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James Joyce: 'Does Nobody Understand?'

On 11 January 1941, James Joyce underwent surgery in Zurich for a perforated ulcer. While he at first improved, he relapsed the following day, and despite several transfusions and fell into a…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on January 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

Q&A on "Vanishing Ireland" with Author Turtle Bunbury

(First published 12/2/11) Turtle Bunbury is an Irish journalist and historian, whose photo-book series “…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 26, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The Otherworldly Reach of the O'Rourkes

I was only in Leitrim for 6 day s including the two for traveling and one on the set of Ken Loach's film 'Jimmy's Hall'.  In just over 3 days, I was transported to so many magical places it has…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on January 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

Here's Your Afternoon/Evening Toddy Recipe, with a Tea Twist!

IRISH TO THE CORE

  • 2 oz Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey  
  • slice lemon
  • 5-7 whole cloves
  • tsp honey cup hot, freshly…
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Added by Castle Brands Inc on January 8, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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Irish Cultural Society Writing Contest

The Irish Cultural Society announces its annual writing contest for students in the 9…

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Added by John M. Walsh on January 7, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Daniel Florence O'Leary

There is a statue commemorating his bravery in Fitzgerald Park in Cork City where he was born, but many Cork residents today have no idea who he was. Yet history students in Venezuela know him…

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Added by Jim Goulding on January 6, 2014 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

The Family Pub Crawl

Ireland and pubs go together like fish and chips. You really can’t fully experience one without the other. Of course, Irish pubs and fish and chips go together quite nicely, too.

Travelers tend to see the Irish pub as an adult experience, but it is a place your entire family is…

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Added by margopenelope on January 6, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

2014 Irish Farmers Calendar - Fun and Charity in One Package

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, January 6, 2014.  The focus for the discussion was celebrating Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas).  We were joined by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 7, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

'Eleanor's Plea'

This is a demo from "The Last Torch". The graphics used come from Irish Homeland…

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Added by The Last Torch on January 3, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Limerick, Ireland’s First City of Culture

Following on the heels of The Gathering, 2014 will introduce the Irish and tourists alike to Limerick, Ireland’s first City of…

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Added by margopenelope on January 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

'This Lovely Coast'

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…

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Added by The Last Torch on December 31, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

If Not Oswald then Who?

I recently met a woman born on the very day of Kennedy’s assassination, Erica fervently…

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Added by James Francis Smith on December 31, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Waterford Crystal and the Times Square Ball

Into the new millennium (1999-2007)

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…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on December 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Your First Guinness in Ireland

Some of you might be taking a trip to Ireland in the near future and having a real pint of Guinness will be first on your agenda. You have all heard that the Black Stuff tastes better in Ireland and it…

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Added by margopenelope on December 11, 2013 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

What Nerved Brutus to Slay Caesar: James McParlan and the 'Molly Maguires'

Beau Riffenburgh’s biography of James McParlan, titled “…

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Added by Anne Flaherty on December 28, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Capaillíní Chonamara: Ireland's Most Iconic Animal

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…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 27, 2013 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

The Night of the Big Wind - St. Stephen's Day 2013

'Oiche na Gaoithe Moire' - The night of the big wind! That phrase usually refers to one of the most devastating hurricanes that ever hit Ireland, which made land during the night of Little…

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Added by Brian Nolan on December 27, 2013 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

Keeping 'The Irish' in America’s Irish Pubs: Q&A With Waterford Native Brendan Barry

(Left, left to right, Brendan Barry and new recruit and County Meath native Conall Finn with County Kildare native Emmet Gallagher, owner of McMahons Irish pub in Warrenton, Virginia.)

NEW YORK – Just prior to a recent reception for the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 24, 2013 at 4:21pm — 15 Comments

Q&A: Morning Star's Mary Courtney on Her Influences, Musical and Otherwise

(First publish 11/15/11) Mary Courtney is a Kerry-born folk artist and New York resident, and she is lead singer, guitarist and bodhran player for Morning Star [pictured below], a traditional Irish band that regularly travels between shows in the United States and Ireland.  Her music incorporates…

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Added by The Wild Geese on May 25, 2013 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

Book Review: Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom

(First published in 1998) Joseph Gannon's review of Terry Golway's book

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…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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