April 2013 Blog Posts (72)

'My American Struggle': A Priest's Bold Bid To Put Injustice in Ulster on U.S. Agenda

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Seán McManus' Brother a Hero of IRA Border Campaign

Patrick McManus



By Kieron C. Punch…

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‘Connecting Across Oceans and Time’: Q&A With Celebrity Genealogist Megan Smolenyak

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Féile na Neantóg - Beltaine ~ May Day

A Blessed Nettlemas to all our members here.

Nettlemas, the name the Irish gave to the eve prior to Féile na Neantóg or May 1. On Nettlemas night, boys walked in the streets stinging one another with nettles. We can for go that custom, I am thinking.…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Irish Family History of the Pims: 1st Irish Quakers From England To Pennsylvania

Susan Potts Kimura read an article in TheWildGeese.com on Tennis In Ireland by James Doherty. Her famous Waterford relative Tennis Player Joshua Pim (Right: nicknamed The Ghost) was featured…

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Irish Custer Writer Discovers 7th Cavalry Ancestor!

The Curragh, County Kildare - It’s who you are. Your blood, your genes and, some would say, your personality, can be influenced by your ancestors, the family members that came before you. It should be essential knowledge…

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Come With Us to Cúirt

Established in 1985 and quickly becoming one of the premier literature festivals in all of Europe (and beyond), the Cúirt International Festival of Literature launched its 2013 programme on the 23rd of…

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Feting Our Members: Rewarding Our 300th, Among Others

Update: We have reached 300 and we found our winners!

Our 300th member is Melanie Cronk! Please welcome her! Our random member winner is Charlie…

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on April 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Sunday at Cúirt: Recalling Ireland's Great Hunger

While we were not able to attend any of the Saturday events at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature due to prior obligations, the lineup certainly had great appeal.  Moreover, all the chatter on…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

'Over the Edge' at Cúirt

My qualifications for reviewing modern Irish literature are limited to:

    - I live in Ireland, and,

    - I like books

With that disclaimer...

The Over the Edge Showcase was, for me, a highlight of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.  The…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on April 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

The Sweet Taste of an Ancient Celtic Festival

Beltane (“Bealtaine” in Irish) is a festival with ancient origins traditionally celebrated on May 1st, a spring time festival of optimism.  Most…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 29, 2013 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 28-May 4

Thomas Ashe

DOMHNAIGH -- On April 28, 1916, as the rebels in Dublin were being squeezed…

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Friday at Cúirt: The Galway Experience in a Nutshell

As the Cúirt International Festival of Literature entered its third day, it became apparent early on that it was going to be a day in which one would be exposed to the true "Galway experience."  

The highlight of the day, for me, was the Literary Walk through Galway City.…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

S African Rose Maurer: Irish Culture in KwaZulu-Natal

Most of South Africa is more than 8,000 miles (14,000 km) from Tipperary, a truly “long, long way,” but still, as in Ireland, another former British colony, the tramping of British army boots once was a familiar sound to that…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 27, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Get a (Free) Copy of 'Larry Kirwan's Celtic Invasion'

The Wild Geese gave away 5 copies of recently launched Celtic rock compilation…

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Added by Tiffany Silverberg on April 26, 2013 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Generation Emigration ~ The Irish Times

I wanted to share with you this well written article written by Seán Carlson, an author based out of New York City. The article is part of The Irish Times' "Generation Emigrant"

One pebble creates a ripple.... Stories such as this place emphasis on how far those ripples reach:…



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Added by Bit Devine on April 26, 2013 at 1:08am — No Comments

Arizona International Film Festival - Irish Shorts

The Arizona International Film Festival is nearing its end for 2013. Tonight, attendees will be given a glimpse into Irish film with 7 Irish Shorts on offer including the Sundance Film Festival award Winner "Irish Folk Furniture" by Tony Donoghue.. Should be Mad craic tonight... The Shorts run the…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 25, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Black 47's Larry Kirwan: At 'Sixteen' Still a Voice for Underdog

Whether singing about James Connolly or Bobby Sands or quoting Federico García Lorca, Wexford-born rocker and writer Larry Kirwan casts a discerning,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Thursday at Cúirt: New Blood, Old Favourites

One thing which struck me about the writers featured in Thursday's programme at the 2013 Cúrt International Festival of Literature was the blend of established writers and younger up-and-comers.  Writing workshops were conducted in the morning -- one a fiction workshop led by Keith…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 25, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Free Kindle Book Exclusively for Members of The Wild Geese

To thank The Wild Geese for recent a recent piece in which he was…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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