April 2014 Blog Posts (72)

Isolde of Dublin

For my latest blog on Irish history check out

http://www.ronangearoid.blogspot.ie/

This time I feature Isolde of Dublin, the heroine of Tristan and Isolde, Europe's most famous Love story prior to Romeo and Juliet.

Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on April 29, 2014 at 4:56am — No Comments

another Irish judge goes soft on a sexual predator

The case is reminiscent of Lyons who raped a woman and got six months because he was a man of means. This kind of thing deserves international attention.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/businessman-avoids-jail-for-sex-assault-in-bb-266872.html

Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on April 29, 2014 at 4:53am — No Comments

The Drama of the Irish Language: Chatting with Darach Ó Tuairisg of Irish Theatre Company Fíbín

The following is a transcript of the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Wednesday, April 30,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Fine Dining Dons 'Three Shades of Green'

Members might like to experience three takes on the Irish food experience by joining chef Noel McMeel and cookbook authors Judith McLaughlin and Margaret Johnson at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. Mark your calendars for May 29! Check the menu and make reservations at…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on April 28, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 27 - May 3

Gustavus Conyngham, from an original lithograph by Arthur Szyk, courtesy of the Arthur Szyk Society…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 26, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Eight Must-Do's in Ireland

1. Go to a GAA match

Whether it’s hurling or football, this is a definite must on your visit to Ireland.

Hurling is believed to be the world’s oldest field game as well as the fastest game played on grass. It is an amazing game to watch full of speed and…

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Added by The Irish Store on April 25, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

April 20-26, 2014: Cowboy Poetry Week - Hats Off to Irish Cowboys

April 20-26, 2014 is Cowboy Poetry Week. I thought I would share one of my own poems, written in 2007, a tribute to te Irish cowboy.





Right: Jeff Streeby, Cowboy Poet, in the dining room of Man of Aran Cottage, Inis Mor…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 25, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

No Such Thing as a Stranger

The morning sun pressed through my window and pried open my eyes at half past six. Since breakfast wouldn't be served until half past eight, I decided that a short walk to explore the area around Dundrum House of…

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Added by Bit Devine on April 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Mystery of the 69th Pennsylvania's Irish Flags

On the afternoon of July 3, 1863 Pickett's Virginians charged the Bloody Angle at the Gettysburg battlefield. This was the main confederate attack to crack  the Union line. Defending the left side of the…

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Added by Michael H.J. Kane on April 24, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Picturing Ireland's First High King

If your mind is anything like mine, you have wondered and imagined what important historical figures may have looked like in the flesh. Before the photograph came into play -- and even centuries before its forerunner, the Daguerrotype, came on the scene -- men and women of high status and important positions were posed for portraits by the best painters of their own days.…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Willie Walsh's Wake

Willie Walsh was every inch the typical Mayo man, hardworking and well disposed to help his fellow villagers, and indeed it was just such an act of kindness which brought about…

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Added by DJ Kelly on April 23, 2014 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Information about my book

Link to back cover blurb:

Against The Wind (on The Wild Geese)

Image of back cover:…

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Added by James O'Brien on April 23, 2014 at 12:42am — No Comments

Priceless Easter Rising Footage Made Available Online

A priceless film archive which includes extensive footage of the Easter Rising and its aftermath has been released online by British Pathé.

The multimedia resource has made its entire archive, consisting…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Brian Boru Country: Footprints of History

Brian Boru Country. Co. Clare

One thousand years ago tomorrow, on April 23rd 1014,…

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Added by clarevirtually.ie on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Easter Eggs - A County Galway Tale

With nine million chocolate Easter eggs being eaten in Ireland over Easter, I wondered if our children have any idea what life was like for our parents and grand-parents.

My grandfather,…

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Added by Brian Nolan on April 22, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

The Wild Geese’s Latest Initiative: Relentlessly Uncovering Our Irish Ancestry

We in The Wild Geese social network, now 13 months old, are experiencing a swell of interest and passion in exploring Irish ancestry among our growing membership. No surprise, considering that we as a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Hiraeth no longer!

Since my last blog post in December, many changes have occurred in my life.  The most unforeseen being that I am now back 'home' in my beloved Vermont!  A new town, from my living here three years ago, but still within "The Green Mountains" which is where I resided before.  And HERE is where my heart lies - in the most blissful of states.  Hiraeth no more!  This is what I had longed for during those dark, long, winter days of my last…

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Added by Cindy Butler on April 20, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Bert Hassell and Parker Cranmer

           

           

            In March of 2014 I…

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Added by P.J. Francis on April 20, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

When President Reagan Visited Ballyporeen

During his 1984 presidential visit to Ireland, a reporter asked Ronald Reagan what he thought of the groups who were protesting about various American policies. The president replied that it…

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Added by P.J. Francis on April 19, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A Quiet Pint

About three decades and a half ago there was a pleasant bar where I used to drop in for a quiet pint.

That was a practice I have not participated in for several years. I am the worse for that. If I had…

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Added by P.J. Francis on April 19, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

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