This is a video demo of the opening scene of "The Last Torch." It is just a demo for creative purposes. O'Rourke is out scouting when he sees the Spanish Armada in trouble off the west coast of Ireland. The visuals are…Continue
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The three most recent incarnations of the ball: the fourth ball (on display at Waterford Crystal's headquarters in Ireland), the centennial ball (on display at Times Square Visitors Center), and…Continue
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On New Year's Eve of 1602, Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare (Domhnall Cam Ó Súilleabháin Bhéara), Chieftain of the great O'Sullivan clan of west Cork and 1,000 others from the area over which he ruled set out on one of the most…Continue
Opening in Movie theaters on January 10, 2014 “Lone Survivor” was the film adaptation of Chief Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell’s best-selling memoir, describing the heroism and sacrifice of a SEAL Reconnaissance Team in the…Continue
This one's for all you animal lovers out there, and especially for all you equine lovers. On second thought, this is something that will be enjoyed by anyone who loves Ireland, her unique landscapes, and her grand auld…Continue
The traditions on the 26th of December in Ireland have not largely carried over to most sectors of the worldwide Irish diaspora. Known as St. Stephen's Day or Wren Day in Ireland, this is a brief crash course on the…Continue
“The wran, the wran, the king of all birds,
on Stephen's day was caught in the furze.
His body is little but his family is sweet
so rise up landlady and give us a treat.
And if your treat be of the best
your soul in heaven…
NEW YORK – Just prior to a recent reception for the…Continue
Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on September 21, 1897. The response by Francis Pharcellus Church, a…Continue
Revolution has usually been a young man's game. John Devoy was definitely an exception to this rule; -- a man who lived to a very old age, through times which would have thrown…Continue
A.D. 2013 has been a big year for The Wild Geese. It was just nine months ago that the new and improved version of TheWildGeese.com was launched. As 2013 winds down to a close, we thought it would be…Continue
For 13 years I had been looking for "The Cross of Ballysheen" County Wexford in historical records and on my journeys with Google streetview. Finally I was here at 'The Lobster Pot' at Carnsore Point which sits right on the crossroads dividing the old townlands of Ballysheen and Ballyfane. I had quickly…Continue
Looking to land an Irish lad or lassie like they do in the movies? Planning a trip for your honeymoon in Ireland? Researching…Continue
While yet a teenager, I collected most of these clay pipes around Loughrea, in county Galway, some from the lake shore, some from under the water using a snorkel and mask, the smallest ones from the bottom of a hole I was digging in Elephant and Castle, while working as a student in…Continue
It was a cold night in November 1983, and I was in the middle of my 12-hour night shift driving a yellow cab in NYC.
Coming down Broadway in upper Manhattan, four people flagged me down. Three jumped in the back and one into the front, never a good plan from the perspective of the driver. The passenger in the front said: “Can you hurry up and get to Times Square?” and promised to take care of me when we arrived –- a…Continue