February 2013 Blog Posts (9)

John Barry, legendary Irish hero in the Continental Navy

If one were to query the public regarding the Father of the American Navy, they would likely hear the name, John Paul Jones. The Scotsman, John Paul, who added the name Jones to gain some anonymity while hiding in the colonies from the British, deserves great recognition. As a protégé of Benjamin Franklin, he raised havoc along the British Coast…

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Added by James Francis Smith on February 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


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Irish Railroad Workers Museum: An essay from Tom Ward

 

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ward has 1,600-acre cattle and timber

farm to keep him busy, as well as his daily Baltimore walks, which take him

from his Bolton Hill home to Pennsylvania Station.  He was instrumental in

saving the properties that house the restored Irish Immigrant Worker's Home

(an 1848 house on tiny Lemmon Street) which is now The Irish Railroad

workers museum. Ward owns a 1922 B&O wooden caboose with…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on February 28, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Black with a Tinge of Green

As February’s Black History Month fades into memory and March’s Irish History Month begins its ascendancy, there’s a brief moment where the black takes on a tinge of green.…

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Added by James Francis Smith on February 27, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

‘Airswimming’: Forsaken Women Find Love in Margins

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth / Special to The Wild Geese



New York -- The Irish Rep might seem an odd choice of a

venue to stage the United States…
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Added by Gerry Regan on February 23, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

Welcome to ‘The Wild Geese Kitchen’

Monday, February 11, 2013

Welcome to ‘The Wild Geese Kitchen’…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 22, 2013 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

St. Patrick's Day Art Competition for Children

Monday, February 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Art Competition for Children…



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Added by The Wild Geese on February 22, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments


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Her Name is Sheela, and She Commands Your Attention

Strutting their genitalia, Sheela-na-Gigs remain a provocative presence in ancient Irish churches. Part 2 of the 3-part series ‘When The Goddess Ruled’

By Ronnie T. Stout-Kopp

Special to The Wild…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 19, 2013 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments


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Brigit: The Goddess Who Became a Woman, and a Saint

In Part 3 of WG's 3-part series "When the Goddess Ruled," Ronnie Drew-Kopp explains why Brigit remains a uniquely Irish figurehead, with a legacy of both Goddess and Christian saint.

By Ronnie T. Stout-Kopp

Special to The Wild Geese…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 19, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment


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When the Goddess Ruled

The first of a three-part series recalling the time before Patrick, before Jesus, even, when Goddesses, such as Maeve, Eriu, Banba, Fotla, and many others, dominated the panoply of Celtic deities.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 19, 2013 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

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