Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (49)

Introducing The Wild Geese Irish Ancestry Group

We are pleased to announce the debut of the latest members' group here in The Wild Geese community.  The "Irish Ancestry" group is open to all members of The Wild Geese, and will become the hub for all things relating to ancestry and genealogical research.  Within this…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

St. Patrick's Relics

For generations, the sacred remains of Saint Patrick, the great Apostle of Ireland; Saint Brigid, the renowned Virgin; and Saint Columcille, the illustrious missionary, lay far distant from each other. When St Patrick…

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Added by Mike McCormack on February 27, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Irish Family Trees

How I am Finding (and Strengthening) My Irish Roots

by Kristin Waggoner, for The Irish Gift…

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Added by The Irish Gift on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

How I Learn Irish Gaelic Online

A Life-Long Fascination with Gaeilge

by Crystailín Narayana, for The Irish Gift…

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Added by The Irish Gift on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

‘Birthday Boy’: Seeking Patrick O’Connor

I have not always been Gerry Regan.

I was born Patrick O’Connor, on February 26, 1953, to a woman I finally met 44 years later. And on learning my first and last name, I was frankly…

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Added by Gerry Regan on February 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 24 Comments

Celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014

Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 26, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The History of Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick’s Day as been celebrated on March 17th since the early seventeenth century. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as the celebration of all things…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Limerick the City

I am amazed at how often the descendants of Limerick emigrants come back to Limerick and are shocked that we do not look like the photo above, with barefooted children an women in shawls:

It has…

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Added by Limerick's Life on February 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

The Irish Gift - Online Irish Language Classes and Much More

Welcome to The Irish Gift, an Irish organization that provides online classes in the East Galway music tradition and the music of Eddie Kelly. We also offer classes in the Irish language, sean…

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Added by The Irish Gift on February 23, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

‘St. Pat’s Drinking Team’: Taking On Irish Stereotypes

Sign Our Petition Taking On Irish Stereotypes

“Irish I Were Drunk” -- huh?

Sadly, you can readily find these words emblazoned on merchandise at a retailer near…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 26 Comments

Color Sergeant Michael Brady: The Luckiest Irishman in America's Civil War

If you have seen seen the movie "Gettysburg," you might notice that during the climatic Pickett's Charge, behind the Union line at the Bloody Angle are two flags, the Regimental stars and stripes, and the state flag--green with a gold trim. This green flag was the only Pennsylvania flag not…

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Added by Michael H.J. Kane on February 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Six Weeks to Learn the Irish Language

Colaiste Lurgan, the creative and ever-blossoming Irish language school in Connemara, is preparing for the March 3rd launch of their massive initiative to help people who would like to learn the Irish language.

Here's Lurgan's description of the initiative they're calling “Sé Seachtaini” (six…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 21, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Orangeman Claims 'Irish Language has Become Political'

An Irish language development officer in east Belfast says many people there are upset by…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 20, 2014 at 3:30am — 22 Comments

Irish Y-DNA 'Surname' Analysis - How It Works

Seventy million Irish diaspora know they have something intense and unexplainable coursing through their DNA. Perhaps, more than any other country in the world, Ire-land has left an extremely strong emotional…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on February 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 17 Comments

Step Back in Time and See Ireland from the Late 1800s Onwards

Let's take a look back to the late 1800s and…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 19, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Book Review: Joseph Buggy's 'Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City'

It's funny, but when I mentioned to a close friend that I was going to be reviewing this book, she said "Oh, I found all of that on Ancestory.com". Fair enough. Some people visit one website…

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Added by Kevin Gleeson on February 18, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Gangs of Brooklyn

In 1876, the New York Times described the conditions across the East River before the Brooklyn Bridge connected the two cities.

“Desperate outrages by organized…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on February 18, 2014 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

The Stories Behind the Symbols of Ireland

Learn about the stories and tales behind Ireland’s most recognised and renowned symbols as we begin the 4 week count down until Saint Patrick’s Day. The time of year for parades, green outfits, face-paints, Guinness and all…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 18, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Anthony Dominic Fahy, Irish Chaplain of Argentina

As you enter the main gate of the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, continue walking straight in and on the right side perhaps within 100 yards, you will find a monument, the burial place of Almirante Guillermo…

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Added by Jim Goulding on February 17, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Desmond Fitzgerald Photographic Gallery now Available Online

The Desmond Fitzgerald Photographs, a stunning collection of 179 photos is now available to view on the University College Dublin Digital Library website.  This collection of photographic prints forms part of the papers of Desmond FitzGerald. The majority of these photographs arise out of the…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on February 17, 2014 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

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