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Irish History Site Celebrates Relaunch with On-Line Event

The (New) Wild Geese Debuts Sat., Mar. 9…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

John Barry, legendary Irish hero in the Continental Navy

If one were to query the public regarding the Father of the American Navy, they would likely hear the name, John Paul Jones. The Scotsman, John Paul, who added the name Jones to…

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Added by James Francis Smith on February 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


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Irish Railroad Workers Museum: An essay from Tom Ward

 

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ward has 1,600-acre cattle and timber

farm to keep him busy, as well as his daily Baltimore walks, which take him

from his Bolton Hill home to Pennsylvania Station.  He was instrumental in

saving the properties that house the restored Irish Immigrant Worker's Home

(an 1848 house on tiny Lemmon Street) which is now The Irish Railroad

workers museum. Ward owns a 1922 B&O wooden caboose with…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on February 28, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Black with a Tinge of Green

As February’s Black History Month fades into memory and March’s Irish History Month begins its ascendancy, there’s a brief moment where the black takes on a tinge of green.…

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Added by James Francis Smith on February 27, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

‘Airswimming’: Forsaken Women Find Love in Margins

By Megan Finnegan Bungeroth / Special to The Wild Geese



New York -- The Irish Rep might seem an odd choice of a

venue to stage the United States…
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Added by Gerry Regan on February 23, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

Welcome to ‘The Wild Geese Kitchen’

Monday, February 11, 2013

Welcome to ‘The Wild Geese Kitchen’…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 22, 2013 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

St. Patrick's Day Art Competition for Children

Monday, February 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Art Competition for Children…



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Added by The Wild Geese on February 22, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments


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Her Name is Sheela, and She Commands Your Attention

Strutting their genitalia, Sheela-na-Gigs remain a provocative presence in ancient Irish churches. Part 2 of the 3-part series ‘When The Goddess Ruled’

By Ronnie T. Stout-Kopp

Special to The Wild…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 19, 2013 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments


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Brigit: The Goddess Who Became a Woman, and a Saint

In Part 3 of WG's 3-part series "When the Goddess Ruled," Ronnie Drew-Kopp explains why Brigit remains a uniquely Irish figurehead, with a legacy of both Goddess and Christian saint.

By Ronnie T. Stout-Kopp

Special to…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 19, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment


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When the Goddess Ruled

The first of a three-part series recalling the time before Patrick, before Jesus, even, when Goddesses, such as Maeve, Eriu, Banba, Fotla, and many others, dominated the panoply of Celtic deities.…

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Added by Joe Gannon on February 19, 2013 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

'The Fighting 69th' at 150: A Brief History Part 2

'The Fighting 69th' at 150: A Brief History

Two world wars brought more battle streamers to the regiment, which, though Irish at heart, has in recent years become as diverse as the city it calls home.

PART 2 IN A TWO-PART SERIES

By Lt.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Recalling the 155th New York Volunteer Infantry 'Corcoran's Irish Legion' 1862-1865

By Kevin O'Beirne

Michael Corcoran was the commander of the 69th New York State Militia regiment, which fought at the battle of 1st Bull Run in July of 1861. Corcoran was captured by the rebels at that battle and was held prisoner for 13 months, until his exchange in August '62. One…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

A Brief History of the 16th 'Irish' Division

By Kieron Punch

John Redmond addressing a recruiting meeting in Wexford. Above his head was a banner reading "Ireland a…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Edmund Burke: The Conscience of a Nation

By Joseph E. Gannon

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

-- Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke was one of the most famous political thinkers of the 18th…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

'The Fighting 69th' Part 1

 

'The Fighting 69th'

The regiment that Robert E. Lee christened is going strong at 150

PART 1 IN A TWO-PART SERIES

By Lt. Col. Kenneth H. Powers, NYARNG (Ret.)…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Engaging the Enemy Part 2 of 3 of 'The Pope's Irish Battalion'

* Part 1 of 3: A Call to Arms

In 1860, 1,400 Irishmen travelled to Italy, responding to Pope Pius IX's call for help thwarting Italian efforts to seize Papal lands. Robert Doyle relates the saga in this 3-part series.

By Robert Doyle…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A Brief History of the O'Bannon Clan

More on the O'Bannons:

'To the Shores of Tripoli': The Presley O'Bannon Story

By Joseph E. Gannon

WGT Managing Editor…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Pope's Irish Battalion Part 1 of 3: A Call to Arms



In 1860, 1,400 Irishmen traveled to Italy, responding to Pope Pius IX's call for help thwarting Italian efforts to seize Papal lands. Robert Doyle relates the saga in this 3-part series.

By Robert Doyle

Up to the mid-19th century, Italy was a…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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