Featured Blog Posts – March 2015 Archive (47)

The Irish Keys

I’ve had many people ask about the picture on my author page where I’m standing against a gray stone wall on a windswept day in the middle of an Irish field with what are obviously the ruins of a monastery behind…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on March 30, 2015 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

Tracing the Irish at War: From Stono Ferry to New Orleans: Part 1

Just over 200 years ago this past January came a climactic moment in military history with numerous surprising Irish connections.  The battle fought by…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on March 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Éamon de Valera

Éamon de Valera is a man that has enjoyed iconic status in the Irish history books for more reasons than being one of the Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. He was born in New York in 1882 to a Irish mother and a…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Faugh a Ballagh (’Clear the Way’) for TheWildGeese.IRISH

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With the push of an aul’ button or two, The Wild Geese Irish Social Network, aka TheWildGeese.com, has been reborn, becoming TheWildGeese.Irish. (Try typing it in your browser. It works!)

Finally, we have digitally married The Wild Geese to the Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 28, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: Joseph Mary Plunkett

Joseph Mary Plunkett (Seosamh Máire Pluincéid) is one of the least known leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 28, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Film Review: 'Run All Night'

There is a certain type of Irishman who looms large in fiction: The "haunted man," the "angry man," the "tortured man," the "violent man," the "quiet man." He is a cliche ... but a cliche born of so much…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on March 25, 2015 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Irish Signer of the Declaration of Independence

James Smith was born in Ireland's province of Ulster in 1719 and went to the American colonies as a boy. A member of the Continental Congress 1776-1778,  he  served in the war of independence as a Colonel of the Pennsylvania Militia from 1775-1776. Smith died on 11 July 1806. He was also a…

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Added by Dee Notaro on March 25, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Here's to Shanachie, Weavers of Rhythm and Rhyme

Growing up I was told, "Listen to the Story tellers, the weavers of dreams and history, legends and traditions. The Seanchaí will take you places you may only touch or see through the…

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Added by Bit Devine on March 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments


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Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising: James Connolly

James Connolly (Séamas Ó Conghaile) is one of the handful of men who share the dubious honour of being placed in the iconic status categories in the Irish history books based on his involvement in the Easter Rising 1916 as well as his role in…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on March 22, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments


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Fidchell - The Ancient Celtic Chess Game

Legend has it that the ancient Irish game of Fidchell (literally translated as ‘Wood Wisdom’) was invented in the 9th century by Lugh, the Irish god of light, master druid and warrior – predating the game of chess as we know it by c300 years!  Fidchell would have played…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on March 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

20 March, 2015 - The Most Important Day in Years

Friday, 20th March, 2015 must have happened before, and it must have been so vitally important to early Celts and those who lived in Ireland before them.

Why?

Friday, the 20th of March is the Spring…

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Added by Frank Scott on March 19, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

TheIrishStore Launches TISTV Home Shopping Channel

TheIrishStore.com has launched …

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Added by The Irish Store on March 19, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Galvanized Yankees

If you live in the southern part of the United States, you know they are still not over the war. Which war? The one where the south lost!  So thought I would stir the pot a little.

A large part of the 34th…

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Added by Dee Notaro on March 18, 2015 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chile

IRISH SHOW THEIR TRUE COLOURS THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY

The official society of the Irish in Chile, “The Wild Geese”, will be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

The Greening of the World

Here is a note from Tourism Ireland about turning the world green for St. Patrick's Day.

Tourism Ireland today announced that the Colosseum in Rome, the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in the fabled district of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chennai, India

This was my third St. Patrick's Day celebration in Chennai, South India. Thanks to the opening of the Hon Irish Consul in 2013, and a little networking in both Ireland and India, we have a small…

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Added by Aine Edwards on March 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Japan

Toru Tazura O'Connell, the Public Relations Director of the Irish Network Japan was kind enough to send in the following…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

In `92, Billy Yank and Johnnie Reb March in Dublin

By Joe Gannon and Gerry Regan

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been 23…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

A Piece of History Made New

A number of months ago I was approached by a gentleman who had a piece of teak wood kicking around his garage for years.  He asked me if it would be possible for me to make him some pens from this wood.  I…

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Added by Peninsula Pens on March 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Leprechaun: Ireland’s Most Distinguished Fairy

The following is an excerpt from an article of the same title, first published on the website: Tales and Whispers.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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