August 2015 Blog Posts (45)


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Echoes of The Rising: Robert Briscoe Becomes a Courier

With the approach of the 1916 Irish Easter Rising Centennial, there’s been renewed interest in "Shalom Ireland," a documentary film I made about Ireland’s remarkable, yet little known, Jewish community (…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on August 31, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Exploring 'Jimmy's Hall' With Actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton)

The following Q&A with Dublin-born actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton in Sixteen Films' biopic "Jimmy's Hall") is part of the studio's Production Notes for the film, shot in the story's actual locales in County Leitrim. The notes, assembled for the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 30 - September 5

The Hanging of Henry Joy McCracken by John Carey (1896). Ulster Museum.)

LUAIN --On August…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 29, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments


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'Nigh Comeragh's Rugged Hills': Ambush at The Burgery

When silence overcomes me

My dreams they seem to fill

Of my dear native happy home

Nigh Comeragh's rugged hills

 -- From a poem by Pat Keating

My…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 27, 2015 at 9:00am — 16 Comments

County Roscommon Genealogy Research on Facebook

On July 22, 2013 I formed this group to honor my Roscommon heritage.  We now have over 1,500 members worldwide who are focused on researching their Roscommon heritage as well as helping others with  Roscommon research.  There is…

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Added by Marie Higgins Ippolito on August 26, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Cork-Born MD a Hero, Patron for Buffalo's Laborers, Clergy

I ran across a man and his daughter lost in the 19th century history of Buffalo, Dr. John Cronyn (pictured) and Juliana Cronyn. They were extraordinary people by any stretch of the imagination.

John Cronyn was born in Blackrock, a suburb of Cork City, in 1825 and moved with his parents to Toronto. He finished first in his medical…

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Added by William J. Donohue on August 25, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments


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The Long Journey 'Home': The Art of The Irish Wake

The Irish custom of “waking the dead” has long been thought off as a purely Irish tradition, and many would argue that this is, indeed, the case. However, if we look at paganism, spiritualism and other religions, it is not too hard to…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on August 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

'We Built This City': How the Irish Constructed Today's London

The huge Irish contribution to building today's London has been marked by a short video, 'We Built This City,' a project completed by the Irish Architecture Foundation as part of Irish Design 2015. It is a lovely piece, something we can all be justifiably proud of. So many of us either emigrated ourselves, or had family or friends…

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Added by Brian Nolan on August 24, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments


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Surf's Always Up on the Wild Atlantic Way

Whether a seasoned waverider or a novice to a surfboard, the Wild Atlantic Way is home to some of the most exhilarating surfing locations in the world including Lahinch, Strandhill and Bundoran. Have a look at …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Fun for Couples on the Wild Atlantic Way

As skies of pinks and purple turn to midnight blue, it's the perfect time to take a kayak on West Cork's Lough Hyne. Have a look at more couples activities on the Wild Atlantic Way!…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Going Solo on The Wild Atlantic Way in October

"My favourite adventures on the Wild Atlantic Way happened to be in the worst weather." While the sun doesn't always shine in Ireland, you can always have fun on the #WildAtlanticWay.…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — 3 Comments


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10 Must-See Locations on the Wild Atlantic Way

Exploring the expansive 2,500-km route of the Wild Atlantic Way can be a formidable prospect.Take a look at our 10 must-see locations to visit along the route! (Pictured here…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Awe-Inspiring Cliffs of Downpatrick Head

Looming an impressive 126 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Downpatrick Head along the coast of Mayo are an incredible viewpoint out to the crashing seascape. Learn…

Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:00am — 1 Comment


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The Wild Atlantic Way's Most Enchanting Routes

Weaving breathtaking landscapes with enchanting legends, Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is surrounded by history and fascinating storytelling. Check out…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 23 - 29

LUAIN -- On August 24, 1968, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 22, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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'Jimmy’s Hall' Gralton in Long Line of Irish Working-Class Heroes

As I watched Ken Loach's newest film, “Jimmy’s Hall,” I was struck by how, as had also been true in “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” Paul Laverty’s writing and Loach’s directing of that writing is free of pretension.

Loach (pictured, foreground) doesn’t need…

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Added by Joe Gannon on August 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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Winifred Carney: Family Photo, Courtesy of Joan Austin

My thanks to Joan Austin for providing this photo of Winifred, and her mother and two sisters. I just want to share it with The Wild Geese readers.

Hello Joan Austin, thank you so very much for that piece of information that eludes the history records. I will of course alter …

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Added by That's Just How It Was on August 18, 2015 at 7:30am — 16 Comments

The Irishman, The Inca and The Jaguar

The Inca civilization arose from the highlands of Peru sometime in the early…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 16, 2015 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

On Her 95th, Recalling Three Days with Maureen O'Hara

(Jack Kruschen, John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara & Chill Wills in McLintock! - 1963)

There…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: August 16-22

Bernardo O'Higgins

LUAIN -- On August 17, 1778,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 15, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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