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Remembering JFK's Funeral Fifty Years On

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

It was early Friday afternoon, November 22, 1963. I…

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Added by Jim Goulding on November 20, 2013 at 12:26pm — 6 Comments

Warfield Makes It Easy: 'Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight'

”They could take our land, starve our poor, destroy our homes and plunder our institutions; they could deny us education, but they could not destroy our music and song” No truer words were ever spoken. These are by Derek Warfield himself.

Derek Warfield is a…

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Added by Kevin Gleeson on November 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Ireland's 'The Gathering' Success Inspires Even More!

Ireland's worldwide invitation to the Irish diaspora to come home in the very ambitious and controversial countrywide event "The Gathering" has exceeded all expectations.  A…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on November 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

'Sandy'-Whipped Rockaway -- One Year Later

I made several trips back into the devastation after that initial writing. The work never got easier. In fact it got much harder. Age on a man is often internal and aches and pains are the wrinkles.

Above, Cross Bay Blvd and a ship washed into the median. See more pictures below. Photos by Kevin Gleeson

One friend in particular deserves a mention here – a year later. Living in east Rockaway on…

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Added by Kevin Gleeson on November 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments


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Irish Neighborhoods In NYC At The Irish Cultural Society Meeting

John Ridge Presents on Lost Irish Colonies of New York

John Ridge, premier researcher of Irish life in the New York metropolitan area, spoke about the discoveries he has made about Irish…

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Added by John M. Walsh on November 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

'The Big Crowd' - When New York Was Irish



One of the joys of my early childhood was going with my family to the beaches of New York City, particularly Rockaway and Jacob Riis. Getting there was at least half the fun. We’d go over the George Washington Bridge, then…

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Added by Jim Curley on November 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Viva Irlanda! Transcript from Live Chat with Jim Goulding About the Irish Influence in Latin America

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 11, 2013 with fellow Wild Geese member,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2013 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

'Chasing' More Opportunities for The Wild Geese

Mission Main Street Grants

A chairde (chara), we could use your help getting to the next stage of a competition for a $250,000 grant, offered by Chase Bank's Mission MainStreet. We need to garner 250 'votes,' and fast (by the Nov. 15th deadline).

This infusion of cash would help us…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 4, 2013 at 6:30pm — 18 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

'As Game as Ned Kelly': The Rise and Fall — and Rise — of the Irish in Australia

By Joseph Gannon

Perhaps the most famous — or infamous — Irishman ever to trod south of the equator was the outlaw Ned Kelly, whose legend gave birth to "…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 11, 2013 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Lest We Forget: Jack and Sam Mallaghan and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers

I wrote about my novel, Ghost of Gallipoli, in a previous blog. However, given the significance of Sunday, 10th November, I’d like to dedicate this article to all those men of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, including my great-uncles, who…

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Added by Margaret Whittock on November 8, 2013 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

Crossing Paths with Meath Poet-Soldier Francis Ledwidge

By Jean Tubridy

When I agreed to write about the poet Francis Ledwidge (right), I completely underestimated the impact that this exploration of his life, poetry and influence would have on…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 8, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Review: 'Boy at the Gate' Testimony to Power of Music

THE BOY AT THE GATE (A Memoir)

Danny Ellis

Arcade Publishing,…

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Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on November 4, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Brooklyn Irish

Originally posted at artofneed, Blog for the Auld Irishtown trilogy here: http://artofneed.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-brooklyn-irish/

Although Irishtown had been known as Brooklyn’s most recognizable, infamous waterfront neighborhood for…

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Added by Eamon Loingsigh on November 4, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: November 3 - November 9

John Mitchel as portrayed by Currier and Ives, who made a number of Irish prints to appeal to the Irish-American market.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 2, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday, GAA

On this day in history:



1884 - The foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association.



The Gaelic Athletic Association was founded at 3 pm on Saturday, 1 November 1884, in the billiards room of Lizzie Hayes' Commercial Hotel, Thurles, County T…

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Added by Mercier Press on November 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Daring IRA Helicopter Escape, Halloween 1973

On 31 October (Halloween), 1973, the IRA used a hijacked helicopter to free three of its members from Mountjoy Jail in Dublin.  Below is a video clip from RTÉ's archives which shows the footage from the aftermath of this daring escape:

Added by Ryan O'Rourke on October 31, 2013 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Loftus Hall - The Most Haunted House in Ireland!

 

The Halloween 'Legend of Loftus Hall Experience Tour for Adults Only'  has been sold out for months! Having a wine and tapas bar and reserved table for after the tour had added to the value of this creative endeavour of the Hall's new owners.  

Near the end of my recent trip to Ireland, Wexford…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Decade of Commemorations

As any Irish history enthusiast will know, 2013 marks the centenary of a very significant year in the Irish fight for independence - and the next ten years will provide many more milestones to commemorate. The years 1913-23 in Ireland saw the Dublin Lockout, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, and the Civil War. By the end of this tumultuous decade, Ireland would be a fledgling Free State, and the…

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Added by Mercier Press on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

'Green Blood is For France': A Tense Political Thriller Reviewed

'Green Blood Is For France'

A Timothy O’Mahony Novel by John J. Gaynard

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2012)

Available From…

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Added by DJ Kelly on October 30, 2013 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

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