July 2013 Blog Posts (56)

Chat with Author Caroline Doherty de Novoa

When: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Where: TheWildGeese.com Main…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Building the Peace in Belfast

The Mayor of Belfast, Máirtín Ó Muiileoir, interviewed by Martin O'Brien in 'The Irish Catholic'.

http://www.irishcatholic.ie/20130718/feature/building-the-peace-in-belfast-S35409.html

Added by Gerard Cappa on July 19, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments

For the Grace of Gaelic

 

Still sitting there now in The Gather Inn at well past the hour and with a flight to catch in the early morning, Padraig began to wonder when the old man’s rant would come to its conclusion. All the old stories from days long gone and friends resting in the soil.

“And I’ll tell ye this and I’ll tell you no more, your mother is a saint, looking after our family the way she did. Looking after me all these years and I her father for jaysus sake.”

 The old…

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Added by Edmund Roycroft on July 19, 2013 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

Fragments of Time

After watching the video of Genetic ghosts, I kept recalling one of my poems, written in preparation for our first performance tour in Ireland back in 2005. I set to understanding the feelings I awakened during my visit the first year in the only way I knew best, rhythm and rhyme.…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 18, 2013 at 5:34pm — 2 Comments

My experience publishing in CreateSpace - July 17, 2013 Advice for writer-wannabees.

I decided it’s time that I published print versions of my eBooks. I first checked the internet to see what folks had to say about POD publishers, and decided to choose CreateSpace. I put a date in the title because the internet has no self-policing mechanism. Therefore, I spent several days learning all about PDF, formats, templates, etc. then found, I didn’t need them.

            There are three ways to submit covers and interiors to CreateSpace:

1)…

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Added by James Francis Smith on July 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Dead Interesting- Stories from the Graveyards of Dublin

The Irish book market is heavily saturated and books tend to have short shelf lives so it is often possible for good books to go unnoticed. I first heard about this book on the radio show Liveline, where the presenter, Joe Duffy was fascinated by the long forgotten about Seapoint Tragedy. In 1890 a…

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Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on July 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Dan O'Hara: The Man Behind the Song

I had occasion to visit Dan O’Hara’s hillside farm in Connemara recently as part of my work as a tour guide, work that takes me all over the country. The owner Martin Walsh, a natural born storyteller captivated the group with the story of how the unfortunate farmer ended up in New York…

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Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on July 18, 2013 at 3:30am — 11 Comments

Know any Irish scientists/engineers working in the US?

SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal

The SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal will be awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist or engineer living and working in the USA. The medal will recognize individuals who are not only outstanding in their fields of expertise but who also have demonstrably assisted researchers in Ireland in either academia or industry – via mentorship, supervision,…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on July 17, 2013 at 10:02am — No Comments

Saint Columba - a review

An indepth review of Brian Lacey's 'Saint Columba: His Life and Legacy' from the always excellent Vox Hiberionacum:

http://voxhiberionacum.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/review-columba-life-legacy/

Added by Gerard Cappa on July 17, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

Lost and Found ~ Belfast Shooting 1971

Mum told me a story years ago about her godchild's mother and aunt being shot by the British army. Even though I have been digging around in her O'Rourke past, she always refers me to this other side of her family who she reminisces about with such fondness. When mum ran…

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Added by The Last Torch on July 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 14 - July 20

A scene from the Draft Riots.

SATHAIRN - …

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2013 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

'The Irish Soldiers of Mexico' Reviewed

Here's a great review for Michael Hogan's…

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Added by Gerard Cappa on July 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

tribute to Felix Dolan

Next Saturday, July 20, at the Andy McGann Festival during the Catskills Irish Arts Week, there will be a tribute to the renowned piano and keyboard player Felix Dolan who died this April. Dolan was one of the seminal performers of traditional Irish music in the New York City area, going back to the 1950s, and played for more than 50 years. He was also a really good guy.

Here's the info (only on part of a day-long festival).:

Friends of Felix Dolan: 3:15-4:15…

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Added by Jim Curley on July 13, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Wild Geese in West Virginia, And Who's Hanging Out Most

From the Desk of the Executive Producer

New York -- We noticed in today's Google Analytics the following:

For the previous 30 days, the 5,737 visitors to The Wild Geese typically spend 4 minutes and 50 seconds in our community, while the 1,360 visitors from Ireland lingered 27 seconds longer, about 9 percent more. Meanwhile, those stopping…

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Added by Gerry Regan on July 12, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Your Home’s ‘Family Tree’: Q&A With Know Thy Place’s Colm Moloney

As an archaeologist of 25 years standing, Colm Moloney (on left in photo) knows Ireland from the ground up in a way few people do. Thus it would seem a natural extension of his work to focus on the role of…
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Brooklyn's Irish-American White Hand Gang

Originally posted at artofneed Blog for the Auld Irishtown trilogy: 

http://artofneed.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/the-white-hand-gang/

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on July 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Carrowntryla House

Carrowntryla House was one of the ‘Big Houses’ in Dunmore, County Galway and is a place of personal interest to me as it was in this house that my grandmother was born in 1915. Her father, a former RIC constable, was the caretaker there until 1928. It is not known for certain where the name comes from. In its…

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Added by Rónán Gearóid Ó Domhnaill on July 11, 2013 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Jane Lyons' 'From Ireland': A Lifelong Labour of Love

Photo courtesy of Jane Lyons

For any of you who are researching their family history in Ireland, you might want to take a look at:…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Celtic Legend Mickey Hamill Recalled at Hannahstown

In a picture-postcard graveyard clinging  to the side of the Black Mountain in Belfast, the memory of Belfast Celtic’s  greatest ever player was recalled on June 30, 2012.



Mickey…

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Added by Belfast Celtic Society on July 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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