April 2015 Blog Posts (65)

'May Day, May Day': The Irish Connection

As May Day is observed around the world, we take a look at the close connection between the Irish and the efforts to organize labor around the world. At home in Ireland the fight was led by men like …

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Boar of Ben Gulbain

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, the steward of Aengus the greatest magician in Ireland fathered a child by the wife of Donn a member of the Fianna. Donn was away on the battle field…

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Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Irish Myths and Legends Part 4: Aoife's Tale

Lir is known to many as the father of the boys and girls turned into swans by their wicked step mother Aoife in "The Children…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 30, 2015 at 4:08am — 1 Comment

Fiacc the Raven

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, Fiacc, the great raven, watched as the King of Ulster, Conor Mac Nessa arrived at the home of Phelim, a storyteller.  Fiacc knew…

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Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 29, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Irish Myths and Legends Part 3: The City Beneath the Waves

Whether ancient legends or modern family tales, the stories of Ireland and Scotland have…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 29, 2015 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Genealogy Tip: Map Copyright Traps

We use lots of maps in tracing the paths of our ancestors. Mapmakers will often place a tiny piece of incorrect information in their maps to prevent illegal reproduction of their work. Called a "copyright trap," the fake text might be a bogus street name or even the…

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Added by Dee Notaro on April 29, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

'The Cauldron of Bran' by Mallon Foundry

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, there was a king of Wales called Bran, the Raven.  It was a time of war, and Bran the King sought the strength of an alliance with Ireland.  So a marriage…

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Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment


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The Battle of Mount Street Bridge: Easter Rising 1916

The Battle of Mount Street Bridge is a part of the 1916 Easter Rising that is rarely mentioned. Yet this battle is surely one that should have been at the forefront of…

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

Irish Myths and Legends Part 2: Cúchulainn

Given the history of Scotland and Ireland - two sibling nations with fierce and loyal ties to each other but also marred (and often scarred) by bloody…

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

The Woods of Kylemore Abbey

If one is travelling through Connemara, one of the more compelling tourist destinations is Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery since 1920, which sits…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on April 27, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

'The Salmon of Knowledge' by Mallon Foundry

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, a great salmon named Bradan rested calmly in the Pool of Wisdom on the River Boyne.  The salmon fed on the nuts from the nine hazel trees growing around the pool and all the wisdom of the world became…

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Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Hanging With Storyteller Rab Fulton in The Virtual Síbín

Rab is a Galway-based storyteller who originally comes from Scotland. He specialises in reimagining Irish and Scottish myths, folklore and urban legends. His "Celtic…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 27, 2015 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Introducing: Mallon Foundry

We are new to TheWildGeese.Irish and pleased to sponsor this week of Myths and Legends.  It was these Celtic stories, told by our ancestors around their firesides which inspired us to create a…

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Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 26, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: April 26 - May 2

Gustavus Conyngham, from an original lithograph by Arthur Szyk, courtesy of the Arthur Szyk Society You can find more of Mr. Szyk's historical…
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Added by The Wild Geese on April 25, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

In Pursuit of Lincoln's Assassin: Roscommon-Born James Rowan O'Beirne (Part 1 of 2)

On Sunday April 16, 1865, Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton was in his office dealing with the sudden blow of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln two nights earlier, at Ford’s…

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Added by Bill O'Neill on April 25, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

HOW CAN ONE RESIST HAVING A FEAST AT THIS 500 YR OLD CASTLE..? FIDDLES & FLUTES  STORYTELLING & SONG COZY LOG FIRES  EAT DRINK LIKE LORDS AND LADIES ESCAPE FROM LIFE FOR A MINUTE !

HOW CAN ONE RESIST HAVING A FEAST AT THIS 500 YR OLD CASTLE..? FIDDLES & FLUTES  STORYTELLING & SONG

COZY LOG FIRES  EAT DRINK LIKE LORDS AND LADIES ESCAPE FROM LIFE FOR A MINUTE…

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Added by annette counihan on April 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

OVER 40 TAKE A LOOK AND BOOK !!

OVER 40?...Take a look and book.8 days singles adventure Galway Clare feast at castles, visit Claddagh town, spend a day on the aran islands walk the cliffs 0of moher, explore Galway city with our wonderful guide watch irish dancing under the stars..and lots more.highlight of your trip Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival, have a meeting with the matchmaker himself, dance have fun laugh lovely hotels, food all entertainment transport incl meet you at shannon airport sept 14.22…

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Added by annette counihan on April 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Aran Islands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDDE-ZwCaZo

Added by Benny O'Carroll on April 23, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

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