fullerton's blog post Book Review: 'The Dead House' by Billy O'Callaghan
"My Uncle and some of my cousins (the Murphy side of the family) are morticians, but I don't think this is the type of Dead House the book is about. And I will be going on a wee vacation and this looks like a good read to bring along when I have…"
Jul 31
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Claire Fullerton's blog post Book Review: 'The Dead House' by Billy O'Callaghan
"Aye, Claire's reviews give one no pause to go about purchasing this book,... Claire have you ever tried sales ??Jakkers colleen you could sell water to a drowning man.  ;-)   Slainte"
Jul 31
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh
"Another grand  and well written story, thanks. Lesson to be learnt,... people always do better when they don't base their actions on fear.  Slainte"
Jun 24
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post Requiem for Bobby
"I care not for the thistle and I care not for the rose For when bleak winds run us whistle, neither down or crimson show But like hope to him that is friendless and no joy around is seen, Over his grave with a love that's endless, blooms…"
May 22
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
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Shamrock: The National Emblem of Ireland
"I teach history as a profession and I know that history really never repeats itself, but if you see the pattern you can catch the rhythm of the "tune" and decide whether on not to dance to it or find another tune. As for the…"
Mar 16
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Shamrock: The National Emblem of Ireland
"Shamrocks, harps,.... how about a wee bit of Irish Zen as to unintended validation.  "The Wild Geese do not intend to cast their reflections. The Water has no mind to receive their images." Sometimes the story just happens and we…"
Mar 15
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Claire Fullerton's blog post Book Review: The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey
"Colleen, knowing that a smile came upon your face is reason enough to say, that this day was well spent.  I now have to attend to the karate classes I teach,.. it keeps me in balance, the singer of Irish songs weighed against the physical…"
Mar 5
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Claire Fullerton's blog post Book Review: The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey
"Jakkers, now I have to put me guitar down and go look for the book, thanks for the information Claire. I am happy that it wasn't a recipe that always has me watching me weight as I have been told that one can gain weight by simply reading a…"
Mar 5
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on margopenelope's blog post Romantic Ireland: Irish Stories, Myths and Traditions
"Maybe one should also include those "smiling Irish eyes" and what they might be up too ??  Slainte"
Mar 5
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post The Great Assembly at Tara (Part One)
"Grandly done, your writing is well done and almost makes you think that you are observing living history.  Looking forward to another story,..... Slainte"
Mar 5
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Brian Nolan's blog post Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator
"Jakkers !  I gave a prompt ???? Looking forward to the story on that Irish lad who was directionally handicapped (or maybe he wasn't and the rest of the world was).  Think I will get me guitar out and play a few songs and maybe write…"
Feb 22
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Romancing the Truth -- The Legendary 'Molly Malone'
"I had a grand conversation with the lady last time I was in Dublin, still spunky and sassy as ever !   Slainte"
Feb 17
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Brian Nolan's blog post Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator
"At least St. Brendan was never confused with "Wrong Way Corrigan"   ;-)  Slainte !     "
Feb 17

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At 4:58pm on April 27, 2014, John Joseph Nelligan Jr said…

Welcome to The  Wild Geese from John Nelligan in Bangor.

At 5:23pm on April 27, 2014, Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. said…

Thanks for the welcome, John. If your hometown is Bangor, Maine we are almost neighbors.

At 7:08am on July 25, 2014, Gina Draker said…

Thank you very kindly for the warm welcome! It's very appreciated! 

~ Gina

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