The Christmas season in Ireland is a happy combination of modern and ancient customs that combine to bring a unique meaning to this special time of year. While Christmas shopping, decorated trees, and Santa Claus are…Continue
Irish folk lore is part of our heritage and the tradition of storytelling runs strongly through our veins. It would be difficult to find an Irish person who did not hear the stories of…Continue
As we know from the ancient Celtic legends, our ancestors were very fond of a board game named Fidhcell by the Irish and Gwyddbvyll by the Welsh. It was like chess, often being proclaimed as one of…Continue
On the Galway's Horrible Histories Walk, I weave the Brendan Voyage tale into the stories I tell, explaining how in 929 AD the Vikings raided the Priory Abbey of Annaghdown, 4 miles up the Corrib River from Galway city, which was founded by…Continue
Zen and the Art of Knots
Celtic knotwork has fascinated me for over 30 years now. It has always been drawn, painted, etched and carved etc., so I set myself a completely new…Continue
Last Thursday, Israel’s Labor Party elected a new leader. Isaac Herzog replaces Shelly Yacimovich as the party’s Chairman.
Herzog immediately called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to move the peace process with the Palestinians forward. In his victory speech, Herzog vowed to refocus the…Continue
New Ross, County Wexford -- The JFK Trust announced an exciting new campaign with Irish emigrants and their families at its heart. The REUNITED AT THE EMIGRANT FLAME campaign will give participants a chance to win return flights to Ireland in time for Christmas and is…Continue
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Today (November 22, 2013), the world commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Irish-American president John F. Kennedy. You may not know that Belfast-born author and theologian, C.S. Lewis, passed on the very same day. Fifty years after his death, Lewis is even more influential than…Continue
The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, November 22, 2013 -- the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Some editing has been applied for clarity.
The image to the left is the first page of a hand-written letter from Jacqueline Kennedy to Eamon De Valera in January of 1964. In the letter, Mrs. Kennedy expresses how much her late husband's trip to Ireland the previous summer had impacted him, and how much his Irish heritage meant to…Continue
A novel by DJ Kelly
Published by PublishNation (6 Mar 2013)
In the early morning hours of August 2, 1943, a small American torpedo boat was moving just west of New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. In command was a young Irish-American destined to be the first…Continue
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In 1963, when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy visited Ireland, I was 15 years of age.
To understand the impact of President…Continue
France has its Eiffel Tower, the U.S. its Statue of Liberty, but arguably the most iconic attraction in Ireland is that cathedral of conviviality, the Irish pub. The unique thing that this Irish institution has is that, unlike the others, it’s exportable, if you don’t count plaster-of- Paris…Continue
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
It was early Friday afternoon, November 22, 1963. I…Continue
November 22nd. Strikes a sullen chord. Any year -- and yet this year, it is the 50th year. Striking a crescendo of deep and bitter sadness.
Maybe it’s because I was raised in a house where John Fitzgerald…Continue
The government of Ireland has pledged aid of more than 3 million euro to the disaster-stricken Philippines, and Irish missionaries are in the forefront of providing assistance to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, according to Irish news reports. Tipperary-born…Continue
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Have a read and see what you think, but I think Colm O'Regan has captured the essence of of Irish Mammys. Don't some of these phrases ring bells? …Continue
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