Featured Blog Posts – September 2013 Archive (12)

Always Remember ~ Cumann na mBan

Mary (Mollie) Gill, Murphystown, Dundrum - first President of Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael from 1923-1941

Frances Mary Josephine Gabriel Hurley, Ballybrack - released from the North Dublin Union on 29 September 1923

Dollie Jeffares,…

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Added by Bit Devine on September 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Nicholas Gray: Irish Rebel - War of 1812 - Land Office

I believe the portrait at left is Nicholas Gray.

Nicholas Gray was an attorney in Co. Wexford, Ireland and in 1795 married Elinor Hughes. His life changed dramatically when he took part in the 1798 Rebellion as the Secretary to the Rebel Council of Wexford and also as Aide -de-Camp to Beauchamp Bagenal Harvey…

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Added by Don Gray on September 21, 2013 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

'Bold' Robert Emmet

by Mike McCormack, AOH National Historian

Two Hundred and ten years ago on August 25, 1803, a tragic event befell Irish history. It all began when the United Irishmen, a group of Catholics and Protestants united to work for…

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Added by Mike McCormack on September 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

The Kate Mullany National Historic Site

The Kate Mullany National Historic Site in Troy, NY is pleased to join the Wild Geese Blog.  The following is a recent article for Berkshires Week.  For more information go to:…

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Added by Paul F. Cole on September 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments


Founding Member
Hofstra Irish Studies Program Hosts Talk on 'Riders to the Sea'

Dr. Nicholas Grene, professor of English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, lectured on J.M. Synge’s “Riders to the Sea” on September 17, 2013 at Hofstra University.  Dr. Grene’s host was the Irish Studies Program co-directed by Dr.Maureen…

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Added by John M. Walsh on September 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

'Blood From a Shadow' Is a Wild Ride

I recently finished Gerard Cappa’s thriller, "Blood From a Shadow."  If you had been with me at the time, you would have heard a loud exhale as the little readometer on my…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on September 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Sketches of Spain

There is a link with Spain that is revealing itself. I was looking for a flamenco guitarist for for my Irish/Spanish musical. I scoured the web looking for people and came across a tapas bar that had flamenco guitar. I got an email and sent it off. A week passed and I wondered but decided to let it go. I got an email from an entertainment website where I have a profile because there were jobs matching me. I thought I would contact guitarist needs singer. Said nothing but…

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Added by The Last Torch on September 17, 2013 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Picturing Life in 1930s Galway

I just recently came across these lovely colourised photos from circa 1930 which depict life as it was for most folks in Connemara and in the Claddagh area of Galway Town.  What's striking, to me, is that the lifestyle shown would not have been…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on September 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

So, Irish is a 'Dead Language', is it? Yeah, Right.

After watching the videos produced by Coláiste Lurgan in Connemara and posted here a few weeks ago, I think a few eyes have been opened.  Any…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on September 14, 2013 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Irish Influence on English Language

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on September 12, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The Firefighter

often find myself thinking about my cousin Michael Brennan. He was a firefighter…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

'The Irish Sword': A Community Chat All About Dick Dowling, with Mike Harrington

The following is a transcript of the LIVE Wild Geese Community Chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Sunday, September 8, 2013 with historian…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 9, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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