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This Week in the History of the Irish: July 15 - July 21

CÉADAOIN -- On July 18, 1874, Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha was born Charles William St. John Burgess on Richmond Avenue in Dublin. Cathal…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2018 at 12:48pm — No Comments

The Miami Showband Massacre: The Day The Music Was Silenced

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It is widely accepted that the traditions of music and storytelling in Ireland, are among the most original and earliest forms of communication in Europe. The one thing that truly unites all the differing factions in Ireland is our love of and deep respect for music. Music unites, gladdens and…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 13, 2018 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 8 - July 14

DOMHNAIGH -- On July 8, 1770, Mary Ann McCracken -- patriot, philanthropist and sister of United Irish martyr Henry Joy McCracken -- was born in Belfast. Mary Ann was the fiercely independent daughter of a Presbyterian sea captain. With her sister,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 8, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #9

Day 9 ~ Slán to Ireland

A quiet thread of melancholy hovered over me as I made my way to breakfast on the last morning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 8, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #8

Day 8 ~ A Day of History and Reflection

The final day of my Wild West Clare-Connemara-Galway Tour was a…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 5, 2018 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh





This month we remember Irishman Oliver Plunkett, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who was hung, drawn and quartered, on July 1, 1681 at Tyburn Gallows, London. That barbaric act made him the last Catholic victim martyred as a direct result of the devious ‘Popish…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on July 1, 2018 at 10:13am — 6 Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #7

Day 7 ~ A Place to Call Home

I have discovered Heaven.

Another…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 1, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 1 - July 7

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

'Men of the South' by Sean Keating, depicting the men of an IRA Flying Column during the War of…
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Added by The Wild Geese on June 30, 2018 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #6

Day 6 ~ On Top of the World

A heat wave has hit Ireland this week, and I’ve managed to acquire a bit of a sunburn…and I’m having the time of my life!…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 28, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Totally Irish Gifts . . . We're Back With Some Special Offers

We've been quiet on the blog post for some time, but we're back now and looking forward to providing some interesting posts!

Just to recap on the ongoing discount codes to use on www.totallyirishgifts.com, exclusively for members of The Wild Geese. All our gifts are…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on June 28, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #5

Day 5 ~ A Spiritual Journey

A scorcher in the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #4

Day 4 ~ From Sweeping Romance to Gritty Reality and back again

Another fabulous day in the Wild West of Ireland that…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 27, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #3

Day 3 ~ History and Old Hollywood

A lovely day for a cruise…and that’s exactly…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Dispatches from the Wild West: Day #2

Day 2 ~ A Feast of History and Inspiration

The sun shone brightly on the second day of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Dispatches from The Wild West -- Day #1: The Adventure Begins

My Clare-Connemara-Galway tour started out with a bang, filled with history, fascinating details that only locals would know, and…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Dispatches from The Wild West -- On the Eve of an Adventure

I’m about to embark on a grand adventure, and I feel almost like one of my own romance novel heroines!

Tomorrow marks the beginning of my…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 25, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 24 - June 30

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 24, 1797, John Hughes, the first archbishop of New York, was born in Annaloghlan, County Tyrone. Hughes emigrated to the United States in 1817 and was ordained in Maryland in 1826. Appointed bishop in New York in 1842 and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 23, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The All-American Scone -- A Star-Spangled Treat

As Independence Day approaches in the United States, out come the BBQ's, the American flags, and just about anything red, white and blue — including recipes for these fruity, berry-filled scones. You can actually eat them all day; lathered with…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 22, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: June 17 - June 23

DOMHNAIGH -- On June 17, 1845, author and poet Emily Lawless  (right) was…

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Added by The Wild Geese on June 17, 2018 at 9:43am — No Comments


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One of 'The Boys of Wexford' Returns: JFK in Ireland

On June 23, 1963 the people of Ireland fell in love with a member of “The Wild Geese” who had less than five months to live. If ever an American politician had a style and ease that allowed the people of Ireland to see the “Irish” in him, it was John…

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Added by Joe Gannon on June 12, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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