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
I’m not sure why so many people think history is boring. Sure, a dull teacher can ruin any good story, but history, in the right setting is not only intriguing, but it is alive. You’ll be amazed at the history you can discover during a driving tour of Ireland. The lens of history is…Continue
"In the Footsteps of Anne, Stories of Republican Women Ex-Prisoners"
Compiled by Evelyn Brady, Eva Patterson, Kate Mc Kinney, Rosie Hamill and Pauline Jackson
James Hoban and George Washington inspect the unfinished White House in 1798. Washington would never live in it.…
It is impossible to write the history of nineteenth century American politics without noting the overwhelming presence of the Irish in the affairs of state. In part this was due to mere…Continue
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has drawn quite a bit of attention at The Wild Geese, and not only within the past 24 hours since this legendary leader's passing.
Here are some of the tributes members have posted:
Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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
A novel by DJ Kelly
Published by PublishNation (6 Mar 2013)
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.