Featured Blog Posts – October 2014 Archive (23)

Isaac Butt: Founder of the Home Rule Party

by Patrick Bonar

Isaac Butt Q.C.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 31, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments


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The Premier County - Tipperary at a Glance

In our blog post last week, we mentioned some of the main attractions that you must see…

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Added by RE/MAX Ireland on October 29, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

The Irish 'Backbone' of the Erie Canal

by Maryann Tracy

To say that the Irish built the Erie Canal is an exaggeration, since there were British and Germans who worked alongside them, but to…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Yeats Falls in Love

By 1919, W.B. Yeats was writing Ego Dominus Tuus (Latin: I am your Master). For the first time…

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Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on October 27, 2014 at 4:00am — 2 Comments


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'The Irish Pub' Film in Cinemas From Today!

Hello, fellow Wild Geese! 

We're delighted to announce that The Irish Pub…

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Added by The Irish Pub film on October 24, 2014 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

10 Interesting Facts About Tory Island

Found in the seas off the coast of …

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Added by The Irish Store on October 23, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

The Storm

We were expecting her unwelcome visit thanks to the ingenious invention of Radar, which had been developed during the dark, frightful years of World War II. All we could do was prepare for her inevitable…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Origin of American Slang

I teach genealogy at a senior center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.. This city is a virtual melting pot of many nationalities of the world and people of many colors. We…

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Added by Dee Notaro on October 22, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment


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Westmeath Emigrants to Argentina

A game of hurling in Mercedes, Argentina (1917)…

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Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

How and Where to Win a Free Tour in Ireland!

We are delighted to be Heritage Partners with The Wild Geese!  We are just home in the USA after a few months providing small group tours in the Wild West of Ireland. We thought we would get the…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on October 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

'Come On Back, Boys! Give 'Em Hell, God Damn 'Em! We'll Make Coffee Out Of Cedar Creek Tonight!'

In a sense (of history), I have a personal recollection of General Phil Sheridan and his arrival at the battlefield at …

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Added by Robert A Mosher on October 16, 2014 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

Caring for the Injured in Brehon Law

Brehon Law had some special and unusual requirements for the care of an injured person.  The victim was entitled to peace…

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Added by Catherine Duggan on October 13, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Travel and Music Can Broaden the Mind

I read a nice article this Sunday in The New York Times Travel Section about a young man’s…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 6 Comments


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Ireland's Oldest City - Waterford at a Glance

Ireland's oldest city celebrated its 1200th birthday this year. Here is a list of the top things to see and do, if you ever visit Waterford. Situated in the sunny southeast, the 'déise' county holds many of the…

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Added by RE/MAX Ireland on October 13, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Exclusive Look at 'The Last Torch' for The Wild Geese

Well, we did it. It was hard, but overall I conducted myself with class and rehearsed for hours with an array of talented, crazy people. It was so challenging as a first-time producer and…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 10, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Limerick Scholar Rebuts Those Who Dismiss The Rising's Heroes

New York -- University of Limerick Professor Ruan O'Donnell drew more than 40 to O'Lunney's Times Square Pub on Thursday, October 2nd to issue a resounding rebuttal -- some would argue refutation -- of the recent critics of the 1,700 who went out on Easter Monday 1916. Directly challenging former…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Sheridan Film Retrospective Draws Hundreds -- and Jim Himself

New York -- Writer and director Jim Sheridan returned to his film making roots Saturday with a 60-minute interview followed by a screening of one of Sheridan's numerous Oscar-nominated films, in this case, "In America." The event drew a full house, close to 400 attendees, to NYU's Cantor Film Center.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Transcontinental Railroad in United States

One of the biggest projects in U.S. history, the building of the transcontinental railroad is played out in “Hell on Wheels”.  Four of the lead actors are Irish: Phil Burke, Irish Canadian; Colm Meany, Dublin;…

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Added by Dee Notaro on October 8, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

The Cultivation of a Canine

I must stress upon the reader the fact that no animals were harmed in any way during the writing and re-telling of this story. It is true though, that the star of the tale was definitely shocked, awed and mesmerized not to mention puzzled, bewildered and befuddled. As you read, I am sure you will agree that the unruly canine brought it upon himself with his dogged actions towards my hapless father.…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Irish Public Should not Pay for the Sins of the Banks

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man in debt for a thousand euro is worried, but that when a man is in debt for a million, then the bank is worried.

Or it used to be like that. Now…

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Added by Jillian Godsil on October 5, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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