February 2015 Blog Posts (76)

Great third pro fight added to McMayhem in Midtown Irish boxing event @ MSG

Added by Bobby McGuire on February 28, 2015 at 10:37pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: March 1 - March 7

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Statue of Andrew Lewis, Point Pleasant, West…
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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Last Torch Preview - iMovie

The Last Torch Preview

Added by The Last Torch on February 28, 2015 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Maureen O'Hara: More Than an Actress

It was a very determined and indignant Irish woman who stood before a clerk at the Los Angeles immigration court in 1946. Maureen FitzSimons (aka Maureen O’Hara) had passed the required exam…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Who was Typhoid Mary?

Mary Mallon, famously known as Typhoid Mary for the infection she carried and spread, was born in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone on 23 September 1869. Her story, and experience of the state’s early…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Women of Erin

During a 1986 interview with 1916 patriot Sam O’Reilly for the Irish Echo newspaper, Sam excused himself to retrieve some notes.  At that point, his wife Mary whispered, "Mike, would you ever tell our story?"  I said,…

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Added by Mike McCormack on February 28, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Tomás Mac Donnchadha

Tomás Mac Donnchadha, or Thomas MacDonagh (1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916), was born in Cloughjordan County Tipperary to Joseph and Mary MacDonagh (nee Parker).  Both his parents were…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 28, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

This is a very nice video of Dingle & West Kerry

Added by Benny O'Carroll on February 28, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Irish of Savannah

The Irish were present at the creation of Georgia as a British colony in 1733. The second Royal Governor (1757-1760) of the colony was the Monaghan-born naval explorer Henry Ellis.  By treaty signed in 1763 with the Creek…

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Added by Dee Notaro on February 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Life Along the Border in 1920's Ireland (a Short Story)

He'd had a narrow escape the day before. They had almost caught him and he was lucky that he managed to elude them. An icy cold sweat broke out on his furrowed brow as he remembered it. He had started out just…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on February 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partner Featured in Virginia's Largest Newspaper

Trish O'Donnell-Jenkins and Michael Regan-Waugh operate Wild West Irish Tours, based in Richmond. Photo taken Wed. Feb. 18, 2015.

BY RANDY HALLMAN Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond husband and wife Michael Regan-Waugh and Trish O’Donnell-Jenkins want to introduce you to some of their dear friends — their dear, talented friends — in Ireland.  …

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on February 26, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Edward 'Ned' Daly

Edward "Ned Daly" is one of the 1916 Easter Rising leaders less known for his role as Commandant in the Irish Military Brotherhood.  Out of a family of ten children, he was the…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 25, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Day Two on Your Singles Adventure of a Lifetime: Galway

When you come along on your mature singles adventure of a lifetime with Cupid's Crusade, you will be creating wonderful memories as you explore some of the most beautiful places on earth.  Here's what day two of…

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Added by annette counihan on February 24, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment


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That Fifth Province of Ireland

When the Tuatha system of rule was replaced by Gaelic rule the areas of Ireland were known as 'cúige',  which in Irish means 'portion' or 'fifth', indicating the original division of the five areas:…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 24, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Transcript: Discussing the Irish In New Orleans with Dr. Laura Kelley

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Saturday, February 21, 2015 with Dr. Laura Kelley.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.

The Wild Geese:  Hello…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 23, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

History Comes Ashore in Sligo

You can imagine my surprise when I saw a large piece of wood washed up on Streedagh Strand recently. (For more information on the ongoing discoveries at Streedagh Strand go to…

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Added by The Last Torch on February 22, 2015 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: February 22 - February 28

Belfast Central Library

A drawing of Lord Randolph Churchill from the Illustrated London News. Churchill died at age 46.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 21, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Liam Mac Piarais

Liam Mac Piarais (William "Willie" Pearse) was born on the 15th of November in 1881 and was the younger brother Patrick Pearse, the well documented iconic figure of the 1916 Easter Rising.  It has…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 21, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments


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'That's Just How it Was' - A Book by Author Mary Thorpe

"That's Just How It Was" is a tribute to my grandmother.  It is a true story set against the background of the Famine (1844 -1847) the 1916 Easter Rising, and the War of Independence (1919-1921).…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on February 21, 2015 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Blame it On Christopher Columbus - Remember Chocolate is Also His Fault!

Before Columbus, Europe had never tasted potatoes, tomatoes, red peppers, chocolate, pumpkins, coconuts, pineapples, strawberries, and much more.  All these food items are native…

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Added by Dee Notaro on February 21, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

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