Roger Casement being led out of Pentonville Prison, where he would later be hanged.…
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This I wrote as a tribute to all writers, poets, musicians and artists, who from time to time experience bouts of what I call the nasty, malodoros S.S.E. (shitty self-esteem). Consider this as a pat on the back which will encourage us to keep on creating and hopefully ward off the regrets.
All artists, writers, musicians and poets have the uncanny ability to tap into the realm of spirit. It is a gift that enables us to transcend the mundane, and experience the world as we see and feel…Continue
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In 1913, William Martin Murphy fired all his employees who had joined the Irish Transport and General Worker's Union…Continue
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If you haven't had the chance to get to know New Wild Geese members Corey & Liam, drop on over and say…Continue
By John Bruton
As the generous, realistic Irish woman that I am, I've decided to extend the 25% discount on the sale of my "Christmas Flavors of Ireland" cookbook to September 17, or the fabulous pseudo-holday known as "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day." With that in mind, please enjoy one of my favorite…Continue
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His great grandparents were Dennis Harrigan, (born 1781 in Cork) and Catherine Driscoll (Cork).
His grandparents were Dennis Harrigan Jr, (born 1832 in New Brunswick, Canada) and Catherine Ahearn (born in Canada, father from Cork).
His mother was Catherine Helen Harrigan (born 1873 in Stillwater,…Continue
In memory of my ancestor William Brennan (Brennan on the moor) who chose to become a highwayman after his forebears were ousted from their ancestral home in county Kilkenny, during the Norman invasion of Ireland.
He rode from high to the valley floor,
then hid behind the rowan tree.
It was time to settle a deep-set score
and seek vengeance for his family.
They took the land they took their pride,
rode roughshod o'er the scattered…
Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 26, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
Nature is what we're famous for and it's arguably what we do best. While farming has helped shape the land over generations, givings us the traditional patchwork quilt scenery, we take huge pride in the unspoilt natural beauty…Continue
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Here's a beautiful old song - in a clip from a festival I played in May of 2014 with my son Jaime.
I wrote this poem after months of studying Yeats' work and life for my undergrad thesis. One night, I found a BBC recording of him reading "The Lake Isle of Innisfree." I finally got to hear the voice I had been reading for so long and the moment took my breath away. This poem resulted…Continue
There are still beautiful wild places in Ireland where nature is in charge. Note the bog cotton!
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Up and Coming: We're delighted to put the spotlight on a growing number of intriguing events in metro New York in September. Here's a sketch of each along with links for more information:
(BTW, don't hesitate to reach out to fellow…Continue
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The massive blasts of the four homemade, two-hundred-pound mortars, launched from the rear of a commandeered, flatbed truck, reverberated and shook the buildings throughout the town as they hit their target with deadly…Continue
We bring you exciting news as our friends and Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partners Fíbín Teo,…Continue
Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Without a doubt, one of the most challenging parts of learning Irish is understanding Irish speakers in person, on TV, or on radio. This can be especially hard for those who live outside of Ireland. However, there…Continue